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Mobile Cleaning Operative

Bolton, Greater Manchester, GB
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Manual Skilled
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Mobile Cleaning Operative

What you can expect from us

  • We offer a competitive salary of £24,500.
  • 32 days annual leave plus bank holidays a total of 40 days paid holiday per annum which is equivalent to 8 weeks.
  • Salary Finance - access both short and long terms loans, plus provides access to a savings facility.
  • Opportunity to further increase annual leave with service or though the holiday purchase scheme.
  • Immediate entry to our Pension scheme (matched contributions up to 10%).
  • A great flexible working environment, with a range of family friendly policies.
  • Simply Health cash plan with financial benefits and the option to extend to your family. Cover includes dental, optical, physiotherapy, 24HR private GP access and much more.
  • Paid leave for absence including sickness, maternity, paternity, and adoption leave.
  • Access of up to £150 annually through the 'Learning for life' scheme.
  • Access to a wide range of discounts and cash back offers, ranging from retail and automotive to holidays and cycle to work scheme.
  • Develop your career with support and access to training and qualifications.
  • Onward Home has a number of colleagues forums to drive positive change and culture including our Colleague Forum, D&I and BAME Network.

About the role

We are looking for an Environmental Services Cleaner to join our Cleaning and Waste Team.

This role is a mobile position where you will start from home, covering sites across the Bolton, Bury and North Manchester area. Suitable candidates will be given a van and equipment to fore fill their duties.

Successful candidates will carry out general cleaning duties to the communal areas across our sheltered/support and specialist living housing schemes and blocks of flats.

Duties will include the full range of cleaning and waste services from vacuuming, mopping floors, dusting, wiping, cleaning internal windows and frames and emptying communal waste bins.

In addition, you will be responsible for re- ordering stock and general cleaning supplies as well as doing regular vehicle and equipment checks.

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What we require?

  • A Full UK Driving Licence required.
  • Experience of delivering cleaning services to a variety of customers.
  • Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team, acting on instruction as required.
  • Able to use different cleaning methods and equipment, for example, mopping, dusting, wiping, and buffing.
  • Able to follow procedures to meet high standards with the ability to prioritise tasks to complete them on time.
  • Be willing to cover and work in various areas within and covering different duties as requested.
  • Previous experience in a similar role.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Good communication skills - written and verbal.
  • The ability to follow procedures and provide performance data of operations.
  • Use of electronic equipment e.g., Smart phone/iPad
  • Experience of carrying out facilities checks such as Water testing and Alarm testing.
  • Knowledge of hygiene regulations.
  • Knowledge of COSSH regulations.
  • Hygiene certificate.
  • BICS

About Onward

Onward Homes is one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the Northwest, with 35,000 properties across the region.

We believe that everyone deserves a place to call their own, which is why we're committed to building 500 new homes each year. We do more than just provide a roof over our customers' heads, we're here to make a real difference.

In addition to creating positive spaces for our customers we continuously strive to create a positive and progressive workspace to enable our colleagues to achieve their full potential.

We embrace diversity and strive for diverse teams to create an inclusive culture which enables Onward to thrive and be representative of the communities that we serve. We want to ensure that everybody has an opportunity to be part of our recruitment processes and will therefore make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you with our recruitment process via the email address below.

If candidates have any concerns / questions in relation to the role at any stage of the recruitment and selection process they can contact the HR team on and a member of the HR Team will be in touch.

Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy early prior to the closing date.




What We Do

We believe that everyone deserves a place to call their own, which is why we’re committed to building more new homes each year. We do more than just provide a roof over our customers’ heads, we’re here to make a real difference.

We offer help and support to vulnerable people facing a range of challenges, and create strong and vibrant communities that our customers can be proud to be a part of.

Why join Onward?

In addition to creating positive spaces for our customers we continuously strive to create a positive and progressive workspace to enable our colleagues to achieve their full potential

As well as a competitive salary and a generous annual leave entitlement, we offer a range of benefits for a rewarding career including a health cash plan, pension scheme and personal development.

Our Vision and Values

From our neighbourhood housing specialists on the ground to our leadership team in the boardroom, we’re all united by #The Onward Difference:

  • Enabling people to be their best
  • In homes they love
  • And places they are proud of

Our Values underpin our vision which are:






At Onward we live and breathe these values. As a potential recruit you will see our values embedded into our recruitment process, ensuring that any new starters joining Onward embody these values to achieve our vision and enable Onward to be the best housing provider that we can be.

Diversity and Inclusion

Onward are a Disability Confident Employer and we are committed to creating a movement of change, to think differently about disability and take action to improve how we recruit, retain and develop people with disabilities. Being a Disability Confident employer is a unique opportunity to discover new talent and ensure that we have a diverse and inclusive workforce across Onward, enabling us to deliver exceptional service to our customers. This also means that we are able to offer all disabled candidates who meet the essential requirements of our roles a guaranteed interview.

As a Silver Award Winner of the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme, Onward acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives. We encourage applications from our armed forces community and are privileged to employ members of the community. We welcome the experience and knowledge that our armed forces colleagues bring to Onward and proudly support those who serve.


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