Cleaner

Recruiter
Falcon Support Services
Location
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Salary
£7.90 per hour
Posted
11 Jul 2017
Expires
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Part Time

JOB DESCRIPTION

POST TITLE:                                    Cleaner

DEPARTMENT:                                Housing Management

LOCATION:                                      Falcon Centre - Loughborough

HOURS OF DUTY:                           20 hrs per week. 9am - 11am and 6pm- 8pm

RESPONSIBLE TO:                         Centre Manager

RATE OF PAY:                                  £7.90 per hour          

The Falcon Centre, a part of Housing Matters is the hub of Falcon Support Services providing 30 en-suite rooms in catered accommodation on a Licence Agreement. We opened in April 2013 to provide supported accommodation to vulnerable people who are over 18 years of age, single homeless, with a local connection to Leicestershire.

We have a flexible approach to working with the most vulnerable in the community, giving every person every chance to succeed. The Falcon Centre is staffed 24/7 and we understand that homelessness is rarely just a housing problem. We work hard to provide a holistic approach using formal and informal learning opportunities

OBJECTIVES OF THE POST:

  • To maintain a high standard of cleanliness throughout the accommodation project
  • To clean empty rooms when required
  • To manage and maintain a stock of required cleaning products

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To assist with the housing maintenance operations of the accommodation project ensuring cleanliness and hygiene are to a standard allowing service to be delivered efficiently.
  • To maintain and manage the stock of cleaning supplies ensuring that new stock is requested prior to need.
  • To take responsibility for completing all cleaning requirements within timeframe as directed by the Accommodation Manager
  • Such tasks may include:
  • General cleaning duties throughout the hostel and the offices therein.
  • Preparing rooms for new residents.
  • Deep cleaning empty rooms.
  • Ensuring that clean bedding and kitchen linen are available when needed.
  • Maintaining cleanliness and hygiene to an exceptional level in the kitchen area.
  • Bathrooms
  • Communal toilets and washroom areas
  • Clean lavatory basins
  • Clean inside and outside surrounds of sinks
  • Clean and descale shower units and heads
  • Clean and sanitise taps
  • Refill soap, toilet roll and paper towel dispensers in all areas
  • Wipe tiles
  • Polish mirrors
  • Wipe paintwork and doors
  • Wipe and sanitise light switches and door handles
  • Empty rubbish bins
  • Clean and mop floor
  • Communal Area and Offices
  • Vacuum (spot clean where necessary)
  • Hard flooring-dust control clean and mop
  • Furniture/Desks- damp dust (all removable furniture must be pulled out and cleaned under and wiped down)
  • Fixtures and fittings-dust and damp wipe (inc. skirting, pipes, window ledges, internal windows)
  • Bins-empty and damp wipe monthly
  • Doors and walls-remove marks from glass, doors and walls
  • Sanitise door handles, light switches, keyboards and telephones
  • Corridors
  • Flooring-dust control vacuum, mop hard flooring (spot clean where necessary)
  • Furniture - damp dust (all removable furniture must be pulled out and cleaned under and wiped down)
  • Fixtures and fittings-dust and damp wipe (inc. skirting, pipes, window ledges, internal windows)
  • Doors and walls-remove marks from glass, external hostel room doors and walls
  • Sanitise door handles, light switches and external bedroom door handles
  • Stairs
  • Flooring-dust control vacuum, mop hard flooring (spot clean where necessary)
  • Fixtures and fittings-dust and damp wipe (inc. rails, skirting, pipes, window ledges, internal windows)
  • Doors and walls-remove marks from glass, doors and walls
  • Sanitise door handles, light switches and rails.
  • Bedrooms (specialist cleaning)
  • To carry out specialist cleaning as requested by the Accommodation Manager. At times, this may include bodily secretions and other unpleasant duties:
  • Wipe and disinfect all hard surfaces.
  • Flooring-dust control vacuum, disinfect/mop hard flooring (spot clean where necessary)
  • Furniture - damp dust (all removable furniture must be pulled out and cleaned under and wiped down)
  • Report all damages to furniture, fixtures and/or fittings.
  • Fixtures and fittings-dust and disinfect (inc. skirting, pipes, window ledges, internal windows)
  • Sanitise door handles and light switches
  • Doors and walls-remove marks from glass, doors and walls
  • Strip or replace bed linen/ curtains depending on management request.
  • Remove all rubbish and empty bins.
  • Collect and hand in all abandoned personal belongings to staff members.
  • Polish mirrors
  • Wipe paintwork and doors
  • Wipe and sanitise light switches and door handles
  • De-odourise room
  • To ensure that all required checklists are completed for all duties.
  • To ensure all damages and/or issues with service are reported to management.
  • To be alert to the health and well-being of all clients, reporting any concerns to staff.
  • To take responsibility for continuous improvement in service delivery and working practices.
  • To implement and adhere to Falcon Support Services policies and procedures as well as any specific local procedures.
  • To develop team spirit and cooperative working across staff team.
  • To undertake any additional tasks and/or duties as deemed necessary in order to meet the requirements of funders, partner agencies or any other such organisations.

GENERAL

  • To undertake any such additional duties that are reasonably commensurate with the level of this post.
  • To undertake/attend any training and/or meetings as required by the job role.
  • To promote a positive image of Falcon Support Services, working as part of an integrated team.
  • Ensure all aspects of the Equality and Diversity and Health and Safety policies are implemented effectively.
  • Every employee has a responsibility to ensure that their work complies with the Financial Regulations of the charity.
  • Due to the nature of work, this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and will, therefore, require you to disclose all criminal convictions and comply with a DBS check.
  • To develop Falcon Support Services commitment to equal opportunities and to promote nondiscriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken.
  • All employees are required by Section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.
  • This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list but to indicate the main responsibilities of the post. It will be reviewed periodically to take into account changes and developments in service requirements. Any changes will be discussed fully with the jobholder.

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