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Title:  General Assistant - Part Time


Dundee, Scotland, GB, DD1 4LA

Department:  Student Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Students
Requisition Number:  127885

Sanctuary Students provide safe and secure accommodation to thousands of students around the country. We believe that our strength lies in our dedicated staff who help students with their everyday needs.


General Assistant – Part Time


Seabraes, Dundee University


£9,127 per annum (rising to £9,608 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)


19.5 hours per week


We are looking for a General Assistant to join our Accommodation team at Dundee University. As a General Assistant you will be responsible for providing a high quality cleaning and domestic service in the student accommodation. During term time your duties will be cleaning communal areas, and cleaning of any empty properties. In vacation periods, you will deep clean vacant flats in preparation for summer business.


Working pattern is likely to be 5 days from 7, primarily Monday-Friday, however some weekend working will be required. Flexibility is essential, particularly during busy periods


The role of General Assistant will include:

  • Providing high quality cleaning services of the premises including kitchens, bathrooms, pathways and communal areas
  • Identifying and reporting any hazards and faults to ensure a safe environment is maintained
  • Organising stores on site and carrying out checks of equipment, replacing when necessary
  • Completing set programmed works across site


Skills and experiences –

  • Previous experience of undertaking general cleaning duties and working in a domestic/cleaning environment
  • Ability to work on own initiative and with fast changing requirements
  • Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise workloads
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team and help colleagues as and when required


Why work for us?

Sanctuary Students manages accommodation for over 11,500 students across England and Scotland.  We work in partnership with universities to provide cost-effective facilities management and support services, as well as providing specifically designed and purpose built accommodation direct to students across the UK. We offer a range of accommodation from shared flats to self-contained apartments in some of the biggest university towns and cities in the UK, including London, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.


Our Benefits    

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, where your wellbeing is of genuine importance, we have developed an attractive employment package. The package recognises your contribution, supports your physical, mental and financial health and gives you the flexibility to tailor your employee benefits by offering:

  • 25 days leave (rising to a maximum of 30 days) plus public holidays (pro rata)
  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Advice Service including counselling
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Voluntary health plans  
  • Employee discounts
  • Wellbeing support and tools
  • Employee recognition scheme


The full time equivalent salary for this role is £18,724 based on 40 hours per week rising to £19,709 after 12 months service and subject to satisfactory performance


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Closing Date: 19 September 2021  


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


‘For an insight into what it’s like to work for us, take a look at #LifeatSanctuary on Twitter’.


Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers.
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent illegal working.
Sanctuary Students is a subsidiary of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.

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