Plumpton College
Plumpton Green, Lewes [East Sussex]
£18288.0 Per Year, pro rata
30 Aug 2019 09:10
29 Sep 2019 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Worker / Practitioner
Estates / Facilities / Operations
Contract Type
Part Time
Organisational Type
Land-based College


We are looking to recruit a permanent, part-time evening cleaner to be part of our team at Plumpton College. You will be responsible for the internal and external daily cleaning of the college, residential, office, educational and recreational areas. This practical role requires college areas to be maintained to a high standard of cleanliness as agreed with the Cleaning Supervisor.  On a daily basis the post holder will work to a cleaning schedule and will report any maintenance requirements to the Estates Manager.

The ideal candidate will be a professional, hardworking and confident team player, with experience of cleaning to a high standard.

This is a part-time position 32.5 hours per week, working Sunday to Thursday from 5.00pm until midnight.  As well as a competitive salary, you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 26 days holiday plus bank holidays (as well as up to 7 efficiency days at Christmas), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and free on-site parking. It is essential that you have your own transport due to the location of the role and the hours of work.

With over 3,000 students, excellent resources and a drive for continuous improvement, Plumpton College is actively seeking staff who want to make a difference and be part of this exciting phase of our development. At Plumpton College we are Ambitious & Progressive, Enterprising, Professional, Supportive and Passionate about everything we do – if you share these values and would like to be part of our growing team then we’d like to hear from you!

We reserve the right to call candidates to interview or withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

type: permanent , part time evenings 

Part time (Sunday – Thursday; 5:00pm – Midnight) 
32.5 hours per week

£18,288 (scale point 12) (Pro rata for hours worked)

Qualifications / Skills / Knowledge / Qualities

It is crucial that the successful candidate shares our student focussed values, equality of opportunity and parity of esteem for staff and students.  

Qualifications / Skills / Knowledge / Qualities

It is crucial that the successful candidate shares our student focussed values, equality of opportunity and parity of esteem for staff and students.  

Essential criteria for the post:

  • Ability to prioritise tasks and organise own work schedule
  • Ability to properly finish all tasks to a high standard and demonstrate a commitment to site presentation.
  • Excellent awareness of safe working procedures and the ability to identify improvements across all tasks.
  • Physically fit and able to perform practical tasks throughout the day, every working day involving manual handling.
  • A good understanding an empathy with young people with the ability to challenge inappropriate behaviour and set a professional example to all college users.
  • Be able to adopt a flexible approach to all tasks and working hours given the occasional unplanned maintenance type emergencies that can arise.
  • Experience of working with minimal supervision
  • Ability to record and maintain comprehensive records of building and equipment checks 
  • Be a good communicator and have the ability to work as a small team with a flexible approach to work.

Desirable criteria:

  • Knowledge of care procedures for wooden flooring
  • Experience of industrial cleaning equipment

Working Hours
Basic working hours are from 5:00pm to midnight Sunday to Thursday but some flexibility will be required to meet the needs of the business. This is an all year round post. There will be some evening and weekend working required to support departmental activities, and whole college recruitment and promotional events.

The candidate appointed to the post will automatically become a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme and pay contributions as determined by annual salary levels.  The pension scheme includes life assurance cover and the college will also pay a contribution towards your pension. There is also free car parking and a competitively priced dining room service.

Equality and Diversity
Plumpton College is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities and is dedicated to pursuing non-discriminatory policies and practices and eliminating unfair discrimination on any basis. This means that no job applicant will receive less favourable treatment than another on grounds of gender, marital status, age, racial origin, disability, sexual orientation or political or religious beliefs. 

Criminal Record Check via the Disclosure Procedure
The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 gives individuals the right not to disclose details of certain old offences when asked about their criminal record as they may be defined as ‘spent’. There are exemptions to this if the individual is offered a post which involves contact with children or regular work at an establishment exclusively or mainly for children.

The post you have applied for falls into this category and, therefore, requires a criminal background check.

If a job offer is made, you will be asked to apply for a DBS Disclosure Certificate. The Disclosure Certificate will contain details of current and “spent” convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings held on the Police National Computer, excluding certain specified old and minor offences.

The DBS Disclosure will also indicate whether information is held on government faculty lists of those individuals who are barred from working with children or vulnerable adults (if applicable).

The post-holder cannot begin employment with the college until the DBS Disclosure Certificate is received and considered by the Principal.

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