Senior Cleaner

Vacancy posted: Friday, 13 January 2017

Salary: 17,864 - 18,709
Location: Penicuik

Closing date: 22 January 2017
Job ref. no.: MID01543

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Facility Services within the Resources Directorate of Midlothian Council operate a building cleaning service within Council premises, Primary and Secondary Schools across Midlothian.

We have a permanent part-time vacancy for a senior cleaner based within Strathesk Primary School in Penicuik.

You will be expected to provide support in the Facility Services provision in a school environment by ensuring that the cleaning standards are maintained to a high standard, building security opening and closing of building.

You will also order cleaning materials, report machine repairs and work as part of a team to ensure the premises are cleaned.

You should have a sound knowledge of the building cleaning industry and have attained the B.I.C.S stage 1 proficiency certificate. You should ensure that all tasks and duties undertaken comply with all Health and Safety legislation, Council Policies, COSHH legislation, Operational Procedures and the implementation of the Service Specification.

Previous experience in a supervisory role is preferred but not essential. Basic reading is a requirement of the job to enable the Jobholder to read the instructions regarding the handling of chemicals.

Must have completed The British Institute of Cleaning Services, Cleaning Operators Proficiency Certificate, Stage 1.

Vacancy Information

Position Title: Senior Cleaner

Position Number: CL01P38

Directorate: Resources

Location: Strathesk Primary School

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 21 hours per week

Working Pattern: Monday - Friday - 07.00 - 08.00
Monday - Thursday 15.30 - 18.30
Friday 14.30 - 18.302.30-6.30

Weeks per year: 39

Closing Date: Sunday 22 January 2017

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 21 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £8,947.35 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you.

For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

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About Midlothian Council

Less than 10 miles south of Edinburgh city centre and with a population of around 80,000 people, Midlothian is a county of contrasts - steeped in history with its diverse historical buildings and picturesque mining villages, yet attracting new developments, both residential and commercial.

As you would expect from the largest employer in Midlothian, employing c 4000 employees, we have an excellent range of career paths. Working for Midlothian Council offers you the opportunity to play a part in making a real difference to the people who live and work in Midlothian, contributing to the development of the local community whilst working in a dynamic and flexible environment.

We are a forward looking organisation, committed to improving the services we deliver, while putting the customer at the centre of what we do. The Council serves a population of 79,710 over a geographical area of 35, 527 hectares.

As an employer we recognise that our most valuable assets are our people and we strive to be an employer of choice by providing a range of benefits to recruit the best people and retain them.

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