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Cleaner - part time
Ark Little Ridge Primary Academy
Salary From
£ 5,877.69 per annum gross
Salary To
£ 5,995.14 per annum gross

Ark Little Ridge is a two form entry school that was judged as 'Good' by OfSTED at their last inspection.

We currently have a vacancy for an experienced cleaner to join our friendly and hard working team. Ideally, you’ll have experience of cleaning in a school, be a good team player and enjoy providing a high quality cleaning service. Working on a daily basis you will have responsibility for a designated area and work as part of a team to ensure that the academy is kept clean, tidy and sanitised in order to maintain an excellent school environment for staff and students.

The ideal candidate will:
• Have experience of cleaning, ideally within a school
• Be a good team player
• Have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
• Be committed to providing a high quality cleaning service

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:
• Work within a friendly and hard working team
• Join a network of Ark academies and gain access to an exclusive range of benefits

For more information about the school please visit www.arklittleridgeprimary.org.
For more information about the role please contact Dean Lennard on d.lennard@arklittleridgeprimary.org and 01424 752266.

Location: Hastings
Closing Date: Friday 8th November 2019
Interviews: Wednesday 13th November 2019
Start Date: Immediately on completion of recruitment checks
Salary: ARK Band 1, Pt 1 – £17,364 pa pro rata (actual salary £5,877.69pa - hourly rate £9.25)
Hours: 2.5 hours a day (3.00pm - 5.30pm), 5 days a week, term time only, with an amount of holiday work required.
Contract: Permanent, subject to satisfactory completion of a probationary period.

Job Description: Cleaner
As part of the cleaning team, you will report to the school's Site Manager, and play an integral role in the team responsible for ensuring the academy is safe, inviting and positive. You will ensure the school is kept clean and hygienic to provide a safe and pleasant learning environment for staff and students.

Key Responsibilities
• Work as part of the cleaning team as directed around the Academy, ensuring that it is kept clean, hygienic and safe to the required standard
• Correctly use the cleaning equipment and materials provided, in compliance with Health and Safety policies and procedures
• Deliver a programme of deep cleans for all areas of the Academy during the holidays and throughout the year, as directed by the Premises Manager
• Provide cover for other cleaning staff as directed by the Premises Manager

• Actively promote the safety and welfare of our children and young people
• Ensure compliance with Arks data protection rules and procedures
• Liaise with colleagues and external contacts at all levels of seniority with confidence, tact and diplomacy
• Work with Ark Central and other academies in the Ark network, to establish good practice throughout the network, offering support where required

This job description is not an exhaustive list and you will be expected to carry out any other reasonable tasks as directed by your line manager.

Person Specification: Cleaner

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
• Experience of cleaning, preferably in a school environment
• Able to take ownership of tasks and work with minimal supervision
• Ability to follow relevant policies and procedures effectively

• Genuine passion for and a belief in the potential of every pupil
• A robust awareness of keeping children safe, noticing safeguarding and welfare concerns, and you understand how and when to take appropriate action.
• Belief that every student should have access to an excellent education regardless of background
• Professional outlook, detailed orientated and able to multi task and meet deadlines
• A team player who can work collaboratively as well as using own initiative
• Calm and professional under pressure

• Right to work in the UK
• Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all students
• Willingness to undertake training
• This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.