Centrally located in the Thames Gateway, Gravesham Borough Council provides a range of services to over 105,000 people and 3,000 businesses.
The Borough of Gravesham, situated in the north west corner of Kent, covers 25,000 acres of the most varied countryside in south east England.
Bordered by the River Thames to the north, it is at the heart of Thames Gateway and has a significant role to play in the regeneration of a major government growth area.
Gravesham Borough Council is committed to delivering to the community and working with us means you are part of delivering the level of growth and improvement our community needs and deserves.
The role – To carry out general cleaning of the Gravesham Borough Council Civic Centre including the cleaning of: Kitchens, Toilets, Meeting Rooms, Staircases and Office Areas. To ensure the cleaning of the interior and exterior of the building is to a high standard of cleanliness. Cleaning tasks to include however are not limited to cleaning toilets, mopping floors, cleaning and dusting desks, high and low level dusting, cleaning and polishing of fixtures and fittings, hoovering, changing bins, unblocking toilets, replacing toilet rolls, hand towels and soap as required. The Post holder will be responsible for ensuring the toilet facilities and kitchens are fit for use and that any floods or blockages are cleared in a timely manner. The Post holder will liaise with the Cleaning Supervisor and Facilities Officer to report any repairs and maintenance issues including any Health and Safety concerns. The Post holder must be flexible and may be required to undertake work not listed above, such duties will however fall within the scope of the role.
Essential qualifications/experience- Previous cleaning experience, good knowledge and understanding of COSHH, Health and Safety in the workplace, experience of working individually and as part of a wider team, Good understanding of manual handling and safe systems of work. Ability to work unsupervised and alone using own initiative.
Desirable qualifications/experience- General handyperson skills, First Aid qualification, Clean driving license.
In return we offer you:
Childcare vouchers and discounts
Government-approved, tax-efficient way of paying for childcare. You can use vouchers to pay for a wide variety of childcare for children up to the age of 16. Discounts at selected retailers in the town centre and reduced membership at local GCLL Leisure Centres.
A generous holiday entitlement, plus paid bank holidays.
In-house and external training including non-qualification, Continued Personal Development (CPD), NVQ and other qualification training.
Employee Assistance Programme by Care First
Care First is a free and confidential support service, offering you unlimited access to advice and information as well as coaching and counselling where appropriate.
Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the service is there to help you manage all of life's events and support you through the challenges. Their expert advisers are there to help,
whenever you need them. Support on the telephone, online and face to face.
A very secure pension scheme which both you and we pay into. More information can be found on the Local Government Pension Scheme website.
An on-site Occupational Health Advisor. We have an occupational health service provided by East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust. The service is delivered by a team of health professionals who specialise in occupational medicine and deal with the relationship between your work and your health. Occupational Health also works with us to resolve any issues in the workplace and also to ensure that well-being at work is maintained.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Gravesham Borough Council is working towards equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.