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Facilities Assistant - Boarding House Cleaner (Part Time)

Job Reference schooltalent/TP/5794/676

Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Part Time - Term Time plus some school holiday cover
£13,088 per annum, which is a pro-rata figure based on £21,840 which is the full time equivalent.
Operational/Professional Services
Region / Division:
St George's School, Edinburgh
Job Role:
Operational/Professional Services

Package Description

Competitive remuneration and benefits package including:-

  • Reduced school fees and wraparound care at St George’s School
  • Pension Contribution
  • Staff lunches
  • Access to school buses on school bus routes for all staff (small charge payable)  
  • Professional learning and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Opportunity to benefit from the use of the many school facilities; libraries; sports facilities etc
  • Death in service benefits all staff
  • Opportunity to join our community and contribute to social, music, drama and other events and activities.

The Role

Facilities Assistant - Boarding House Cleaner - Permanent | 25 hours per week

Term time only + 4 additional weeks during non term-time.

• 8.45am-13.45pm, Monday to Friday.
• This position allows for flexible working, with an hour each side for start/finish times.
• Flexibility for very occasional weekend working is required

Closing Date - No Closing Date. Applications will be considered as they come.
Please Note - We reserve the right to close this vacancy upon receipt of applications. 
Interviews may be held as and when we receive suitable applications.


Job Purpose:

To undertake cleaning duties predominantly in the Boarding House, but may extend to any of the school’s premises.


Accountable to:

Facilities Coordinator

Main Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

Responsibilities for Cleaning Duties include but are not limited to the following:
• To follow cleaning instructions given by the Facilities Co-ordinator and/or the Resident Housemistress.
• To follow all training programmes as instructed.
• To be responsible for maintaining high standards of cleaning in allocated areas of responsibility at all times, including bedrooms, toilets, showers, and other general common and public areas. This includes mopping, hoovering and in-depth cleaning.
• To contribute to creating a homely environment for residents of the Boarding House.
• To work safely, reading all information regarding chemicals and to ask for guidance when unsure.
• To ensure cleaners’ cupboards are kept tidy, and all cleaning equipment and materials are put away safely before leaving area of work.
• To ensure that any faults (i.e. power sockets/lighting) or potential hazards are reported in the correct way.
• To ensure uniform and security passes are worn at all times whilst on duty. 
• To ensure uniform is kept clean and maintain high standards of personal hygeine.
• To request and sign out keys, if required, ensuring they are returned safely at the end of each shift. 
• To report anyone or anything suspicious on school premises.
• To attend Facilities staff meetings as required.
• Outwith term-time, to assist in deep cleans in allocated areas of the school premises.

About the school/organisation

St George’s School is a highly regarded girls’ day and boarding school set in tranquil parkland in a popular residential area of Edinburgh.

Established in 1888 by the pioneers of women’s education, the school is one of Scotland’s largest girls’ schools and the only all-through independent, private school in Edinburgh for girls from 3 to 18 years. Boys are welcome in the nursery and to the end of P3 by 2024.

Our 'YES SHE CAN' approach, embodied in the abundance of strong female role-models and the range of opportunities on offer helps inspire every girl to find the path that is right for her. Our academic curriculum is a unique mix of GCSEs at 16 followed by Highers and Advanced Highers in the Sixth Form.

Rated 'Excellent' by Education Scotland in the most recent school inspection, St George's consistently achieves outstanding results in both Scottish and English exam qualifications.

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