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Cleaner (post level 18): Institute for Groundwater Studies (Job ID 5722) – (1418)



Job Title

Cleaner (post level 18): Institute for Groundwater Studies (Job ID 5722)
Organizational Unit
University of the Free State -> Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences -> Institute for Groundwater Studies
Contract Type
Occupational Level
Bloemfontein Campus – Bloemfontein, FS ZA (Primary)
Closing Date



Duties and responsibilities:

• Clean restroom, including toilets, urinals, hand basins and sinks.
• Clean the kitchen, including the coffee machine and wash dishes.
• Clean the building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing or vacuuming.
• Always keep the entrance area clean.
• Keep the Lapa clean.
• Dust, wipe, wash and polish furniture, shelves, windowsills, external surfaces, cupboards, and fitments.
• Replenish consumable items, including soap, toilet rolls and paper towels when required.
• Notify supervisors of repairs that need to be addressed or of any inquiries pertaining to the cleaning operations system.
• Request supplies or equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties.

Inherent Job Requirements:

• Relevant experience related to the duties and responsibilities.



Key Competencies Required:

• Results oriented.
– The ability to set high standards, establish tough goals, and to work to achieve success.
– The ability to deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

• Strategic thinking.
– The ability to deal with several activities at a time.
– The ability to plan work and to follow plans.

• Business Acumen:
– The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.

• Leading.
– The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude and encourage people to work together.

• Building coalitions
– The ability to be sensitive and understanding to the needs and feelings of others.
– The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.


Required Documents

Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application.
• A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter.
• A copy of your identity document (ID or passport in the case of foreign nationals).

Assumption of duties:
As soon as possible.

Closing date: 7 May 2024


The annual remuneration package, including benefits is R 115 087.93 per annum.

Fringe benefits:
(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.


How to apply:

Hard copy applications may be submitted at:
• The University of the Free State, George du Toit Building, Human Resources Department, 2nd Floor, Reception: Room S201
• Online through the official UFS vacancy website:


For enquiries, please feel free to contact me at 051 401 9813 or email at Additionally, kindly contact 051 401 9857 / 9810 / 9814 for assistance.

The UFS is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups including candidates with disabilities. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at : EEA13_EE Plan UFS 1 March 2022 (003).pdf


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The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.



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