Janitor (Relief)

North Ayrshire Council
28 Jun 2016
03 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

Additional Information

PVG (Children)

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

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by North Ayrshire Council. Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant PVG check (£59 or £18), which will be deducted in instalments from your wages following commencement of employment. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk


For your information if this post requires references you will be notified of further details if you are successful in gaining an interview. Not providing relevant references when requested may delay the outcome of the interview process