Cleaning Operative

The Schools are seeking pro-active and hard-working applicants for a Cleaning Operative vacancy starting as soon as possible. Cleaning Operatives report to the Cleaning Team Supervisor and are responsible for cleaning the two Schools, including areas such as classrooms, laboratories, the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, toilets, changing rooms, sports halls and swimming pools. There are a variety of period style and new buildings on the site. Successful applicants will be required to undertake ongoing professional development and training, providing an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their skills. Additional work may be required on weekends, closed days and public holidays to meet the needs of the Schools, which will be arranged in advance.

King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls are two of the best independent day schools in the country, sharing a leafy campus in Edgbaston, next to the University of Birmingham. Both schools are part of the King Edward VI Foundation and have high academic standards and a rich and varied extra-curricular programme. The site has good transport connections by rail and bus as well as on-site parking for staff.

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How to apply 

To apply for this role, please forward a completed application form and a covering letter addressed to Jessica Knight by email to

If you have any queries about the role, or would like to discuss it in more detail, please contact Jessica Knight, Assistant Facilities Manager, by email:

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King Edward’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants invited to interview will be required to provide proof of identity, preferably a birth certificate, although where this is not available we will accept other forms of ID. Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks. A copy of the School’s Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure Policy is available on the website.

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