Cleaner Public Spaces – Toilets and Changing Rooms

Closing date: 7th March 2024
Department: Grounds
Location: Colchester Zoo
Employment type: Full time
Hours Per Week: 40 hours per week
Salary: To be discussed at interview

Introduction to the Department

As part of our Groundskeeping Team you will be helping to ensure that all guests using our facilities, experience the highest level of quality and service. Key responsibilities will include performing the required daily operations, and cleaning public washrooms and changing facilities as deemed appropriate.

Role Responsibilities

  • Cleaning public spaces (toilets and changing rooms)
  • Restocking soap and paper dispensers
  • Make sure all consumables are replenished as required
  • Emptying rubbish bins
  • Cleaning all sinks, floors, taps, mirrors and sanitising fixtures
  • Cleaning and sanitising partitions, doors, handles and walls
  • Sweeping and mopping tiled areas and floors
  • Cleaning toilets and urinals
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of facilities
  • Maintaining records relating to tasks performed, timesheets, materials and equipment.

Role Requirements

  • Experience of cleaning work desirable but not required
  • Full training will be provided
  • Punctual and hard-working
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work individually and as a team
  • Knowledge of health and safety compliance

Working Hours

The position is full time, working 5 days per week (the post may be considered as job share if suitable applications are received). You will be expected to work weekends, public holidays and school holidays.


  • FREE Zoo visits*
  • FREE onsite parking
  • Work place pension scheme
  • Staff events
  • Discounts on Animal Adoptions, Zoo Passes and Animal Experiences*
  • Discounts in the Outpost Gift Shop*
  • Discounts in food outlets
  • 28 days annual leave (incl. Bank Holidays)
  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Uniform provided
  • Regular training

*Benefits dependent on probation period.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the Application Form below and send the completed form along with your CV to

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