Location: Nottingham
Salary: £27000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 8 months ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Property & FM
Contact Name: Sarah Bickerdike

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Cleaning & Laundry Manager

Job Description

Our client is an independent private education establishment in Nottingham.

Due to a retirement they are now looking to recruit a permanent Cleaning & Laundry Manager .

The Cleaning & Laundry Manager will have the following responsibilities:

Hygiene and Cleanliness Facilities Compliance - the planning, review and successful delivery of all cleaning and laundry services throughout all areas of the school. Quality results will be achieved by strong line management of the cleaning and laundry team and effective use of equipment, resources, and domestic products. At times, specialist contractors will be used to undertake selected tasks. It is essential that this candidate recognises the importance of both deep cleaning and daily cleaning and will constantly challenge the cleaning and laundry team to drive performance and deliver excellence. The Director of Operations views quality cleaning as a critical part of the school's estates and facilities management plan. It is also essential that the candidate recognises the importance of a carefully planned, structured cleaning plan alongside its successful delivery.

Laundry - the management of a successful laundry service. Laundry is undertaken for a wide range of garments and functions, including clothing, bedding, soft furnishing covers, sports kits, catering items and curtains. At times, the candidate will be required to arrange for selected items to undergo dry or specialist cleaning. A successful, reliable laundry service is essential within an independent school.

Cleaning & Laundry Supplies - within the allocated budget, the cost-effective purchasing of all cleaning and laundry supplies, soft furnishings and a range of consumable items and equipment. Contract negotiation with suppliers and contractors will be necessary, as will the need to hold supply stakeholders to account.

Operations Department Administration - based in the school gatehouse, the candidate will be required to assist with a range of operational administration tasks. Such tasks will include but will not be limited to; production of pupil and staff security passes, maintaining whole school accident / incident records, management of keys, filing and assistance with deliveries and collections. The candidate will be trained in the operation of the whole school CCTV system and at time will be required to operate this in line with GDPR regulations.

Project Management- The candidate will be responsible for the oversite of a range of minor soft refurbishment upgrade projects and general domestic works. It is likely that the post holder will also be heavily involved in the selection and delivery of furnishing, fittings and finishing's for both refurbishment and new build projects.

Contract & Contractor Management - the appointment, review, monitoring and management of a wide range of regular, occasional, and emergency contractors. All contractors must be appointed, managed and reviewed in line with the school's contractor management policies and procedures including arrangement for safeguarding and Health & Safety.

Facilities Health & Safety - play a key part in the implementation of the school's health and safety policy and arrangements and be a key member of the school's Health, Safety & Security Management Group, of which the Director of Operations is the Chairman. Be responsible for the undertaking of weekly health & safety inspections of all internal areas of the school via the school's health & safety checklist process. Any items of concern must be immediately reported to the Head of Building Services or Director of Operations. Also act as a school Fire Warden. The Director of Operations is the Fire Officer. The candidate will be directly responsible for the safety, training, and welfare of the Cleaning & Laundry team.

Lost Property - direct management of all the lost property arrangements including Commercial Operations and Visitors. Detailed records must be kept of all lost property and all items must be stored in a tidy, organised, and secure manner.

Facilities Compliance - a range of facilities compliance matters. Such matters will include but will not be limited to; the upkeep and updating of regulatory notices in all areas, regular recorded inspections for all areas, inspection of some emergency equipment and acting as a qualified First Aider.

Budget Responsibilities - prepare and submit annual budget requests for all cleaning and laundry lines and associated soft service upgrade projects to the Director of Operations. Once approved, the candidate will be responsible for the management of annual cleaning and laundry and associated soft service upgrade projects budgets. The post holder must have experience of both cost / budget management, negotiation and cost-effective competitive purchasing. Regular communication and liaison with the school's finance and accounts team will be essential.

The candidate is directly responsible for the schools Cleaning & Laundry team currently made up of thirty staff, and will allocate team duties and be responsible for their supervision, quality of work, safety, motivation, discipline, and training.

Working Hours / Shift Pattern:

The core term time hours for the role will be as follows, however, it is stressed that this is a flexible role. An open-minded approach to working hours is essential. Working at weekends and evenings will be common. Time in lieu will be given for additional hours worked. All work patterns will be agreed with the Director of Operations.

  • 0600 - 1500 Monday
  • 0600 - 1500 Tuesday
  • 0600 - 1100 Wednesday
  • 0600 - 1500 Thursday
  • 0600 - 1500 Friday
  • 0600 - 1000 Saturday

The Cleaning & Laundry Manager role is a domestic services / housekeeping focused role which would suit a well-qualified individual who has a wide experience of cleaning and laundry, or general soft facilities management. Only applicants with a solid experience of soft services will be considered. The ability to manage a cleaning and laundry team of around 30 people with an emphasis on quality of work, detail, compliance, and customer service is essential as is the confidence to always challenge and demand the highest standards. The post holder will be expected to take a keen interest in all aspects of life at the school and possess a 'can do' attitude.

Benefits for the Cleaning & Laundry Manager role:

£27-28K but this is slightly negotiable for a candidate that has all the ideal experience.

5 weeks holiday + bank holidays

If you are interested in the Cleaning & Laundry Manager role, please apply today!


This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Staffing Solutions only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful.

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