Cleaning Manager (MOD site)

Job Title: Cleaning Manager (MOD site)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Warminster
Salary: £
Start Date: 2019-07-09 00:00:00
Reference: SDX/TP/RF3291/CB
Contact Name: Natalie Downey
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 09, 2019 15:22

Job Description

As Cleaning Manager, you'll plan, organise and manage delivery of all services within the cleaning operational business area, ensuring your team are motivated, engaged and getting the most from their roles.

This is predominantly a Monday to Friday job, with occasional weekend/evenings to meet business needs. It’s a great opportunity for someone to support our Armed Forces and improve the quality of their daily life – as the site is not only their workplace but also a home to many of them.

We are a key partner to the Ministry of Defence, running services at major UK and overseas military bases which improve quality of life for our military personnel. We are dedicated to delivering the best quality as well as cost-efficiency in the delivery of infrastructure, facilities management, catering, retail and leisure services to the armed forces community

We are proud that our work has a significant bearing on morale, retention and recruitment.

Package description

Competitive salary of up to £26,000 plus benefits including pension, bonus, option to 'buy' additional flexible benefits such as holidays, healthcare etc

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster

Main responsibilities
  • Plan, organise and manage delivery of all services within the cleaning operational business area
  • Ensure standards of service detailed in the service level agreement, KPIs and within the schedules of the contractual terms and conditions are achieved, maintained and developed for assigned operational business area
  • Contribute to the growth of all services in order to meet client and commercial expectations whilst maintaining strict budgetary control within operational business area in line with client and Sodexo expectations
  • Embrace the principles of Collaborative Business Relationships (BS11000), in line with Sodexo’s vision and values
  • Manage all aspects of performance of an assigned group of direct reports
Please see attached Job Description below for full details



Ideal candidate
  • Proven experience of working in a similar role within the service industry at a comparable level in a company
  • Previous experience of managing and leading a team
  • Previous experience of working in standards driven/compliance environment
  • Able to solve problems and implement appropriate solutions
  • Strong knowledge of health and safety and COSHH regulations
  • Management knowledge of health & safety and food safety
  • Able to prioritise and deploy resources effectively
  • Able to make independent decisions
  • Able to work on own initiative within a team environment
  • Able to demonstrate working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Able to demonstrate attention to detail and adherence to standards
  • Able to analyse problems analytically, develop opportunities and implement innovative solutions


  • Previous cleaning experience
  • Awareness of quality management systems e.g.ISO
  • IOSH qualification
  • Health and Safety qualification equivalent to IOSH managing safely
  • British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICS) qualified
  • Knowledge of external cleaning developments and innovations
  • Experience of working within military environment
  • Previous experience in effectively managing in a similar contract service provider role


About the company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to further engage ex-forces personnel and reservists.  Those applying for roles with us who meet the essential criteria advertised under the ‘ideal candidate’ on the vacancy advertised are guaranteed to progress within the selection process.