Temporary General Assistant

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
£14,684 - £15,812 per year
02 Sep 2016
26 Sep 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have an excellent temporary opportunity for a General Assistant within Kilmarnock Community Fire Station, West SDA.


As a General Assistant you will be responsible for maintaining a clean, safe and hygienic environment by carrying out a broad range of cleaning and basic maintenance functions. You will work a 35 hours week, within a five day working week.


Your day-to-day duties will include general cleaning duties, minor repairs and maintenance, basic labouring tasks and carrying out errands and porterage duties. The manual aspects/ activities of the role can be physically demanding and therefore you should ensure that you, and external employees working inside the HQ building, comply with the Scottish Fire and Rescue’s Health and Safety at Work procedures, and ensure that safe systems of work are adhered to at all times.


It is essential that you have previous experience within a similar role and environment. You must be able to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team, and also follow instructions. You have a commitment to achieving and maintaining high standards, be reliable and trustworthy, and promote safe and effective working practices at all times.


An awareness of Health and Safety Regulations and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) as they relate to cleaning materials would be desirable, as would relevant qualifications and experience of dealing with customers.


This post is also subject to the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exemptions) Scotland Order 2003. Therefore the successful candidate's will be subject to a Standard Disclosure record check through Disclosure Scotland.


Full details of the role and our recruitment process can be found in the attached information pack.  If you have the relevant skills, experience and you are willing to travel/relocate, please complete your application. Please be advised that travel/relocation costs will not be provided.


The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all sectors of the community. In addition, we are committed to the Double Tick Initiative and will ensure that all applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role are invited for interview.


If you would like to apply in a different format or language, please telephone Stephanie Smith on 01698 402332 or email SFRS.Vacancies@firescotland.gov.uk.


Please note, a fully completed online application must be submitted as SFRS do not accept CVs in support of applications for employment.

See also:
SFRS00524 Recruitment Information Pack.pdf