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Details about University of the Witwatersrand Jobs Recruitment application form, vacancy requirements, eligibility, available positions, how to apply, and closing date.

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Job Description

Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist purchasing of stock by providing anticipated quantities and current stock levels and in line with the University’s related policies and procedures.
  • Issue, monitor stocks of cleaning equipment and materials.
  • Distribute chemicals, consumables and equipment, monthly, weekly and daily.
  • Plan, organize, prioritize and manage the work of subordinates to ensure that work is carried out in accordance with the university performance standards, industry standards and agreed client satisfaction levels.
  • Provide guidance, coach and correct the subordinates by means of corrective action, training and positive motivation. Demonstrate or specifically explain correct procedures or desired performance.
  • Performance is identified, monitored and reviewed in accordance with the University’s performance management policy. Together with subordinates set clear performance expectations and objectives.
  • Administer, maintain and monitor time keeping, staff attendance record keeping and shift/overtime scheduling for submission to Cleaning Operations officer.
  • They will guide subordinates on Human Resource and Employee Relations (ER)related matters and advise on way forward or assist in resolving the matter with the correct processes and procedures.
  • Clientele enquiries and queries are dealt with promptly and efficiently and detailed feedback updated on progress is provided timeously.
  • Develop and maintain healthy relationships with the client and take appropriate action to meet client satisfaction levels.
  • Plans and co – ordinate monthly and weekly spot checks on cleaned areas.
  • Oversee the day to day personnel management of the cleaning service and consult with the cleaning Operations Officer / Cleaning Operations Manager on any formal procedures.
  • Assist in Co-ordinating specialized cleaning and schedule cleaning. i.e. deep cleaning, stripping and sealing, spring cleaning, etc.
  • Maintain and manage effective administration, reports and record keeping systems.
  • Ensure proper handling and maintenance of cleaning equipment.
  • Oversee the implementation of Health and Safety rules, regulations in accordance with University Policy and Procedures and relevant legislation as well as Emergency Fire evacuation procedures.
  • Address and educate Subordinate in terms of personnel hygiene in conjunction with the Transformation office.
  • Report incidents and hazardous conditions and or anything that endangers the safety and security of the University community.
  • Ensure that housekeeping and stacking in the storerooms are done in accordance with legislation.
  • Alcohol and substance Abuse tests as per University’s policies.
  • Required to work shifts, overtime or on weekends.
  • Plan and coordinate all specialized cleaning projects, adhoc cleaning services and events.


  • Grade 12/ NQF4
  • NQF level 5 certificate in Operations/ Hospitality (Service related industry)


  • Valid driver’s license

Required years of related experience:

  • 3- 5 years in cleaning Supervision and Administration
  • 3-5 years’ experience in staff management including discipline, development and working schedules.
  • 2 years’ knowledge in all major areas of building maintenance, cleaning of restrooms, office, kitchens, residents, etc.

Technical Competencies:

  • Cleaning and hygiene
  • Microsoft suite (Excel and word)
  • Ability to manage and & multiple tasks simultaneously

Competencies (Knowledge, skills and behavior)

  • Knowledge of Occupational Health, Safety & Environmental Act OHSE
  • Customer service
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Relationship skills
  • Organizational skills

Compliance/Statutory Requirements (Knowledge, Understanding and or training):


Detailed Description
Job Requirements
Additional Details
How To Apply
To apply:
Please submit a covering letter clearly indicating which post you are applying for, detailed CV with names, addresses, contact numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 referees.
External applicants are invited to apply, by registering your profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at and submitting your application.
Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: wits /Self Service application/” Apply for a job”
The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates.
Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise
Closing Date: 04 December 2020
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