Cleaning Supervisor - Singapore

Localisation Singapore, Singapore
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Posted on 01-31-2024

German European School Singapore

GESS is an international not-for-profit school that believes in developing confident, forward-looking students by celebrating our values respect, openness and diversity.

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Currently, more than 1800 students are learning at GESS supported by more than 400 full time and part time academic and administrative staff members. In August 2018 GESS moved to Dairy Farm Road to a modern new school campus located at the edge of Singapore’s largest nature reserve.

Cleaning Supervisor

Coordinate closely with Facility Administrator on daily operations, includes but not limited to:

·       School support requirements

·       Team roster and work schedule in line with school requirements

·       Cleaning schedule and implementation

·       Operational requirements such as supplies and equipment


General Duties

·       Supervise cleaning team leaders and team members and ensure they are equipped with the knowledge of the campus                     

·       Leads the cleaning team and involves in the implementation of the processes and procedures

·       Coordinate the cleaning team shift plan. Give appropriate instructions. Delegate tasks according to capability of staff and monitor results/outcome and give feedback.

·       Escalate issues concerning changes in the cleaning team’s operations, procedures, or actions that may cause business interruption.

·       Able to use communication skills to avoid/resolve conflicts, shows empathy and   diplomacy, communicates proactively. Monitor and review the morale level of the cleaning team.

·       Develop SOPs for Cleaning Operations and coordinate the implementation.

·       Assess and monitor the performance of the cleaning team.

·       Report and investigate any cleaning related or unusual incidents promptly and seek advice from the Facility Manager.

·       Assist in the evaluation and assessment of the performance of service providers

·       Check and ensure all cleaning equipment are always in functional and good condition. Report to the Facilities Administrator if any equipment needs to be serviced or repaired.



·       Recommend courses/trainings which are applicable to the cleaning team to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the operations

·       Addresses issues in constructive way, leading through information and objectives

·       Motivates and recognize subordinates, drives and communicates department strategy

·       Foster innovation for overall improvement


Health and Safety

·       Maintain safe and clean working environment

·       Conduct routine safety inspections

·       Perform daily checks and inspections on campus ensuring all cleaning expectations are met

·       Ensure service providers engaged comply with the safety regulations, e.g. landscaping and pest control

·       Arrange and give sufficient health and safety related trainings and guidance to the cleaning team

·       Liaise with authorities as and when necessary, e.g. NEA


Administrative Duties

·       Stock-take and inventory management of supplies and equipment, wirings, accessories, supplies to avoid any shortages

·       Ensure proper documentation and records are maintained including but not limited to service/breakdown log, occurrence and incident reports and staff training records and instruction logs.



·       Perform other tasks and projects assigned by the Facility Manager



·       Prior experience in administration role

·       Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

·       Service oriented attitude

·       Good team player

·       Initiative and proactive

Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships across the GESS community.


Our School

The German European School Singapore (GESS) is a multi-lingual, not-for-profit, German international school in Singapore with a distinct European flavour. As an accredited ‘Excellent German School Abroad’, the German Section of GESS offers all major German school leaving certificates.


Our European Section offers tuition in English for students from grade 1 - 12 across all three IB programmes (the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma Programme) as an authorised IB World School.


Children aged 2 years onwards can enroll in our Preschool where children are following the PYP programme in German-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual groups. In addition to an outstanding academic education, GESS strives to teach students community values such as respect, openness and diversity.


To Apply

We offer an exciting working environment in an international and cooperative team. Your application should include a letter of application and your complete resume. Please indicate your reasons for applying for the position. 


Our Selection Process

At GESS we adhere to fair employment practices that consist of hiring practices that are fair, merit-based and non-discriminatory.


We are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and child protection as we promote the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.


All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures including satisfactory reference and background checks and the offer of employment will be subject to the completion of these. In addition, the visa entry requirements for Singapore are subject to certain requirements being met. This includes but is not limited to, mandatory diphtheria and measles vaccination requirements for children attending school in Singapore will need to be in place prior to arriving in Singapore in order for the criteria for a child Dependent Pass to be met and the visa granted. Further information on this will be shared at interview stage if applicable.


Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Safeguarding Commitment

GESS is committed to our responsibilities for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people. We actively recruit candidates who share our commitment to safeguarding and, therefore, apply robust and comprehensive recruitment and selection procedures. We expect all appointed staff to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant GESS Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. If the job holder identifies any instance that a child may be harmed or are at risk of harm (physically or emotionally) in any environment, they must report any concerns to the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead or a member of the Safeguarding Team.


CPE registration number: S72SS0010G Registration period: 22 June, 2023 – 21 June, 2029