Centre Assistant

Blackburn With Darwen Council

Centre Assistant


Blackburn With Darwen Council, The Wrangling, Blackburn with Darwen

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 0b0a647f6872496e80348ca35365e797

Full Job Description

Terms and Conditions: Permanent, Full time, 18.5 Hours per week, Ensuring that all areas of the centre are prepared for relevant use, which would include cleaning and preparing our nursery settings, clean and tidying office facilities, setting up meeting rooms, and cleaning the community café.

Applicants would need to complete a range of duties including washing of walls, windows, partitions and woodwork and all hard and soft floor surfaces. It would also include the cleaning of all surfaces, fixtures and fittings, bathrooms - all by appropriate methods within the designated area of work.

The role includes undertaking some laundry duties.

This role also includes supporting with the Community Café catering facility. Ensuring that catering requirements are met e.g. children's meals and meeting refreshments.

Health and Safety and COSHH knowledge is desirable for this role.

We are looking for a positive, reliable and flexible person with good communication skills, who can work as a member of a team and also independently to complete tasks.

So why join us?

In Blackburn with Darwen we have realised the world of work as we used to see it, in its more traditional way pre-pandemic has moved on and we want to keep pace.

It's not about what we want and expect from you as an employee, but rather what can we, as an organisation do to support you to be the best you can be in your role for our borough's residents.

What we offer You!

Trust; We know that trust is built with consistency, we are working really hard to ensure full consistency across all service areas.
We know our staff work incredibly hard, and at times above and beyond for their teams and colleagues. For this we place much trust in our staff with flexible and agile working.

Respect; We are really proud of the culture we have in BWD in that no matter who you are we will always listen to ideas and welcome respectful challenge.
We have no blame culture but rather than that of a well-supported learning culture.

Ambition; We want all our employees to be able to progress and have ambition in their role. We want to develop and progress our own workforce and allow you fair and equal career pathways and progression opportunities.

Collaboration; We have a huge variety of teams at the council with different skills and experience. By being interconnected we can ensure our work is the best it can be, utilising these resources spread across the organisation.

Kindness; We firmly believe that kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle from time to time. This is equally true for some of our workforces that's why we have a well-embedded wellbeing offer.

Other benefits:-
Travel / small Borough.

We are looking to recruit a Centre Assistant, who is enthusiastic and self-motivated to join our team working across our network of 8 Children Centres.

Working hours will be over 5 days, working on a rota basis with colleagues doing earlier or late shifts, therefore applicants need to be able to work flexibly between 8 am and 6 pm.

Applicants will need to ensure that a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene is maintained throughout our centres. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate experience of working in a cleaning role.