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Catering, Cleaning

Wigan Council

Please note, you will be working across Wigan/Leigh/Ashton Markets

Salary: Grade 3, £18,065 - £18,795 per annum. £9.36 - £9.74 per hour

37 hours per week

Your role:

As a Caretaker you will contribute to the provision of the Economic Development Service across the borough and the general cleanliness of the borough’s Markets. You will carry out general cleaning of buildings and open spaces both manually and using machinery. You will also carry out minor repairs and maintenance to Market equipment and will assist in general upkeep of the Markets. You will assist with the security of the market sites and have key holding responsibilities. You will be involved in events that take place in the markets and town centres.

You will provide exceptional customer service, be adept at dealing with a range of customers, and be the ‘eyes and ears’ of the Council when working in the borough. You will lead by example and motivate others to work to collective goals and actively seek ways to improve the service, suggesting new ways of working and embracing change.

About you:

You will have knowledge, experience and the ability to carry out general building and open space cleaning and basic maintenance. You will have experience of using cleaning machinery including scrubber/dryers, waste compactors and balers.

You will be available to work weekends and be flexible in terms of shift patterns as the service dictates. You will work 5 days per week from Monday to Saturday with a day off in the week

You will be able to work well both independently and as part of a team in a flexible manner in order to meet deadlines and service demands. It is also important that you have good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to liaise with both colleagues and members of the public. You must also be able to apply health and safety knowledge within the workplace and be well organised.

About us:

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough.  We are signed up to the Greater ManchesterContinuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.

This role will provide the opportunity for the successful candidates to be part of a service that supports The Deal and Wigan as being a great place to live, work and visit and deliver services that are high quality, flexible and responsive.

We will provide you with a supportive working environment and regular supervision. You will receive ongoing training, guidance and the opportunity to work in an engaging and supportive environment.

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.

For further information, please contact Tony Fletcher on 01942 489804

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Interview date: Friday 10 January 2020 

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