JOB DESCRIPTION - SCHOOL CLEANER
REPORTS TO: Cleaner in Charge / Bursar
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Headteacher
SUPERVISES: Not applicable
GRADE OF POST: Grade A, Scale Point 4
PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To maintain the school premises to a high standard of cleanliness; required to
clean all rooms, including classrooms, offices, toilets, cloakrooms, staircases,
corridors, halls and all other areas in use
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
The normal duties of the postholder will usually include the following:
1. To be responsible for cleaning certain parts of the school site as allocated by the cleaner in charge (this
will vary from time to time), usually working with another member of the cleaning team.
2. To use cleaning materials as instructed by the caretaker.
3. To operate cleaning machinery in cleaning soft and hard surfaces, eg. vacuum cleaners and polishers.
4. To maintain confidentiality in respect of school-related matters and to prevent disclosure of confidential
and sensitive information.
5. To work to County Council guidelines at all times particularly in relation to health and safety.
6. Duties to include the following:
Vacuum cleaning hard and soft floors
Spot cleaning of spillages
Wiping furniture, ledges, pipes, paintwork, doors and polishing door glass
Emptying and cleaning waste and recycling bins
Cleaning toilets including sanitary fittings and surrounds
Mopping and spray cleaning hard floor surfaces
Wiping and polishing and straightening furniture
Replenishing supplies in toilets and classrooms, etc
Checking and closing windows, switching off lights after work
Such other duties as may be allocated from time to time
All defects/hazards must be immediately reported to the Cleaner in charge or Bursar
Notes: During holiday periods when the school is closed, routine cleaning is undertaken throughout the school.
This may include stripping and sealing floors, high level dusting, wall washing, moving furniture to deep clean
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject
to CRB clearance.
Longlevens Infant School
Educational achievements, Able to communicate
qualifications and training clearly and follow
Job related knowledge, Ability to prioritise work Previous experience in a
aptitude and skills Ability to manage time similar post
Willing to undertake
training if required
Equal Opportunities An understanding of and
commitment to equality of
Personal Qualities Ability to communicate with Be happy, have a sense
a wide range of people. of humour
Initiative and the ability to
work without supervision.
Work as part of a team.
Be flexible to changing
demands of the post.
Take pride in a job well
Trustworthy and reliable
Physical Must be in good health.
Longlevens Infant School