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School Cleaner

Job Reference schooltalent/TP/10290/877

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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Part Time -Term Time
Contract Details:
39 weeks term time plus 5 weeks holiday
£4,928 per annum, reflecting an hourly rate of £11.20
Working Hours:
10 hours per week (4pm - 6pm Monday - Friday)
Closing Date:
Region / Division:
The Compass School
Job Role:
Operational/Professional Services

The Role

We are seeking an experienced cleaner who will play a crucial role in maintaining the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness within our school. As part of our commitment to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all, your contributions will positively impact both our pupils and staff.

The post holder is responsible to the Bursar, through the Cleaning Supervisor, for general cleaning duties within The Compass School. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all areas for which they are responsible are cleaned in readiness for the next day.

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Carrying out general cleaning and waste disposal duties as required, in line with extant School policies.
  • Ensuring that all areas for which they have responsibility are cleaned to the high standards expected and in line with our infection control measures.
  • Once their area of responsibility is complete, liaise with the Cleaning Supervisor for other tasks.
  • Ensuring that all areas of responsibility are hygienic and visibly clean.

 Managing Resources 

  • Ensure there is sufficient stock of cleaning equipment and supplies within their area of responsibility.
  • Report any issues they identify relating to equipment such as damage or excessive wear and tear.

 Health and Safety  

  • To ensure adherence to procedures related to Health and Safety with regard to cleaning tasks.
  • To ensure equipment is always used in a safe manner.
  • To ensure that necessary repairs to equipment are reported immediately and repairs arranged, unsafe equipment is to be taken out of use pending repair.

General Responsibilities 

  • To work co-operatively and positively with all members of the cleaning staff.
  • To promote the ethos of the School.
  • To possibly assist in our Kitchen in the event of a staff member being temporarily absent.

This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post. It will be reviewed at least once a year and it may be subject to modification or amendment at any time after consultation with the holder of the post.

Terms and Conditions

The person appointed will be party to a Contract of Employment between him/herself and the Governors of The Compass School.

Pay is paid monthly in arrears.

Hours of work are:

                                         Monday         16:00 – 18:00

                                         Tuesday        16:00 – 18:00

                                         Wednesday   16:00 – 18:00

                                         Thursday      16:00 – 18:00

                                         Friday           16:00 – 18:00

Additional hours may be available from time to time both during term time and during holidays to support Holiday clubs and other activities that take place on the premises. 

The appointment is subject to a PVG check with Disclosure Scotland.

Up to 5 years of work references may be requested.

The Compass School is a non-smoking campus.

The deadline for applications is 25 March 2024.

It is expected that interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

About the School

The Compass School is an independent primary school in East Lothian for girls and boys from pre-school (nursery) to Primary Seven. Children attending the School enjoy its friendly and caring environment in which they can feel secure and happy and in which they are encouraged to succeed, developing confidence, skills and ability. Its small class sizes allow each child to enjoy a very high level of individual attention. Over the years, it has built up an excellent reputation for providing high quality education and for the excellent results it achieves with its children. In 2022, The Compass achieved Gold status as a UN Rights Respecting School. In recent years, the School has been awarded ‘Champion School’ status by iTeach and became one of Scotland’s first Digital Schools in recognition of its work in digital learning within the curriculum.

The School is located in a beautiful situation in Haddington, which is situated less than fifteen minutes along the A1 from the outskirts of Edinburgh.