Caretaker X8

Posted 5 days ago by Midlothian Council Featured
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Opening of the building, checking heating and the building for any possible problems which may impact on the ability for building users to operate and to notify the Duty Co-ordinator should any faults occur.

Ensuring that fire and intruder alarm systems are in working order and carry out weekly test.

Clear snow from pathways to building entrances as agreed locally.

Responding to fire alarm activation whilst building is open by following the building management fire procedures

Check and arrange that rooms are set up for any internal/external lets/bookings

that the building is secure at the end of the day. Check windows, doors, perimeter fences to ensure the condition and security.

Provide a visible presence in relation to building security when members of the public are present or as requested by the building management

Carry out agreed local procedure for access and egress for both pedestrians and vehicles

Close and make the building secure at end of access hours

To assist in setting up and the preparation of rooms/halls for meetings

To undertake any other relevant tasks associated with the Service Level Agreement in the Facility Service provision to the Council

All Jobholders are required to be numerate, effective communicators and be experienced in dealing with the public.

Previous caretaking/building security experience is desirable

CLOSING DATE Sunday 19 August 2018

INTERVIEW DATE: Tuesday 28 August 2018

Job Advert

Position Title: Caretaker x8

Position Number: TBC

Directorate: Resources

Location: Various locations within Midlothian

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 17 hours 30 minutes

Working Pattern: 07.30am to 09.30am/14.30pm to 16.00pm Mon/Fri

Weeks per year: 40

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 17 hours 30 minutes over 40 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £7,792.06 per annum.


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.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you.For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please callto speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Reference: 35838653

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