Cleaner Job Opportunity at University of the Free State (UFS)

Cleaner Job Opportunity at University of the Free State (UFS)

Cleaner Job Opportunity at University of the Free State (UFS). The University of the Free State (UFS) is looking for qualified candidates to apply for the Cleaner position. This job opportunity is currently open for applications, and the closing date is on 25 October 2023.

  • Job Title: Cleaner (post level 18) (Job ID: 5489)
  • Organizational Unit: University of the Free State -> Student Affairs -> Housing and Residence Affairs
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Occupational Level: Unskilled
  • Location: South Campus – Bloemfontein, Free State, ZA

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: The annual remuneration package, including benefits, is R103,437.86 per annum, contingent on the budget, work experience, and qualifications.
  • Fringe Benefits: (Subject to specific conditions) include a pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus, and study benefits.

About University of the Free State

The University of the Free State (UFS) has a rich history as one of South Africa’s oldest and most respected institutions of higher education. From its beginnings in 1904 as the Grey University College in Bloemfontein with just six students in the Humanities, the UFS has grown into a multi-campus institution with a significant impact on its communities.

The university is committed to creating opportunities and promoting growth through leading, learning, teaching, focused research, and meaningful engagement with society.

Duties and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Cleaner role include:

  • Cleaning residences and other accommodation facilities within the Department of Housing and Residence Affairs.
  • Adhering to the All-Care Colour Coding System for cleaning.
  • Taking care of provided equipment.
  • Cleaning restrooms as directed by the University.
  • Assisting with bed preparation and linen changes during conferences.
  • Being available for overtime work, especially during conference periods.

Job Requirements

  • Inherent Job Requirement: Grade 10 on NQF level 2.


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a color-coded cleaning system.
  • Certificate in color-coding cleaning systems.


Required competencies for this role include:

  • Results orientation: Demonstrating reliability, responsibility, dependability, and the ability to fulfill obligations.
  • Strategic thinking: Focusing on details, striving for perfection, and approaching work in an organized manner.
  • Business Acumen: Adherence to rules and strict work regulations, experience with a color-coding cleaning system.
  • Leading: Cooperative attitude, good-natured approach, and the ability to encourage teamwork.
  • Building coalitions: Interacting effectively with others and establishing personal connections.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application, including:

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

Assumption of duties for this role is on 01 January 2023, and the closing date for applications is 25 October 2023.


For inquiries, contact 051 401 9810 or email [email protected] or [email protected]. You can also reach out for assistance at 051 401 9848/9813/9814/2979.


The UFS is a designated employer and is dedicated to excellence, diversity, and achieving equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan and its goals. Preference will be given to candidates from under-represented designated groups, including those with disabilities. The UFS will only consider applications from candidates who meet all inherent requirements for the position.

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