Cleaning Assistant x3 (Various Locations) vacancy at Central Trust

Salary: £7,233.24
Job Type: Part Time
Contact Name: Miss R England
Location: Carleton Park, Orchard Head, The Rookeries
Closing Date: 11/02/2022 10:00

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: Officer
Interview Date: 17/02/2022
Start Date: 14/03/2022
Contracted Term: AYR - All year around
Contracted Hours: 15.00
Contracted Weeks: 52.00
Department: Premises
Pay Grade: Grade 1, Scale Point 1

Job Advert

Ref: SCH-PAT-0063


Required as soon as possible


Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust, comprising of eight schools, six primary schools and two 11 – 16 secondary schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. Students are drawn from the local community that includes a mix of different catchment areas.

We are seeking to appoint three enthusiastic, hardworking and committed Cleaning Assistants at various locations across the Trust. The successful candidates will be responsible for providing a clean and hygienic school environment under the direction of senior staff. They will ensure the maintenance of a clean and orderly working environment whilst complying with health and safety policies and procedures at all times.


All vacancies are 15 hours per week, Monday to Friday between the hours of 15:30 and 18:30. All contracts are all year round.


Vacancies are available at the following schools:


  • Carleton Park Junior & Infant School, Moxon Close, Pontefract, WF8 3PT
  • Orchard Head Junior, Infant and Nursery School, Orchard Head Lane, Pontefract, WF8 2NJ
  • The Rookeries Junior, Infant and Nursery School, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3NP

The Trust can offer:


  • hard working and highly committed staff;
  • a supportive Trust as your employer;
  • motivated, well behaved pupils.


We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person who:

  • has a passion for helping pupils thrive and meet their full potential;
  • has a friendly manner and can communicate effectively with staff and pupils;
  • can work effectively as part of a team but can also work independently using their own initiative;
  • has experience of working in a similar specialist area.


For more information please contact the Trust on 01977 232146 or via email at


Completed application forms should be returned via the Face-Ed system no later than 10am on Friday 11th February 2022.


We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide a self-declaration form.

File Attachments

File Name Description
Cleaning Assistant JD & PS (2021_09_15 V1).pdf Cleaning Assistant Job Description
PAT Careers Prospectus.pdf Working for Us Booklet

Safeguarding Information

Pontefract Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

Pontefract Academies Trust is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Willingness to undertake training relevant to the role
Level 2 Numeracy and Literacy qualifications or English and Maths Grade C/4 or equivalent qualification
Support Work in Schools (SWiS) Level 2 qualification
Cleaning and Support Services N/SVQ Level 1 or equivalent experience, or equivalent qualification, or willingness to train to achieve these
Personal Qualities
Willingness to work flexible to attend evening meetings as required
Resilience and high personal standards
Exceptional levels of integrity and confidentiality
Flexibility with a willingness to support and contribute to school/Trust events, as required
High expectations for self and others, and a strong commitment to raising achievements
Abilities, Skills and Knowledge
Ability to operate commercial equipment, for example, floor scrubbers
Ability to relate well to children and adults
Ability to prioritise and use own initiative individually and as part of a team
Attention to detail
General cleaning work in a non-domestic environment
Willingness to participate in development and training opportunities
Willingness to observe the Code of Safe Working Practice for Caretaking and Premises (staff)
Willingness to gain awareness of health and hygiene procedures
Willingness to gain awareness of COSHH regulations
Willingness to gain knowledge of health and safety procedures and precautions
Willingness to gain knowledge of cleaning procedures required to meet specified cleaning standards