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Cleaning Manager

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

Job Introduction

We are currently seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to join our team as a Cleaning Manager at one of our Government Defence contracts which delivers catering, retail, and leisure facilities to the Armed Forces. As a key member of our organisation, you will play a pivotal role in delivering excellence in cleaning services while representing our company values.


What we are Offering

  • Salary up to £29,000, depending on experience.
  • Eligible for flexible benefits.
  • Permanent fulltime contract.
  • Monday to Friday working pattern.
  • Please view our attached benefits guide to see everything we have to offer.


Your Role as a Cleaning Manager

As a Cleaning Manager, you will encompass various responsibilities aimed at maintaining operational efficiency and client satisfaction. Key tasks include personal development through training and participation in meetings to set performance goals. Upholding professional standards, maintaining client relationships, and providing duty management cover are crucial aspects. Additionally, the manager must identify opportunities for business growth, manage finances within budgetary constraints, and ensure service standards meet contractual obligations.

Collaboration with other department managers to coordinate service activities and prioritise health and safety standards across all operations is essential. The manager also plays a vital role in employee engagement activities, fostering positive internal and external networks, and continuing professional learning in soft facilities management services. Flexibility to carry out additional tasks as directed by management underscores adaptability in the role. By adhering to these responsibilities, the cleaning manager contributes to the overall success of the organisation while ensuring efficient service delivery and client satisfaction. 

Please see the attached job description for a more detailed list of the main responsibilities.


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate would possess the following:


  • Management experience in the cleaning industry, with leadership and people management skills.
  • Experience r knowledge of HR tasks like recruitment, training, and performance management.
  • Strong numerical, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of health & safety, food safety, and ability to make independent decisions.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and attention to detail.
  • Analytical problem-solving skills and ability to innovate. 


  • IOSH and CIEH qualifications or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in a military environment and/or PAYD experience.

Whilst the ideal candidate would fit into the above points, we would implore applicants with the relevant transferrable skills to apply for this role, as you may still be a great fit!


Why Join Us?

At Sodexo, our purpose is to create a better everyday for everyone to build a better life for all. As the global leader in services that improve the Quality of Life, we operate in 55 countries, serving over 100 million consumers each day through our unique combination of On-Site Food and FM Services, Benefits & Rewards Services and Personal & Home Services.

We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities, and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be natural, and be the best versions of themselves. We recognise that we’re on a journey with regards to diversity and inclusion and would therefore welcome applications for candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.

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