This job is no longer available

Posted over 30 days ago

Cleaning Supervisor

First Bus

About First Bus

First Bus is a bus operator. Their routes can be found across the UK.

Better rated jobs in BS5

Similar paying jobs in BS5

Job description from First Bus

Cleaning Supervisor

Location: Lawrence Hill

Reporting to: Engineering Manager

Hourly rate: £12.50 + £40 weekly bonus payment

Working hours: 4 on 4 off shift. (Apply online only)hrs.

About the role

As a Cleaning Supervisor you will be overseeing a small team of cleaners to ensure and continually improve the cleanliness and appearance of our fleet of vehicles.

* Overseeing and assist with planning the rota, duty and shift allocations.

* Assisting with the internal and external cleaning of buses and depot premises with the use of specialist equipment and chemicals

* Assist with fuelling, oiling, watering, shunting and parking of vehicles

* Complete cleaning records, cover shifts, quality control audits on cleaners,

* To adhere to the Health and Safety at work policy, ensuring protective clothing is used properly at all times and appropriate practices and procedures are always followed

About you

* At least 6 months of cleaning experience

* Must have supervisory experience

* A PCV licence isn't essential, we can support you in gaining it. You MUST hold a standard UK driving license.

Rewards & Benefits

* First Xclusives discount scheme: You and your family & friends can benefit from over 3,000 offers on high street & leisure brands such as: Asda, B&Q, Sainsbury's, ODEON cinema

* Free travel on our buses for you and your family

* £6 all-day train travel for you and your family on Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Avanti, Trans Pennine Express, Hull Trains

* Free onsite parking + cycle to work scheme

* Up to 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays

* Pension scheme and chance to buy discounted First Group shares

* Refer a friend bonus up to £3,000

At First Bus, we believe that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) are fundamental pillars that drive innovation, success, and a thriving workplace culture. We are committed to fostering an environment where every employee feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives and talents. We recognize and celebrate the individuality of each employee, encouraging a culture of learning and progression. Together, we strive for a workplace where differences are celebrated, inclusion is the norm, and every individual has the opportunity to advance and thrive in their career journey.

If you're ready to progress your career to the next level, then apply today

Job insights from Breakroom

Cleaners and domestics

Cleaners carry out general cleaning of offices, shops and homes.

What you’ll do as a cleaner and domestic:

  • Do general cleaning in industrial buildings, offices or homes
  • Clean cars or gardens
  • Follow Health and Safety guidelines
  • Vacuum carpets, clean upholstery and clean bathrooms

Is it right for you?

This job may involve:

  • Standing
  • Heavy lifting
  • Physical activity
  • Wearing a uniform
  • Night work
  • Long hours
  • Anti-social hours
  • Cleaning
  • Working alone
  • Wearing a uniform

Map

BS5, Crofts End, City of Bristol

A map of the rough location for this vacancy

What employees say

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do First Bus pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    93% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 122 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The current rates are £12.00 per hour, and £13.15 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Okay
  • Only some people are paid market rates

    Do First Bus pay market rates?

    Only some people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    50% of people are paid below average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 107 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Good
  • Everyone is paid the same, whatever their age

    Do First Bus pay the same regardless of age?

    Yes, people under the age of 21 get paid the same as those above 21.

    See what First Bus pays different age groups

    How we know this

    The average pay of under 21s is the same as those above 21.

    Based on data from 145 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2022 and April 2024.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do workers at First Bus get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    79% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 123 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do First Bus pay sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    68% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 117 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Okay
  • Some people do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at First Bus do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Some people do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    45% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for.

    Based on data from 116 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Needs improving
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at First Bus?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 29% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 31% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 19% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 22% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 97 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t worry about their hours

    Do workers at First Bus worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    86% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 106 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get a choice of shifts

    Do First Bus workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Some people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    63% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 119 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to change shifts

    How easy is it for First Bus workers to change shifts?

    Some people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    51% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 87 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at First Bus?

    Some people find it hard to book holiday.

    How we know this

    42% of people report it’s hard to book holidays.

