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  British Association for Cleaning in Higher Education 





To encourage the training and development of staff to recognise standards. 

To promote Best Practice in the activities of its members.

To enhance the profile of FE and HE cleaning and associated support services through professionalism.

To influence the decisions of the Funding Councils, UK Universities and other key stakeholders to benefit the activities of its members and their customers.

To facilitate the networking of all its members.

To disseminate information of value to members.

To represent the FE and HE cleaning community wherever necessary.

To provide advice to members.

BACHE is represented on the National Cleaning Forum and a number of other professional bodies and Higher

Education Groups.

BACHE's Strategic Objectives 2015-2020:

  • To engage with and encourage via both the existing membership and through the Association of University Directors of Estates those universities, who are not members of the Association to join thus increasing the membership to include all universities within the United Kingdom
  • To engage and foster links with Further Education Colleges (via the Association of Colleges), thus promoting the Association within the further education sector with the aim of expanding membership to Further Education Colleges.
  • To foster engagement with similar Associations overseas representing cleaning and associated services in the education sector thereby leading to the sharing of best practices and knowledge transfer across international boundaries.
  • To engage with the British Cleaning Council thereby ensuring that the voice of the UK educational sector is represented nationally in regards to both its contribution to the prosperity of the cleaning industry as well as having input into the review and development of relevant legislative and good practice guidance applicable to the cleaning sector.
  • To engage with and support the promotion of amongst the membership, organisations such as the British Institute of Cleaning Sciences, City and Guilds and Asset Skills Training with specific regards to training opportunities and to work with both organisations to help shape training needs applicable to the membership in the sphere of cleaning and associated services.
  • To provide via redevelopment of the web-site, an interactive resource for the membership whereby this is the go-to-site for:
    1. Information on shared communications between members;
    2. Is the link to relevant statutory and good practice guidance;
    3. Training opportunities and courses;
    4. Links to nationally negotiated supply contracts for the supply of consumables, cleaning services and other associated services
    • To deliver a varied and engaging annual conference, that: 
    1. Is responsive to the member’s needs;
    2. Showcases and shares best practices in the delivery of cleaning and associated services;
    3. Provides a learning experience and opportunity for members to learn from each other via delivery of keynote sessions and interactive workshops;
    4. Provides networking opportunities both amongst members as well as with selected companies providing cleaning and associated services;
    5. Highlights successes and challenges in the delivery of cleaning and associated services across the education sector;      

    Why Join?

    • Network with members both regionally and nationally.

    • Attend the BACHE annual national conference at preferential rates.

    • Join the BACHE e-mail discussions to seek advise from members.

    • Participate in regional events and workshops.

    • Access training events designed to meet an enhance operative and supervisory skills.

    • Contribute to consultations about training needs, key performance indicators and development of, and sharing of good practice guidance.

    • Obtain access to good practice guidance and reports produced for members. 

    Membership of BACHE

    Membership may be granted, at the discretion of the Executive Committee, to Higher and Further Educational institutions funded by any of the Higher Education Funding Councils (England, Scotland and Wales) plus DELNI and HEA funded institutions in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland respectively.  Other institutions financed through UK funding councils can join as Associate Members at the discretion of the Executive Board as can bodies with a purpose or remit primarily devoted to Higher and Further Education. Cleaning Service providers who are members of the CSSA may join as Associate Members at the discretion of the Executive Board.

    BACHE, Whitehouse, Wymeswold Road, Wysall, NG125QU Email: [email protected]

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