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Casual Cleaners vacancies

A bit about our school  

Hillside is a Special School & College for children and young adults with autism. Today we  have 108 students ranging from age 4 to 18 years. We encourage a happy and professional culture and always seek highly energetic and motivated staff who embrace challenge.

A bit about the job

We are employing our own established team of cleaners, and we would like to have a bank of Casual staff who would be able to step in, sometimes at late notice, to support and work with the existing team. Duties will include:

  • Cleaning including closure cleaning;
  • Sweeping, vacuum cleaning and mopping of floors;
  • Emptying litter bins;
  • Polishing and dusting/sanitising of surfaces and fixtures and fittings;
  • Cleaning of changing rooms, toilets and shower facilities, including replenishment of paper towels, toilet rolls and other disposables;
  • To notify line management or other Senior member of staff, of any damage to buildings and equipment or anything you see that may be dangerous to pupils or staff;
  • To inform Site Supervisor of matters requiring attention e.g. light bulb replacement, blocked toilets etc;
  • To inform Site Supervisor when there is low stock of cleaning materials and other disposables etc;
  • Additional cleaning for one-off occasions i.e. Open Evenings, Visits etc.

Please refer to the job description for a fuller range of duties.

What you can expect from us:

  • Training in the correct use of cleaning equipment as appropriate;

What we expect from you:

  • A positive attitude to work within a dedicated team.
  • A flexible approach to working schedules
  • To abide by the Code of conduct

Desirable Qualifications              

  • COSHH or any Heath and Safety Training

Desirable Experience    

  • Experience of working as a cleaner whether it be domestic or commercial

Please make sure you read the information on our Vacancies Page which applies to all school roles.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

For an informal discussion please contact Carol or Liz on: 01772 782205

Or complete the application form on our website and email to

Equal Opportunities statement

An Equal Opportunities Employer welcoming applications from all sections of the communityRehabilitationRehabilitation The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy and a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

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Contact Us

Hillside Specialist School and College

Ribchester Road, Longridge,
Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3XB

Kathryn Wilkinson, School Business Manager

T| 01772 782205


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