Vacancy details

Cleaner - Independent Living Team - multiple vacancies

Reference W060/20
Location Across the Wakefield District
Closing Date 24 September 2020
Contact Jonathan Bramley, Senior Independent Living Officer on 01977 724449.
Notes £16,824 per annum, (£8.72 per hour)

Hours available:
18.5 hours
22 hours

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our existing cleaning team within the Wakefield District.

Work will include general cleaning duties and ensuring that the Independent Living Schemes are clean and tidy to the required standard expected by our customers.

Applicants will have:

  • experience of cleaning large internal and external communal areas
  • an ability to understand and carry out instructions;
  • an ability to work independently;
  • excellent customer care skills; and
  • flexibility with working hours and place of work.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Jonathan Bramley, Senior Independent Living Officer on 01977 724449.

You can also contact our HR Operations Team on 01977 724698.

WDH is accredited by Investors in People, which means we recognise that our employees are our most valuable asset.

As an employer WDH can offer you a great set of benefits which includes:

  • 25 days holiday (rising to 30 over 5 years service) + statutory bank holidays;
  • a wide range of personal development opportunities;
  • a fantastic health and wellbeing package;
  • a very attractive pension scheme (14.3% employer contribution); and
  • “cycle to work” scheme and discounted shopping platform

Please note: we do not accept CVs.

Interviews for this role will be carried out remotely via Microsoft Teams, if you have any questions regarding this please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Case study Cleaner

I’m Sharon and I work as a Cleaner in the Independent Living Team at WDH.

I spend my days at my Independent Living Scheme ensuring that the residents communal areas are clean and tidy. I regularly see our customers and ensure my appearance is neat and tidy, wearing the WDH uniform. Some tenants ask me questions about the Independent Living service or ask me to report a repair which I am happy to pass to the Community Support Worker (CSW) to report through the necessary channels. Many tenants want a friendly chat and I am always happy to do this while I am cleaning up and ensuring the scheme looks its best.

Health and Safety is also a big part of my role and I follow the legislation on this and make sure that I use the correct equipment in terms of detergents, colour coded equipment in order for the business to be compliant. I report any repairs or queries to the Independent Living Admin Team or CSW in order to keep the appearance of our schemes looking their best but also making sure they are safe for residents.

As part of my role as a Cleaner, I have regular Management Support Meetings with the CSW at the scheme. This is a chance for me to sit down and discuss my performance and for me to ask for any support or equipment I may need to carry out my job.