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Cleaning Supervisor (0794)

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  • Salary:
    £20,172 per annum
  • Poscity
  • Poscountry
  • Area:
    Support and Governance
  • Vacancy Type:
  • Full or Part Time?:
    Full Time

The Donkey Sanctuary is an international animal welfare organisation, offering care and protection to donkeys and mules worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.

We have an excellent opportunity for a flexible and pro-active individual to join our Estates and Facilities department as Cleaning Supervisor. Able to demonstrate previous experience of working in a cleaning role and possessing knowledge of safe cleaning procedures, you will be an integral part of the cleaning team, responsible for ensuring all public and staff areas of the main sanctuary sites are kept in a safe and clean condition and presented to the highest standard.

Your principal duties within this vital role will include:

  • Ensuring that the cleaners under your supervision carry out cleaning functions effectively and promptly
  • Scheduling and assigning cleaning rotas and specific duties to the cleaning team
  • Proactively monitoring and reporting on cleaning standards and compliance
  • Supporting the development and implementation of standard cleaning specifications
  • Ensuring a safe, responsive and efficient cleaning service for all events and activities
  • Ensuring the safety and proper use of correct cleaning materials for each specific job, following COSHH instructions
  • Clean all public areas, offices and toilets around the main sanctuary sites this will include (but not to be limited to) dusting and polishing, emptying bins, hoovering and mopping floors, cleaning the toilet facilities and main restaurant areas
  • Assisting with the development and training of the cleaning staff.

The ability to implement and adhere to standards and procedures, together with the ability and willingness to work as part of a team as well as lead a team, is essential as are excellent communication, organisational and time management skills, and a full, valid driving licence.

If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil this varied and rewarding role, and would like to be part of the evolving programme of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. Based in Sidmouth, Devon – an area of outstanding natural beauty – this is a full-time, permanent contract working 37.5 hours per week, starting as soon as possible.

Closing date for completed applications: Monday 25 October 2021.

The Donkey Sanctuary is a Disability Confident Employer.

The Donkey Sanctuary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults), and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.

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Slade House Farm
Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon, UK, EX10 0NU
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