Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £25,776 25776 - Scale 2
Contract Type
Contracted Hours
Part Time - xx hours per week
DBS Required
Climate, Homes and Economy
Estate Cleaning
Closing date

Full Time and Part Time roles

7.5 hours to 36 hours, Scale 2 (£25776 per annum, Pro Rata)

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

We are currently looking to recruit Hygiene Operatives. These roles are on a full-time and part-time, permanent basis, initially, the roles will cover all aspects of services provided by Internal Building Cleaning including Office Cleaning, mobile cleaning, and deep cleaning. Post holders will be expected to cover early morning, day, evening, and night shifts as directed by Line Managers, and to take part in the weekend working rota, as well as Bank Holidays and special events.

You should have previous experience in delivering a high standard of work with a good level of productivity is essential, along with the ability to work under pressure and deal with difficult situations.  The various rotas and shifts can be seen in the attachment.

You should

  • – Proven experience in Cleaning
  • – The ability to operate rotary machines, carpet machines, and in general cleaning equipment
  • – Be willing to travel to different locations within the borough 

There are many benefits for residents working for the Council, these include:

  • – Earning London Living Wage and above
  • – Reduced work travel costs
  • – Career development and opportunities to apply for permanent roles within the council
  • – Giving back to local communities
  • – Extensive local benefits and discounts


The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

We will not accept applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used to assist with completing the competency questions or any part of the application form.


This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 01 October 2023 22:59

Interview date: To be confirmed

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive and Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: