Domestic Assistant

Contract type: Permanent 

Hours: 10 hours per week Mon - Fri, 6pm - 8pm (with som flexability around these times), term time plus 3 weeks during the holidays for deep clean.

Salary: £10.73 per hour

Anticipated start date: ASAP

Closing date: 3rd April 2024

Location: Brackley, Northamptonshire

Purpose of the Job:

To provide an efficient and effective cleaning service, ensuring that standards, as set by the Domestic Services Supervisor and Director of Operations, are met. 

Key Tasks:

  • To clean on a daily basis all wet rooms within the school i.e; showers, toilets, kitchens to the standard required.
  • To check on a daily basis and replenish if necessary all toilet roll, soap and paper towel dispensers.
  • To clean as required public areas to the standard required.
  • To sweep/ mop/ vacuum floors and mats on a daily basis as required.
  • To remove all rubbish on a daily basis with particular attention to recycling where possible.
  • To wipe down furniture, doors, walls, window sills, pipework and skirting as needed.
  • Clean insides of windows and window frames as required.
  • To report on a daily basis any maintenance requirements to the Domestic Supervisor.
  • To collect and be responsible for stores of cleaning products for your area and to ensure that they are stored in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • During school holiday periods complete a deep clean of all areas including a wash down of all walls, paintwork, scrubbing of floors and cleaning windows where necessary.
  • On occasions such as busy periods and staff sickness cover other areas of the school as required.
  • To conform to health and safety legislation and COSHH regulations (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) and to be aware of health and safety infringements, reporting incidents to the Domestic Services Supervisor/ Bursar
  • To ensure adherence to statutory Health and Safety and Data Protection Legislation at all times.
  • To follow the School’s child protection guidelines.
  • All such other duties as the school may reasonably from time to time communicate either orally or in writing to you.
  • Assist in the production and service of special school functions, as required.
  • Attend meetings and training courses as may be required for personal and professional development.
  • Undertake such other work as may be requested by the Domestic Supervisor up to or at a level consistent with the principal duties and responsibilities of the role.

This job description reflects the present requirements of the post and as duties and responsibilities change/develop, the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder.

Date agreed:  May 2023

Person Specification

The selection of candidates for short-listing will be based on this specification and candidates should bear this in mind when preparing their application and completing the application form:





Not Applicable 

Not Applicable 

Specialist Skills & Experience 

Physically able to carry out the tasks associated with cleaning, including (but not limited to) bending, moderate lifting and carrying cleaning equipment such as vacuum cleaners.

Basic knowledge of cleaning chemicals, including their safe use.

An awareness of the responsibilities of working in an environment with young people.

To act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with the schools code of conduct outlined in the staff handbook.

Previous cleaning experience 

Personal Qualities

Ability to work on your own and as part of a team.

Good interpersonal skills to maintain good working relationships.

Conscientious and enthusiastic about the tasks that make up your role.

Committed to offering a high standard of service.

Ability to manage time well.

Willingness to work with cleaning products and chemicals and wear appropriate protective clothing.

Flexible approach to working overtime when required 

To apply now, please download the application form for this job here.We look forward to receiving your application.