Job details

Job Salary
Grade 1, SCP 2 - £22,366
Whiteways Primary School
Job Reference
Hours per week
12.5 hours per week 42 weeks per year
Contract Type
Closing date

Cascade Multi Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a cleaner to join the Trust. The successful person will initially be employed at Whiteways Primary School.

Our vision at Cascade MAT is to transform the life chances of our children; ensure safe and secure learning environments; create inspirational places for our staff to work and to be an influential part of the local community.

Across the Trust we inspire our children to aim high and succeed, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge for the future. We promote understanding, respect and tolerance for each other. This is an exciting time to join Cascade Multi Academy Trust with each of its four schools judged as good by Ofsted.

Whiteways Primary School is a collaborative, multicultural and vibrant place to work. We pride ourselves on working together as a staff team to ensure we give our children the best starting points in life. Our curriculum is what excites the children for learning, and we strive to be innovative in our teaching approaches. We continually celebrate our uniqueness and diversity through our curriculum and community cohesion; making learning purposeful, immersive and challenging.

The role
This position will suit an organised individual with exceptional cleaning standards. The main purpose of the role is to ensure sanitising duties are carried out regularly throughout the site and that their allocated area is cleaned to the required specification whilst adhering to defined procedures and health and safety regulations.
The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure DBS check.
•    To maintain a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene in the area/sites allocated.
•    To be aware of the conditions associated with the cleaning of your allocated areas related to the school/site users and to work to the appropriate Health and Safety rules and processes.
•    To use the appropriate equipment, materials, tools and machinery to ensure the job is done effectively.
•    Duties will include cleaning, washing, sweeping, sanitising, vacuum cleaning, polishing and dusting of designated areas as required by the School.
•    Specialist cleaning where requested by the School.
•    To report any damage/defects to the appropriate person.
•    Ensure all checklists are signed off as required
•    To liaise with site staff, supervisors and line managers as required.

For all your hard work, we provide:   

•    A career pathway   
•    Enhanced disclosure check paid for by the Trust 
•    Employee Assistance Programme  
•    Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression  
•    Pension Scheme  
•    Employee benefits including Westfield Health and Cycle to Work  
Cascade MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share in this commitment.  Our Safeguarding policy and Safer Recruitment policy can be found on Cascade’s website. 

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education advice, the Trust will carry out online searches for shortlisted candidates.  

Shortlisted candidates are required to complete a self-declaration criminal history form prior to interview and any disclosures will be discussed with candidates at the interview stage. 

The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS prior to employment commencing.   
How to apply: 
If you wish to discuss this role please contact the school on 0114 2423169
You can download the word version of the application form from Cascade’s and Whiteway’s website. Please do not use Sheffield City Council application form.  Applications will only be accepted on a Cascade Multi Academy Trust application form

or alternatively an application form can be obtained by e-mailing 
Your completed application should be emailed to

Interview Date: 13th March 2024

Actual: Grade 1, SCP 2 - £7,115
Start date: As soon as possible           
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. We welcome applications from everyone.  Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

The Council is not responsible or accepts liability to the reader, for information included in this job advert. If you have any queries or concerns, please speak to the school.