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Cleaner Job Description

Are you looking for a role that provides a stable income and regular shifts alongside the opportunity to take pride in your work and go home knowing you have done a good job?

If so, you are in luck as a job as a cleaner can provide all of these things and what’s more, Blue Arrow recruits Cleaners for Sodexo to fulfil roles in some of the largest hospitals in the UK including, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Royal Stoke Hospital and Wythenshawe Hospital. 

If you are someone with excellent attention-to-detail, high standards and a desire to do your job to the best of your ability every day then a cleaning job may be the perfect job for you. 

What are the main duties of a Cleaner?

A Cleaners role can vary depending on their working environment but in general their duties will include:

  • Clean, stock and supply designated facility areas
  • Dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping
  • Carry out deep cleaning and detailed cleaning tasks
  • Notify management of deficiencies or repairs required
  • Stock and maintain supply rooms

To land a job as ­­­­­a Cleaner you do not need any specific qualifications or experience but some of the general skills that a good Cleaner should possess are:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Physical abilities Good numeracy and literacy
  • High level of attention-to-detail
  • Good organisational abilities
  • Enthusiasm to develop your skills and knowledge
  • Adaptability to change and willingness to embrace new ideas and processes
  • Ability to work unsupervised and deliver quality work
  • Positive and approachable manner
  • Team player qualities

If you are enthusiastic about self-development and embrace opportunities to improve your skills and knowledge whenever possible, you could build a great career as a Cleaner, especially in a specialised setting such as a hospital or a school where diligence, attention to detail and the ability to work under strict guidelines are extremely important. The knowledge you will develop in the areas of contamination prevention and the safeguarding of vulnerable people will be invaluable for future employment opportunities.

Finding the right balance between your work and your lifestyle is important, with a cleaning job you will often find that your shifts include days, evenings and weekends. Shift patterns can work extremely well for those who have home and family commitments providing a career that enables you to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Being a Cleaner can bring different challenges and learning opportunities depending on the location in which you work. You can find out more about each sector that you could find yourself working in as a Cleaner for Sodexo here.

Throughout your career as a Cleaner you will gain a vast cross-section of transferable skills such as organisation, communication, problem-solving, multitasking, diligence and attention-to-detail that can be utilised in many roles and industries.

Ready to apply for a Cleaner job? Click here to see our latest opportunities.  

To find out more about where you could take your career as a Cleaner check out our how to become guide here.