Vacancy: Cleaner

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We are welcoming more young people to CYZ than ever before, and we are adding to our innovative and dynamic team of Cleaners to support our vision to offer a fun and safe environment where the potential of young people is developed and fulfilled!

Overall aim of Position

We are looking to recruit a Cleaner to grow and enhance our team. To provide a high standard of cleaning services throughout the Youth Zone. As a crucial member of the team, you will contribute to ensuring that a great first impression is always given to young people, parents and visitors and that all areas of the Youth Zone are safe and clean.


The hours available are up to 7.5hrs per week, spread over up to 3 days (2.5 hrs per day). Plus overtime for annual leave and unplanned leave cover (approx. 8-10 weeks, 5 days per week at 2.5hrs per day, per year).

Hours to be worked at 7am-9.30am term time and 6.30am-9am in school holidays. We do occasionally require flexibility in these hours to assist with events.

Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Role

  • To be responsible for cleaning areas of the Youth Zone, as allocated by the appropriate manager.
  • To perform a range of cleaning activities including cleaning toilets, sanitary fittings and surrounds; spot cleaning of spillages; wiping furniture, ledges, pipes, paintwork, doors and polishing door glass; emptying and cleaning bins; mopping and spray-cleaning hard floor surfaces; floor polishing; wiping, polishing and straightening furniture; replenishing supplies in toilets; and moving items of furniture and equipment.
  • To operate cleaning machinery for cleaning soft and hard surfaces, such as vacuum cleaners and floor cleaners.
  • To follow opening and closing procedures for the Youth Zone, as directed by the appropriate manager.
  • To report immediately any emergency maintenance problems, including toilets and other water fixtures, or hazards to the appropriate manager.
  • To actively promote and positively represent the Youth Zone, contributing towards increasing membership and assisting with promotional activities and visits to the Youth Zone.
  • To comply with all policies and procedures, with particular reference to safeguarding, codes of conduct, health and safety, and equality and diversity, to ensure all activities are safe, accessible and inclusive.
  • To be an active member of the team, carrying out any other reasonable duties as requested by the management team, and operating in line with the values and principles of the Youth Zone.

Pay and benefits


From 1 April 2024, £12 per hour

We also have a range of other benefits including:

  • 25 days holiday a year (pro rata) plus bank holidays (where applicable)
  • Eligible to join the CYZ NEST Pension Scheme (with 6% employer contribution where applicable)
  • Professional development and learning which includes informal opportunities to grow and develop, as well as access to more structured training opportunities via the OnSide Talent Academy
  • Employee support including Medicash Assistance Programme
  • Access to CYZ gym and fitness facilities (when not in use by young people)
  • Discounted holiday club spaces for children and close family members
  • Branded workwear
  • Access to free parking and tea/coffee supplies


The strength of the OnSide Network of Youth Zones is the diversity of its people. We place huge value on different people doing things in diverse ways. The one thing we all have in common is our desire to raise the aspirations of young people across the country.

Carlisle Youth Zone is also committed to the safeguarding of young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and satisfactory references

Find out more:

Recruitment Pack: CYZ Recruitment Pack – March 2024

Job Description: CYZ Job Description – Cleaner March 2024

Application Form: CYZApplicationForm-202302  CYZApplicationForm-202302 (1)


The closing date for this position is Thursday 11th April