Cleaning Operatives

31 Dec
£9.25 - £9.63 per hour

Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools (ESMS) are recruiting for 3 part time cleaning positions to join our friendly and committed cleaning team on a permanent basis. The postholders will work across the Queensferry Road and Ravelston sites.

We have a cleaning team of 42 operatives a number of whom have worked at ESMS for over 15 years. Our teams are passionate, pioneering and strive for excellence in everything they do. We value the incredible contributions that our employees make to school life. We invest in the training and development of our employees and we support their ambitions so that the can flourish professionally and personally.

Our permanent part time positions are available immediately (subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks). The hours of work are:

  • Cleaning Operative 1 & 2: (2 positions available), Monday to Friday from 3.30pm to 7.30pm, a paid working week of 20 hours. Rate of pay is £9.25-£9.63 per hour.
  • Cleaning Operative 3: Monday to Friday from 3.30pm to 8.30pm, a paid working week of 30 hours. Rate of pay is £9.25-£9.63 per hour.

Package includes;

  • Full uniform and safety shoes will be provided
  • Full training programme
  • City centre location with great transport links to the school
  • Great employee discount package
  • Access to facilities (outwith School times and when available)

We also offer excellent holidays with 25 days annual leave and 10 days additional at Christmas.

ESMS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and Disclosure Scotland.

We welcome applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.

This is an open vacancy. Due to the immediate requirement for this role, interviews will be held as and when suitable applications are received and we would therefore encourage early applications.


Applicants must complete the Support Staff application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form to be considered for this position. Please note CVs and cover letters will not be accepted. Please submit both forms to before the closing date.

Any enquiries about this position should be directed to Vanessa Rossi, HR Assistant at

Stewart's Melville College is an independent day and boarding school for boys aged 11 to 18.

  • Scotland
  • Part-time
  • 31 December 2022
  • £9.25 - £9.63 per hour


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Stewart's Melville College

Queensferry Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3EZ

0131 311 1000

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