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Cleaning Operative Vacancies at various sites across London

If you like working as part of a team, being part of a diverse workforce, want part time hours please contact Lakethorne where we care about our employees.

We are a Facilities cleaning company with clients in the NHS, Schools, commercial premises and city offices.  We are currently looking for Cleaning

Operatives to join our company at various locations within the M25

In return for your hard work and loyalty we offer:

  • rates of pay between £9.81 and 10.85 per hour
  • Secure permanent contracts of employment – some school term time only opportunities available
  • Part time hours to suit most work patterns. For example, some of our cleaners work 2 hours per day (Monday to Friday) making a total of 10 hours per week. Generally speaking, State Benefits are unaffected by having a job working less than 16 hours per week.  However, if you would like to work longer hours some sites are full time.  Additionally, there is always the opportunity to work overtime or at more than one location
  • Full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), a smart uniform and on -the-job staff training
  • Opportunities if you wish to progress in the company – Many of our Cleaning Operatives have been with the company for many years and a number of our supervisors have been promoted into their current roles.

If you are interested in working for us, please apply by sending your contact details to  We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Highgate Wood Secondary & Sixth Form (6 positions)

N8 8RN – 39 weeks Mon-Fri

6 x permanent cleaners

15:00-19:00 (4 hours)             £9.05ph

Grand Avenue Primary School (1 positions)

KT5 9HU – 39 weeks Mon-Fri

1 x permanent cleaner

15:15-17:45 (2.5 hours) @ £8.91ph

Coombe Hill Primary School (2 position)

KT2 7DD – 39 weeks Mon-Fri

1 x permanent position 15:30-19:15 (3.75 hours) @ £9.00ph

1 x permanent position 15:30 – 19:00               (3.5 hours) @ £9.00

Heathrow Enterprise (1 position)

TW6 2RY – 52 weeks Mon-Fri

1 x permanent cleaner 18:00-20:30 (2.5 hours)

@ £8.91 (start time can be adjusted to suit new employee, can start as early as 4pm)      

20 Essex Street


1800 – 2100

×3 positions 3hrs @ £10.20                                                     

Woodlands primary school x1 position

W13 0DH

1600 – 1800

×1 position 2hrs @ £8.91



0700 – 0900

X1 position

Saturdays and Sundays

Frithwood Primary School (1 positions)

HA6 3NJ – 39 weeks Mon-Fri

1 x permanent cleaner 15:15-17:45 (2.5 hours) @ £9.25ph


Perivale Primary School x1


Head cleaner    3pm-6:30pm @ £10.00 ph


Lakethorne Group is a privately owned company set up in 1985. It provides contract cleaning, security guarding, and facilities management services. We are known for providing a high quality service.

What we provide and what we expect
  • Legal workers: All staff must be legally able to work here and must provide us with proof of their identity, right to work, a National Insurance number, an address and a recent bank statement. Staff working where children or vulnerable adults are present must also hold a current DBS certificate.
  • Higher quality service, attention to detail: Cleaning is a physically demanding job and we know it is hard to stay alert all the time. However, small mistakes irritate clients. We aim to avoid mistakes and ask clients to report errors immediately so we can help our staff avoid making them again.
  • Pay and benefits: All our staff are on PAYE contracts. We pay no less than the minimum wage; paying more depends on the client’s budget. Everyone receives training, holiday pay and is automatically enrolled in the state pension scheme. We provide uniforms and name badges.
  • Speak and understand English to a basic level: All staff must be able to speak English to a basic level, which we will test during your interview, so you can take instructions and ask questions.
  • Honesty and commitment: We expect all staff to turn up on time able to do their job. If you cannot work, you must inform your manager or supervisor in good time so we can arrange a replacement.
The jobs
  • To clean our client’s premises to the highest quality possible, using the detailed checklist that will be provided when you are allocated to the job.
  • To use equipment correctly and safely and to report defects to your manager or supervisor.
  • To follow cleaning procedures specific to the premises where you are working.
  • To use equipment correctly and safely and to report defects to your manager or supervisor.
  • To keep the client’s premises safe and secure by reporting immediately, to your manager or supervisor, any issues that need the client’s attention such as: equipment that has been left on, light bulbs that have failed in corridors or on stairs, slippery floors or stairs, locks that have failed.
  • To collect, keep safe and return keys if required by the job.
  • To understand and incorporate changes made permanently, occasionally or one-off by your area manager or supervisor. Tell your manager/supervisor if a client asks for changes.
  • To refer to your area manager or supervisor for guidance, advice and support and to ask questions if anything is unclear or difficult.
  • To attend training so you understand the importance of health and safety regulations and good practice, particularly when working with chemicals and specialist equipment, as well as how to deal with accidents and incidents including specific risks or procedures where you will be working.
  • To work on other client sites in the Greater London area, filling gaps due to absence, as required at the request of your manager or supervisor.
How to apply

Please contact us using the online enquiry form by clicking the button below or by sending an email directly to and we will be in touch.