Modern Apprentice (Janitor) (Temporary)

North Ayrshire Council

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Role Profile


As part of North Ayrshire Council’s Modern Apprentice Recruitment Process if, following interview, you are chosen as a Preferred Candidate, you must complete a 2 week pre-employment Course with one of our Employability Partners, before being issued with a Conditional Offer of Employment.

For further information on what the course will entail and the training allowance click here. Details of when this will take place will be emailed to you by the Employability & Skills Team after interview.


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

Under supervision, and with support and guidance, the Modern Apprentice will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:-

Assist with unsetting alarm and opening 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. Report and record fabric defects and direct contractors to work site, liaising with other services. Carry out minor repairs. Requisition and maintain inventory of janitorial supplies. Porterage of equipment, mail and materials within premises & grounds, setting up and down desks and furniture to suit teaching purposes. 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. Assist to ensure the school is secured at the end of the working day unless still fully operational.






Education and Qualifications



Application Form Interview



Customer Care Application Form References Interview

Specialist Knowledge


Understanding of security issues. Understanding of Health & Safety issues. Application Form Interview Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities


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. Required to join the PVG Scheme.


Application Form Interview Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Staff Values & Behaviours

Our values of Focus, Passion and Inspiration are core in everything we do and how we do it. They are the foundation that our work is built on, and they are used to measure how well we do each day. On their own, they are just words; to become meaningful they need to be backed up by actions. That's why we aim for them to be at the heart of everything we do. When they are, we can - and will - deliver the best services for the communities of North Ayrshire.




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.

PVG (Children)

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence 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. The cost of the PVG will be met by North Ayrshire Council. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit For further details on North Ayrshire Council’s policy please visit


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.

When shortleeting job applicants seeking a Modern Apprenticeship with the Council, subject to meeting the essential criteria, priority in the 1st instance will be given to those who are currently unemployed followed by applicants who are already in work & who are seeking to develop their career.

Applications must be made online at

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