Cleaner job vacancy at University of the Free State. Salary: R103 437.86 per annum

Job Summary

The University of the Free State has a vacancy for: Cleaner.

Closing date: 20 February 2024

  • Job Title: Cleaner (post level 18) (Job ID: 5634)
  • Organizational Unit: University of the Free State -> Student Affairs -> Housing and Residence Affairs
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Occupational Level: Unskilled

Assumption of duties: 1 March 2024.

Location: Bloemfontein Campus – Bloemfontein, FS ZA

Salary: The annual remuneration package, including benefits is R103 437.86 per annum, depending on the budget available for the position, relevant work experience and qualifications.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Clean residences and other accommodation categories of the Department: Housing and Residence Affairs.
  • Clean according to the All-Care Colour Coding System.
  • Responsible for issued equipment as provided by the University.
  • Clean restrooms as provided by the University.
  • Clean during conferences; this includes making up beds and taking off the linen after conferences.
  • Work overtime when required, especially during conference times.

Inherent requirements

  • Grade 10 on NQF level 2.


  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a colour code cleaning system.
  • A colour coding cleaning system certificate.

Required competencies

  • Results oriented. 
  • The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations.
  • Strategic thinking. 
  • The ability to focus on details, work towards perfection, and approach work in a neat and organised.
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  • Business Acumen: 
  • The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
  • Experience in cleaning with a colour coding cleaning system.
  • Leading. 
  • The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude and encourage people to work together.
  • Building coalitions 
  • The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.

How to Apply

KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website:


Hard copy applications may be submitted at the University of the Free State, George du Toit Building, Human Resources Department 2nd floor, Reception.

Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application.

  • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter.  
  • Copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications).
  • A copy of your identity document (ID or passport in the case of foreign nationals).
  • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable).
  • A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).
  • Confirmation of employment from current employer / last employer if unemployed (only applicable to external applicants).
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Enquiries: For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 7659 or Email or Additionally, kindly contact 051 401 9848/ 9813/ 9810/ 9814/ 2979 for assistance.

The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position.

Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.

Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.


  • Katlego Malope

    Katlego is a final-year student at the University of Johannesburg. Apart from bouncing molecules against each other in the Chemistry lab, she loves curating job opportunites for fellow youth. Katlego is also quite a singer!

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