Seasonal Cleaners

We are currently recruiting for experienced Cleaners to join our Cleaning team on seasonal contracts for this year's Festival

immediate start – 25 AUGUST 2024
We are currently recruiting for experienced Cleaners to join our Cleaning team on FIXED-TERM contractS. 

Reporting to our Cleaning Manager  you will be responsible for maintaining our theatre, surrounding public areas, dressing rooms and office departments to a high standard of cleanliness. Previous cleaning experience is preferred, but it is more important that you have an enthusiastic approach to the work, a good eye for detail and are committed to maintaining high standards of cleanliness.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Carry out cleaning duties in all areas of the site as laid down in the daily/weekly routines
  • Collection and disposal of recycled waste, removal of rubbish and unwanted items
  • Outside areas including the recycle centre
  • Preparing and cleaning tables and benches 
  • Cleaning of Marquee, including tables and chairs
  • Front of house, Auditorium and seating 
  • All areas including washrooms, kitchens and dressing rooms

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential / Minimum Criteria
  • An eye for detail and experience of maintaining high cleaning standards
  • A skilled cleaner who is able to work unsupervised
  • To be physically fit / mobile and able to complete all cleaning duties such as cleaning high and low areas, manoeuvring cleaning equipment, disposing of waste etc. 
  • Experience of cleaning in the hospitality sector or a commercial environment
  • Experience in using industrial cleaning equipment and products
  • Own transport

Hours of Work

We have the following shifts available (please select which shift you wish to apply for when completing our application form);

  • 30 hours per week, 06:00 – 12:00, worked over 5 days between Monday – Sunday
  • 16 hours per week, 06:00 – 10:00, worked over 4 days between Monday – Sunday
  • 16 hours per week, 10:00 – 14:00, worked over 4 days between Monday – Sunday
  • Show Cleaner, 16:00 – 22:30, days of work dependent on shows.

Rates of Pay and Benefits

The rate of pay for this position is £11.44 per hour.

Hours worked at the weekend are subject to enhanced rates with Saturdays paid at time-and-a-half and Sundays paid at double time. 

We offer 34 days (6.8 weeks) holiday inclusive of bank holidays, per annum, pro rata. 

We can offer a beautiful working environment, and the chance to see world-class opera.  For those without their own transport we have a free minibus service to and from Lewes railway station. 

We also offer : 

  • Free Pilates and Zumba classes, once a week
  • Corporate Gym memberships
  • An onsite Physiotherapist 
  • Subsidised electric car charging
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Subsidised dining at our onsite restaurants
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Discount at the Glyndebourne shop
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Free minibus service to and from Lewes train station and Ringmer
  • Discount at various highstreet retailers through the Glyndebourne benefits hub

How to Apply

Glyndebourne is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a Registered Charity. We promote equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace and actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply for vacancies, including ethnically diverse and disabled candidates, who are currently under-represented in our workforce.

To help us monitor the effectiveness of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and our supporting policies and procedures, we ask all job applicants to complete our anonymized and confidential Equal Opportunities monitoring form .

Please apply by completing our application form.

Applications will be reviewed as they arrive.

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