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Here at Salford, we are people centred and values based. Our people are at the heart of delivering our priorities for the city. We are passionate about putting our people first and helping everyone gain the skills, experience, and support they need to develop and succeed within our values based, diverse and inclusive organisation.

Citywide Services are a key component of the Operational Division within the Place Directorate which has responsibility for key frontline services across the city.

Citywide Services provide catering and cleaning services across many of the schools in Salford as well as some corporate buildings, such as offices. Our customers include headteachers, office workers, and building managers. We currently employ over 600 permanent and casual staff. 

In the current climate, it’s more important than ever that our schools and corporate buildings are in good condition and that our school-age children are served meals prepared in a safe environment. That’s where you come in.

About you

You will have great attention to detail and the adaptability required to perform a varied role. You will have a flexible approach, will embrace learning and adapt easily to change. You will be highly organised and able to work to deadlines.

We are looking for hard working, reliable individuals who can work in a team. Your approach will reflect our council’s values, and they will be central to the way in which you behave with colleagues, customers, and partners. Previous experience will be an advantage, but not essential as training will be provided.

Our roles and how to apply

We have a variety of roles available throughout the city, with various terms and conditions. Below is a summary of what the roles entail. If you think our roles are for you, you can apply online or get in touch to request a paper application form.

View our vacant roles and apply online

Alternatively, contact the team on 0161 925 1261 to request a paper application form.

Cleaner roles – 1A, £9.70 per hour

As a Cleaner, you will be required to work at various buildings across your area. Main duties include hoovering, mopping, cleaning toilets, spraying and sanitizing touch points. Cleaners will be required for any hours between 7am and 6pm throughout the week.

General Assistant roles – 1B, £9.89 per hour

As a General Assistant, you will be working alongside the Cook Supervisor and General Assistants in a kitchen environment. Preparing meals for the children, serving, washing-up and keeping the kitchen sanitised. General Assistants will usually be required for any hours between 10am and 1pm, Monday to Friday.

About your benefits

You will be welcomed into a friendly environment and have the opportunity to work and grow in a values-based organisation where people are at the heart of everything we do.

Find out more about working for Salford and what we can offer you.

Safe working

We are a COVID-safe organisation and you will have an individual risk assessment when you join the organisation to ensure we effectively support your health and wellbeing throughout your employment.

Diversity and inclusion

We are committed to developing a culture which respects individuals, appreciates difference and allows everyone regardless of background to reach their full potential. We are proud to be an accredited disability confident employer and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. We understand how hard it can be to combine caring for a loved one with work, so we aim to provide support and flexibility to balance family and caring responsibilities with work. Find out more on our diversity and inclusion blog post