Cleaning Assistant

Kent Union.
14 Nov 2017
04 Dec 2017
Contract Type

Cleaning Assistant

Annual Salary £7,739 (£14,690 full-time equivalent)

25 hours per week, 33 weeks per year during term time

4:30am to 9:30am Monday to Friday


5:00pm to 10:00pm Monday to Friday

Generous pension and benefits

37 days annual leave

Thank you for your interest in the position of Cleaning Assistant at Kent Union. We are a successful, vibrant and exciting organisation with a bright future ahead of us. We have achieved a great deal in the last few years, more than doubling in size to our current £11million turnover, 500 employees and 2,000+ volunteers. Kent Union is a great place to work. We were re-accredited with Investor in People Gold status in December 2013, and were accredited with Leaders in Diversity in 2013; we were the first students union in the UK to achieve Investing in Volunteers status and have been included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For, for 8 years, placed 24th for 2017.

The post-holder will be working within the Facilities Department, which currently consists of a Head of Facilities, Cleaning Supervisor, 5 Cleaning Assistants and a Maintenance Supervisor.

The overall objective of the Cleaning Department is to ensure all areas of Kent Union are consistently cleaned to a high standard and in line with cleaning specifications and the Cleaning Service Standards, focussing heavily on providing a quality service. Kent Union’s outlets consist of: a café, a shop, a nursery, and 2 office buildings.

The post-holder will assist in delivering an efficient and quality cleaning service within Kent Union’s premises. The post-holder will be highly motivated, flexible and resourceful individual and will have good interpersonal skills, coupled with the ability to prioritise their work load. The post requires a large amount of manual lifting and operating equipment. This role is a great opportunity for a diligent and helpful individual, who enjoys working in a team.

For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact our Helen Close, Head of Facilities on 01227 824254. For an application pack, please visit

Closing date for applications is: Monday 4 December 2017

Interviews will be held on:  Tuesday 12 December 2017

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