Fitzwilliam is a small village on the edge of West Yorkshire, England, in the City of Wakefield district. The village falls within the Hemsworth ward of Wakefield City Council. It was built as a pit village. It has a railway station on the Wakefield Line, providing it with connections to Leeds, Wakefield, Doncaster and Sheffield. The railway station closed in 1967, reopened in 1982 and the line was electrified in 1989. The village provided housing for miners at the colliery originally named "Fitzwilliam Main”. The name was taken from the family name of the colliery's proprietor. In 1905, a bitter industrial dispute led to all the miners being expelled from their homes, which were owned by the Fitzwilliam family; this became known as the "Kinsley eviction". The mine later changed its name to Hemsworth Colliery which closed in 1969. Kinsley Drift Mine was opened on the site of the old Hemsworth Colliery in 1977. In the long-running Miners' Strike of 1984 to 1985, which most Nottinghamshire miners refused to join, a riot took place in Fitzwilliam on 9 July 1984, and nine people ("The Fitzwilliam Nine") were convicted of public order offences as a result. Kinsley and nearby Nostell Pit were closed in 1986 and 1987 respectively. South Kirkby Colliery closed in 1988.
£9.50 - £17.50 per hour
Meridian Business Support are looking for Cleaners/Domestic Assistants to start immediately for a varies roles and shifts based in Wakefield. Both full time and part time roles are available. Cleaners are required work in all aspects of a hospital and cleaning which will include: Operating floor cleaning machinery Mopping Cleaning fixtures and fittings High dusting, window/glass cleaning Cleaning of toilets, offices and corridors The successful candidate will need previous experience of working in a cleaning position for 6 months or above A Disclosure & Barring Service Check is required for this role, which Meridian can assist with during the application stage Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary contract Part-time hours: 20-40 per week Salary: £9.50-£17.50 per hour Benefits: Company pension Employee discount Schedule: Monday to Friday some weekends