Cleaning & Clearance Operative

Job type: Permanent Salary: £22,071 per annum Location: Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire
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About this role

Job Title:  Cleaning and Clearance Operative

Overall Purpose of Job

To provide a high quality cleaning and clearance service within empty properties, ensuring that internal and external areas (including garden areas) are cleaned and cleared to a high standard ready for new tenants, in line with relevant policies and procedures

  • Permanent position £ 22,071
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Health Scheme
  • Pension
  • Training and development

Main Responsibilities


  • Ensure the cleanliness, security and safety of empty properties to an agreed standard:
    • Cleaning & disinfecting internal areas, including toilets, kitchens & bathrooms
    • Sweeping, litter-picking, mopping/vacuuming of floors, stairs, landings
    • Removal of ingrained dirt from all surfaces, including deep cleaning if required
    • Garden clearance and removal of green and other waste
    • Clearing empty and abandoned properties, including sheds and roof spaces



  • Ensure the safety of empty properties or surrounding areas. Take immediate action to remove hazards and report to Empty Homes Area Managers.


  • Comply with COSHH and risk assessments, before use of chemical or activity, using correct chemicals and other products and maintaining accurate records
  • To ensure that all internal and external communal areas are kept free from rubbish and work with to ensure that all litter and fly tipping is removed.
  • Carry out minor practical tasks within empty properties, e.g..install security measures, removal of small areas of graffiti, painting, flytipping, litter, lock changes etc


  • Liaise directly with Empty Homes teams to ensure keys are managed appropriately and do not cause any delays in void turnaround times or the quality of relet properties


  • Liaise with and Support Officers, Housing Officers and other relevant teams to ensure properties are made, and remain, secure when empty.


  • Liaise with external agencies such as North Lincolnshire Council and the Police regarding issues such as refuse collection, fly tipping, bulky waste collection etc


  • Ensure adequate levels of stock of cleaning materials are maintained.


  • Act as a representative of ongo Homes at all times, maintaining a professional and customer focused approach to all customers and stakeholders and following relevant policies and procedures.


Knowledge, Skill & Experience Required

  • Health & Safety
  • Buildings/general maintenance knowledge.
  • Experience of caretaking, cleaning, repairs or other relevant work area.
  • Flexibility
  • Physically fit
  • Full clean driving licence (including trailer use)



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