Janitor (Relief)

Vacancy posted: Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Salary: 8.69 - 8.69
Location: Ayrshire North

Closing date: 31 March 2017
Job ref. no.: NAY01598

Role Profile



Ensure that the school building is made ready for pupils and staff, that the building and grounds are maintained in a safe & tidy condition and that the school is made secure at the end of the school day.


Corporate Responsibilities

To undertake individual role in line with the Council's Strategic Priorities and in compliance with the Council's corporate policies and procedures. To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.

Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

Unset alarm and open the school ensuring all areas are safe for users of the building, clearing broken glass and requesting special cleaning as required Operate and test fire & burglar alarms, CCTV & security lighting as well as carrying out and recording fire drills under the direction of the Head Teacher, also ensuring fire equipment is maintained. Monitor use of school to prevent damage, unauthorised entry/use to grounds and car park, liaising with emergency services in the event of break-in or fire. Maintain safe access for pedestrians and keep grounds free of litter. Operate / maintain heating plant and complete energy usage records. Report and record fabric defects and direct contractors to work site, liaising with maintenance officer. Carry out minor repairs. Porterage of equipment, mail and materials within premises & grounds, setting up and down desks and furniture to suit teaching purposes. Requisition and maintain inventory of janitorial supplies Monitor the cleaning service outcome ensuring that all areas are left dirt and dust-free, raising temporary variation orders for cleaning where required and ensuring the standard of cleanliness is maintained in toilet areas outwith cleaning hours. Complete and record documentation on building, completing simple sketches where required. Provide adult presence at break times as directed by the Head Teacher, advising on behaviour/safety of pupils and to be present when pupils access/alight school buses. Ensure the school is secured at the end of the working day unless still fully operational.





Education and Qualifications

Application Form Interview


Previous Janitorial experience Previous work experience with children Customer care Application Form References Interview

Specialist Knowledge

Understanding of security issues Understanding of Health & Safety issues Experience of swimming pool operations and plant Application Form Interview Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities

Ability to work unsupervised and on own initiative Manual handling awareness Ability to interface with community groups and members of the public Ability to perform general maintenance Application Form References Interview


Undertake any training required of this post Flexible approach

Application Form Interview Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Staff Values & Behaviours

North Ayrshire Council uses behavioural based approach throughout the recruitment process. Our staff values of Focus, Passion & Inspiration will be explored for this vacancy.

Further information on how to complete behaviour based application form questions is available on the Council's website.




We put our customers first

We understand the bigger picture

Provide excellent customer services Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers. Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these. Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council.


We take pride in the jobs we do

We are ambitious for our community

Take ownership of our own actions and performance. Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved. Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities. Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential.


We all look for better ways to deliver our services

We achieve the best results together

Find new ways to deliver improvements, efficiencies and value for money. Embrace change with enthusiasm and creative ideas. Work together and creatively produce the best outcomes for our customers and communities. Plan all activities with the end goal in mind.

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