Cleaner - JRN 17609 - Sunderland/Follingsby Area

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Business Support
Contract Type
Reduced Hours
Salary Range
Closing Date


The role

As a Cleaner you are a vital and integral part of the Northumbria Police family and we are looking for individuals who share our core values and who would be proud to work as part of the Northumbria Police team. You will have the opportunity to work behind the scenes in some of our operational police stations, community hubs and operational custody suites, using specialist equipment.  It doesn’t matter if you’ve never worked as a Cleaner before as full training will be provided. What does matter to us the most is taking pride in what you do and a willingness to learn.

The main duties may include cleaning wash rooms and kitchen areas, vacuuming, mopping floors, emptying bins and other general office cleaning duties.  You will also be required to use specialist cleaning equipment, adhering to specified standards and ensuring a safe and functional working environment.  

What do I need?

It would be desirable to have an awareness of health and safety as well as the ability to work both alone and in a team, you will need a reasonable level of fitness and be punctual and reliable. 

What we can offer you 

We offer a competitive hourly rate and you will be provided with a police staff uniform.

Cleaning Staff hourly rate £9.30

Hours Available

Southwick Custody 8am-11.30am (every Sun) 3.5
Southwick Custody 2pm-5pm (every Sat Sun) 6

Follingsby 1pm-4pm (Mon-Fri) 15
 Millbank 1:30pm-4pm Mon- Fri 12.5

Additional Benefits

In return for your dedication and commitment, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  

Before you start:

You will be asked to complete our standard recruitment online vetting forms, you must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  

A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at


All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Vacancy Contact:

To discuss the position in more detail contact Tracy McConnell – Cleaning Team Leader on 101. Calls should be made between the hours of 8am-5pm Monday to Friday.

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone