Western Australia (WA)

Cleaner in Charge

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Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS895981

This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2024.

John Forrest Secondary College (SC) located in Morley, is seeking a hardworking and dedicated Cleaner in Charge to join our team.

The Cleaner in Charge is responsible for opening and closing the college, including arming and disarming security; carrying out internal and external cleaning duties; allocating the duties of the cleaning team; assisting with regular cleaning inspections; arranging and supporting relief staff; reporting absences and maintaining the cleaners’ time book and leave paperwork; providing on the job induction and training for cleaning staff; ordering and maintaining cleaning stock levels within the allocated budget; and liaising daily with the Manager Corporate Services or relevant Business Support Officer regarding any damage, issues or concerns detailed on the communication board. Standard work hours are 5:00am to 9:00am and 2:00pm to 6:00pm each day, with a split shift allowance.  

The successful applicant will ideally have extensive experience with carrying out internal and external cleaning duties, including the maintenance of carpets and hard floor surfaces, toilet cleaning, furniture and fittings, window cleaning, dusting, rubbish removal, and other general cleaning. You should have a sound knowledge of cleaning equipment, products, and safe cleaning procedures, methods and practices.

You will ideally have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to organise, train and motivate your team of cleaning staff to work effectively and with a minimum of supervision. Experience with on-the-job inductions and training for new and existing cleaning staff would be advantageous.

At John Forrest SC education is a shared vision and commitment to fostering exceptional learning experiences for students and staff. We offer a comprehensive range of educational pathways that cater to diverse student needs and aspirations. These include delivery of endorsed programs, Australian Tertiary Admission Rank, General and Vocational Education and Training courses. Together with our co-curricular activities and clubs, this provides staff and students with opportunities to pursue and lead in their areas of passion and interest.

Our college community values education and thrives on diversity, valuing and celebrating the unique strengths of each individual. This foundation of inclusivity creates a culture of achievement and success where every member is supported and encouraged to excel.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to induct, coordinate and supervise the work of cleaning staff.
  • Experience in school or commercial cleaning.
  • Experience in the safe storage of cleaning equipment, materials and chemicals
  • Ability to recognise and interpret Material Safety Data Sheets, equipment operating instructions, safety instructions and training guidelines.

Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).

Please visit johnforrest.wa.edu.au or Schools Online for more information about John Forrest Secondary College

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For job related information

Please contact Alicia Denman, Manager Corporate Services or Karen Barnes, Business Support Officer by telephoning (08) 9473 4000 or emailing [email protected]  

Application Instructions

Our aim is to make it easy for you to apply!

Your application should include:

  1. A detailed CV outlining your work history and experience in the context of the role. Your CV should include two (2) work related referees, one being your current Line Manager;
  2. A two (2) page cover letter addressing the Work Related Requirements, in the context of the role and business needs of the college. Please provide examples from your past experience that best shows your knowledge, skills and abilities in cleaning and managing a team. Examples could include:
  • steps you took to clean the room or surface
  • chemicals used on each material
  • machinery used
  • action taken to maintain your safety and the safety of others or
  • what you considered when allocating work duties to a number of staff

To submit your application:

  • Click on the “Apply for Job” button located at either the top or bottom of this screen. You can then complete the online application form and attach your CV and any other supporting documents

Please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

If you are having trouble submitting your online application, please contact the Recruitment team on (08) 9264 4127 for assistance.

Eligibility and training requirements 

Employees will be required to:

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
  • consent to a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check and obtain a current Screening Clearance Number issued by the Department of Education’s Screening Unit prior to commencement of employment;
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment and every three years thereafter;
  • complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement;
  • complete the Department’s online training in manual tasks and hazardous substances within 3 months of commencement;
  • complete Fundamentals of Cleaning training as soon as practicable;
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position. 

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4:30pm (WST) on Friday, 28 June 2024

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