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Cleaner/Service Worker: Cleaning Services (Post Level 18) (2 Positions) (Job ID: 5753)

University of the Free State -> Vice-Rector: Operations -> Facilities Management -> University Estates

Contract Type


Occupational Position



Qwaqwa Campus – Qwaqwa, FS, ZA (Primary)

Closing Date

May 23, 2024


IMPORTANT: Applications must be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: UFS Job Search. Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Clean buildings, equipment, and workspaces.
  • Maintain and inspect equipment.
  • Adhere to daily program/schedule and follow procedures and protocols.
  • Follow ad hoc instructions given by line management.
  • Internal reporting and communication with the team leader.
  • Comply with health and safety standards.

Essential Job Requirements

  • Grade 10 on NQF Level 2.


  • Minimum of one (1) year of relevant work experience in general cleaning, operating cleaning equipment, and knowledge of cleaning chemicals.

Key Competencies Required

Results Oriented:

  • Ability to stick with tasks, not give up, and overcome obstacles.
  • Reliable, responsible, dependable, and able to fulfill obligations.

Strategic Thinking:

  • Ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously.
  • Detail-oriented, striving for perfection, and organized.

Business Acumen:

  • Adherence to rules and strict following of work regulations.


  • Cooperative, good-natured attitude, encouraging teamwork.

Building Coalitions:

  • Ability to interact and establish personal connections with others.
  • Decision-making through consultation and collaboration under supervision.

Required Documents

Please attach all relevant documentation to your application:

  • Detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter.
  • Copies of qualifications (SAQA accreditation required for foreign qualifications).
  • Copy of identity document (ID or passport for foreign nationals).
  • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable).
  • Copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).
  • Confirmation of employment from the current/last employer (for external applicants).

Assumption of Duties

July 1, 2024, or as soon as possible.


Annual remuneration package, including benefits, is R 115,087.93 per annum, depending on the budget, relevant work experience, and qualifications.

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.


For enquiries, contact:


The UFS is committed to excellence, diversity, and redress in achieving its equity targets in line with the Employment Equity Plan. Preference will be given to candidates from under-represented designated groups, including those with disabilities. The Employment Equity Policy is available [here](EEA13_EE Plan UFS 1 March 2022 (003).pdf).

UFS processes personal information in line with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). All personal information provided will be treated as confidential and processed in accordance with POPIA.

Only candidates who meet all the essential requirements of the position will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. If not contacted within six weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Cleaner/Service Worker: Cleaning Services (Post Level 18) (2 Positions) (Job ID: 5753)

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