Cleaning Operative - Harlaw House - EDN28077

The City Of Edinburgh Council

Cleaning Operative - Harlaw House - EDN28077

£23388

The City Of Edinburgh Council, Balerno, City of Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 28 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 76a018bfdb1c4485b1998670217deac0

Full Job Description

  • The cleaning of all surfaces, internal glass, floors, furniture, fixtures and fittings within a group of buildings.

  • The cleaning of all sanitary areas, toilets and showers and the replenishment of washroom consumables.

  • Emergency and re-active cleaning as required, e.g. removal of graffiti, body fluid spillages, accidental spillages.

  • The care and cleanliness of all equipment used in carrying out the above duties.

  • Other tasks as may reasonably be required that relate to the role, including supporting cleaning tasks across other buildings where required.

  • The post holder will be required to deliver to the cleaning specification requirements and to cooperate with performance measurement so that the overall agreed standards are met.


  • Facilities Management has overall responsibility for keyholding to enable opening and closing of buildings that we service. As part of the duties of a Cleaning Operative and in this particular role, you will be required to be a key holder to fulfil these tasks. This typically would include operation of security alarm systems when opening a building, closing accessible windows and doors, switching off lights and ensuring that premises are left safe and secure when closing.


  • This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. An unconditional offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

    As part of our goal to improve our organisational culture and create a great place to work together for the people of Edinburgh, we want to make sure that we're bringing the best people into our roles, not just in their skills and experience but also in their approach to work.

    To help achieve this, we're changing the way we interview and assess candidates by moving from a competency-based interview approach to a behavioural and technical (skills for the job) based approach. This new way of interviewing will allow us to assess how you think and how you would bring Our Behaviours of Respect, Integrity and Flexibility into your ways of working.

    We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation., Disability Confident
    About Disability Confident
    A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to Disability Confident.

    Salary: £23,087 - £23,388 (pro-rata for part time)
    Hours: 5 per week, 52 weeks

    Monday-Friday 9.00am-10.00am

    As a cleaner with the City of Edinburgh Council, you'll be a key member of our Facilities Management team. You'll deliver a vital cleaning service across our estate to ensure our properties are safe and clean places to work or learn in. Enjoy secure and flexible employment with above-market rates and excellent conditions, whilst being able to balance family, caring or studying commitments.

  • Trusted employer

  • Security offered by permanent positions

  • Flexible hours to suit (morning, evening or daytime) from 10 to 36 hours

  • Sessional hours (school term only) available on some posts

  • Paid annual leave (where applicable)

  • Excellent pension scheme

  • Opportunities to progress to supervisory level

  • Employee benefits and colleague discount scheme

  • Community connection - looking after your community's essential buildings used by your family, friends and neighbours.


  • As part of our team, you will be valued and respected with a key focus on training and development., Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.