Permanent Cleaning Vacancies at Nelson Mandela University x14 posts Available 

Nelson Mandela University invites unemployed people who meet all the necessary criteria to apply for cleaning vacancies 


To provide cleaning services to the university community in relation to academic and support areas i.e. maintaining a clean and hygienic environment at the university.

To provide an excellent, professional cleaning service to the university students, staff, and visitors.


  • Cleaning of Mandela University Buildings / venues including corridors and public /outdoor spaces/areas.
  • General and deep cleaning of floors and surfaces (includes dusting (including high level or vertical dusting)), sweeping/vacuuming, mopping/washing, scrubbing, polishing as well as carpet cleaning.
  • General and deep cleaning of ablution facilities
  • General and deep cleaning of NMU buildings: offices, classrooms, residences, tv rooms, laundry areas, staff rooms, libraries, labs, conference rooms
  • General and Deep Cleaning of kitchens
  • General and Deep Cleaning of outdoor areas
  • Occupational health & safety Collection of keys/swipe cards, cleaning consumables, cleaning equipment and accountability thereof.


  • A sound knowledge of cleaning procedures/methods and use of cleaning materials and Equipment
  • A working knowledge of strip and seal procedures so as carpet cleaning
  • Good interpersonal skills with sound communication abilities.
  • Good planning and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work in teams and independently without being supervised.
  • Physically fit and able to perform duties required by the job description according to the minimum standards.
  • Customer focus
  • Flexibility
  • Literacy skills
  • Punctuality and time management
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability


  • A caring attitude and good sense of customer service
  • Ability to work using own initiative as well as being a good team player.
  • Possess the ability to work under pressure and in stressful situations.
  • Willing to work during the university vacation period, after hours and public holidays.


  • Self-motivated
  • Dedicated
  • Attention to detail.


  • Grade 8 – 12
  • A minimum of 0 – 12 months experience in a cleaning position within operations or similar environment with a proven record of teamwork

How to Apply

Click here to apply for the Nelson Mandela University cleaning vacancies