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Brae High School, Brae
£25,680.76 - £26,684.70 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

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Under the direction of the Head Teacher, the Janitor will be responsible for:

  • The security of the premises and its contents, including the operation of fire and security systems and keyholding responsibilities. This will involve patrolling all areas of the premises and playgrounds.
  • The lighting and heating within the premises, including maintenance and operation of heating plant where required, replacing light bulbs and tubes, etc.
  • Scheduling maintenance and alarm checks, taking into account school activities, at least a term in advance.
  • Porterage duties including storekeeping.
  • Handyperson duties including carrying out minor repairs to fabric and furnishings within in the buildings. This also includes grass cutting duties and some grounds maintenance.   In winter, the gritting and clearing of paths and steps to ensure general safety around the school grounds.

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

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Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is G
  • Salary  shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,397 per annum (pro rata) 
  • Temporary Full Time post for 37.0 Hours per Week , 39 weeks per year 6.04 weeks (pro rata) paid holiday to be taken during school holidays.
  • Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made
  • A relocation package does not apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland 
  • You must have the ability to travel throughout Shetland at short notice and where public transport is limited
  • We are happy to talk flexible working

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Brae High School and will support the North Mainland Schools and Tingwall Primary School.

For further details relating to this post, please contact:  Brenda Leask, Executive Manager - 01595 745118 or e-mail

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.

Information about Shetland

Shetland is an archipelago in the north of the British Isles where you'll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and dynamic, forward-looking society. The Islands have a thriving and diverse economy full of opportunities and offer residents the ideal work/life balance. Shetland combines stunning coastal landscapes and wide open spaces with friendly, bustling island communities. Factor in Shetland's impressive modern amenities, highly regarded schools and the Islands offer a work life balance rarely found elsewhere.

Find out more about:

Living and working in Shetland: here

The Shetland Islands Council: here


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