Area Supervisor – Cleaning Services

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Area Supervisor - Cleaning Services
BOLTON, Lancashire
Contract / Temporary

Bolton 0007 1072 / 1

Posted: 28th February 2023 12:18
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £12.46 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, split shift working mornings and afternoons

  • This opening assignment is for 5-6 months

  • BOLTON, Lancashire,

    BL3 5DX

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Area Supervisor - Cleaning Services

Reference no: Bolton 0007 1072 / 1

Pay rate: Up to £12.46 per hour PAYE depending on experience

Please note that the pay rate for this role is likely to be uplifted to reflect a higher than standard holiday allocation

Role Length:  This opening assignment is for 5-6 months

Enhanced DBS required for this role

Hybrid role

Car driver with valid license, insurance and vehicle

An experienced Area Supervisor (Cleaning Services) is required to supervise and manage a team of cleaning staff, staff mobilisations and ensure premises are cleaned to set standards.  To ensure that operational standards are achieved and maintained in respect of customer satisfaction, contract monitoring, training of staff and employee performance across multi sites. Covering sites across a geographical area in Bolton, the successful candidate will need to provide own transport, mileage is paid. Working split shifts, mornings and afternoons.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supervision of all cleaning staff in a geographical area focussing on their performance in terms of standards of cleanliness and their behaviour whilst on duty.
  • Organise and record cover cleaning when staff are absent due to sickness, holidays etc. Ensure all mobile cleaners are aware of cover rotas.
  • Organise cleaning staff rotas and cleaning schedules specific to each individual building.
  • Ensure additional hours, training, holiday and absence information is recorded, updated, accurate and maintained.
  • Recruit, support, train and guide cleaning operatives to achieve efficient and effective service levels.
  • Maintain good working relationships between management, employees, client and customers and support the practice of encouraging and reporting customer feedback.
  • Work with customer representatives to address any specific requirements or concerns and report to line manager adhering to service procedures.
  • Manage equipment, materials and stock levels to achieve efficient and effective service levels.
  • Undertake emergency cleaning of buildings/areas as necessary.
  • Adhere to Council and service policies and procedures at all times.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • Level 2 Cleaning Qualification.
  • Current Health and Safety training.


Experience & Knowledge:

  • Experience in a supervisory role within the cleaning industry.
  • Experience of supervising multiple sites.
  • A good understanding of Health & Safety regulations.
  • Practical knowledge of cleaning methods and the safe use of industrial cleaning equipment and chemicals.
  • Knowledge of determining necessary staffing levels to satisfy Scope of Work while remaining within labour target.
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.



  • Strong people management skills.
  • Effective communication skills both written and oral.
  • Car driver with valid license, insurance and vehicle.
  • Able to plan and organise own workload and that of a small team.
  • Able to support and instruct staff and complete staff development and performance plans and reviews for team members.
  • Basic IT skills to enter and retrieve data from pre formatted spreadsheets. Able to use Outlook.


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.
  6. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.



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Job Ref: Bolton 0007 1072 / 1
Area Supervisor - Cleaning Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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