US Embassy London


London | £26,539

Job Function: Hospitality & Catering
Industry Sector: Public Sector / Government


Open to: All Interested Candidates / All Sources

Open Period:
09/09/2019 - 31/01/2020

GBP £26,539

Work Schedule:

Duty Location(s):
3 in London, UK

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation

Appointment Type:

The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorisation and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Cleaning duties in the embassy compound, both indoor, such as the Chancery, and outdoor facilities as per the daily/weekly schedule. Cleaning Government Owned and Long Term Lease properties following maintenance work prior to occupancy. Pre-occupancy and end of lease cleaning in Short Term Lease properties. Reports to Maintenance Supervisor (Cleaning Services).

Qualifications and Evaluations:


EXPERIENCE: Prior experience in commercial/residential property cleaning.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of current cleaning methods and materials. Knowledge of safe handling of industry standard cleaning chemicals.

Education Requirements:

Completion of elementary school or host country equivalent is required.


LANGUAGE: Level III (GCSE level or equivalent) - Good working knowledge of written and spoken English is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: To be able to perform all aspects of the cleaning required, to the highest standard, in both internal office, exterior estate work and residential property cleaning. A current, full (manual) UK/EU/EEA driver's licence is required. Must have the ability to safely and confidently operate a van (class B) in and around central London. Must be able to confidently work from height (e.g., ladders and working platforms up to 45 feet and over water in a boat/floating vessel). Must be able to work as part of a team, follow instructions and possess the ability to work mostly unsupervised. This role may involve lifting up to 25 lbs (approx. 11.3kg). Having good customer care skills are essential.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in UK may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification. A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honourable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a non-sensitive clearance.

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Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in UK.