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Special Cleaning Team Operative

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


Our Values are:

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

Building Cleaning Team is responsible for ensuring that all Council properties are clean and fit for occupation and securing a high level of occupant satisfaction.  

What is the job role?

We have an opportunity within the building cleaning team for a casual special cleaning team operative with a chance of the role becoming permanent. You will work across a number of  council and private buildings across the city, covering for sickness, absences and undertaking one off jobs such as deep cleaning private houses and cleaning outside areas such as car parks, although the jobs we undertake vary massively on a day to day basis.

This is a zero hour contract. 

Who are we looking for?

Firstly you must have strong stomach and to be able to clean in some very unpleasant scenarios. You must be prepared to work both inside and outdoors. You will need a clean driving licence and be willing to undertake training to drive a council vehicle. We are looking for a natural leader someone who can work on their own initiative, organise teams of cleaners and be flexible and able to assist the planning busy work schedule.

You’ll need:

  • Knowledge of all cleaning practises and machinery.
  • Experience of jet washing and steam cleaning.
  • Be able to work to strict timescales.
  • Be able to understand verbal and written instructions.
  • Be physically fit.
  • Reliable, flexible, trustworthy and hardworking.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date(s): 29/11/23

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit

Coventry City Council

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