    Based on data from 112 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Good
  • Shifts don’t get changed at short notice

    Do First Bus managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    67% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 116 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Okay
  • Some people find it hard to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at First Bus?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    35% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 110 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

  • Good
  • Most students say it’s good

    Is a First Bus job good for students?

    Most students say this is a good place to work if you’re studying.

    How we know this

    75% of students report this is a good place to work if you’re studying.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should allow you to fit work around important things in your life, like studying.

    Life isn’t just about work. Good jobs make space for you to do well in both.

  • Needs improving
  • Most parents say it’s bad

    Is working at First Bus good if you’re a parent or carer?

    Most parents and carer say this is a bad place to work.

    How we know this

    68% of people who care for a child or other relative report this isn’t a good place to work.

    Based on data from 41 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    Whether it’s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do people at First Bus feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    68% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 106 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Good
  • Most people get proper breaks

    Do people at First Bus get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    74% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 122 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Okay
  • Some people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at First Bus?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    58% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 118 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Good
  • Most people enjoy their job

    Do people at First Bus enjoy their jobs?

    Most people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    71% of people report they enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 109 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at First Bus recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    53% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 129 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Good
  • Most people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at First Bus?

    Most people got enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    75% of people report they got enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 122 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at First Bus?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 49% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 105 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Needs improving
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think First Bus head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    86% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 114 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how First Bus is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    64% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 113 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2023 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

Find out more about working at First Bus

What First Bus employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    The team I work with and being able to have a laugh with

    Worst thing

    Rude customers and road works

    7.7

    First Bus Bus driver, March 2024

  • Best thing

    Workplace culture and cheap travel (staff pass and train travel) flexibility of shifts and changes are made if asked for

    Worst thing

    Lack of pay for the responsibility that we have, condition of vehicles and no respect from senior management

    6.8

    First Bus Driver, March 2024

See more reviews
  • Best thing

    Driving

    Worst thing

    Treated with disrepect, abused by the public, not supported and backed up by line managers. Number of bullying line managers

    1.2

    First Bus Driver, January 2024

  • Best thing

    The little team I’m apart of

    Worst thing

    That the slt have no idea what goes on

    4.5

    First Bus Operations supervisor, October 2023

  • Best thing

    Easiest driving job you'll ever do, and it's a job for life anywhere you go. Everyone gets on and you get to go home everyday. Loads of benefits and really good pay.

    Worst thing

    Passengers who are as sharp as a marble and as lazy as a rock, whing and moan if they don't get their way, take all their grievences with the company out on you and find every conceivable way to delay you no matter how many times we tell em to be ready, read the timetable and be on time. Cyclists are always trying to ruin your day by risking your license and their lives without a care for theirs, yours or your passengers' safety. And the usual communication gap between you and the corporation who decide to just change all the fares and times without telling anyone (...twice.)

    5.5

    First Bus Bus driver, July 2023

  • Best thing

    I get to drive around
    Meet some nice people
    Good colleagues
    Plenty of hours
    Nice bonus for working overtime
    Weekly pay

    Worst thing

    Its stressful
    Understaffed
    Long hours
    Short breaks
    Staggered shifts every week
    Allocated holiday and its hard to change
    Most buses don't have air con
    Abuse from passengers
    Not much time to complete routes
    Telematics make driving hard
    Days off are not ideal sometimes

    6.4

    First Bus PCV driver, August 2022

  • Best thing

    Consistency of work. Predictability of work.

    Worst thing

    You have to work long hours for half decent earnings. Especially when being a single parent and the of source of income.

    6.0

    First Bus Driver, November 2020

  • Best thing

    The rapport amongst drivers

    Worst thing

    Company always looking for ways to intimidate staff and sack drivers

    6.0

    First Bus Bus Driver, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Good pay, friendly colleagues

    Worst thing

    General public not having understanding or compassion, last minute shift changes

    6.0

    First Bus Bus driver, October 2020

  • Best thing

    Colleagues. Flexibility with duty allocator.

    Worst thing

    Management, state of buses, length of time in the driving seat

    6.0

    First Bus Driver, June 2020

  • More reviews from First Bus employees
Get job matches