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Cleaners have the job of keeping places clean and hygienic. This may be a supermarket, an office, a hospital or someone’s home.

Cleaners can be hired directly by a company or an individual, or work for a specialist cleaning company.

Other names for cleaners are:

  • Domestics
  • Domestic assistants
  • Hygiene operatives

What you do in this job will vary depending on what sort of location you work in.

Some common things cleaners do include:

  • Dusting, wiping down and disinfecting surfaces
  • Mopping, hoovering and shampooing floors
  • Cleaning bathrooms and kitchens
  • Emptying bins
  • Following safety instructions for chemical cleaners
  • Following health and safety procedures

You may have to work early mornings, late nights, on weekends or bank holidays.

You might be on your feet a lot.

This is an entry level job.

If you want to apply for a cleaner job, you might need the following:

Where are the best cleaners and domestics jobs?

  1. 1= Tesco
  2. 1= Mitie
  3. 3 NHS
  4. 4= NHS Scotland
  5. 4= OCS
  6. 6= Atalian Servest
  7. 6= Iceland
  8. 6= Sodexo
  9. 9 ISS

Handy to know about cleaners and domestics

How much do cleaners and domestics earn per hour?


From 350 cleaners and domestics

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

30% report getting one week notice or less
5% report getting two weeks notice
4% report getting three weeks notice
25% report getting four weeks notice or more
37% report having a fixed rota

Based on 342 cleaners and domestics

How often do people get paid?

21% of people report they get paid weekly
10% of people report they get paid every two weeks
14% of people report they get paid every four weeks
55% of people report they get paid monthly

Based on 349 cleaners and domestics

How are people paid?

By the hour 96% of people report they get paid by the hour

Based on 365 cleaners and domestics

What contracts are people on?

6% report having zero hours contracts
21% report having low hours contracts (less than 16 hours)
49% report having part time contracts (16-35 hours)
24% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 339 cleaners and domestics

Who’s hiring cleaners and domestics?

  1. 62 recent jobs

  2. 49 recent jobs

  3. 45 recent jobs

  4. NHS

    37 recent jobs

  5. 30 recent jobs

  6. 27 recent jobs

  7. 23 recent jobs

  8. 22 recent jobs

  9. 14 recent jobs

  10. OCS

    12 recent jobs