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Supervisor of Office Cleaners

Fingal County CouncilDublin€461.64 per weekFull-time
Qualifications & Particulars




1.           CHARACTER


Each candidate must be of good character.



2.           HEALTH


Candidates shall be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service. For the purpose of satisfying the requirement as to health it will be necessary for successful candidate, before they are employed, to undergo a medical examination by a qualified medical practitioner to be recommended by the Local Authority.





Candidates shall:


(a) Each candidate must have attained a standard of education not less than secondary school pass junior certificate or equivalent,

(b) Posses a full clean driving licence,

(c)  Have satisfactory relevant work experience


4.           WAGES


€461.64 per week


The hours of work are from 5.00pm – 11.00pm Monday to Friday.



5.           DUTIES


1.    Overseeing and supervising all cleaning and sanitation cleaning in the offices in Swords and Blanchardstown and other designated work locations as required. This will include ensuring that staff:


i)            Hoover all offices

ii)           Empty all bins

iii)          Polish and/or wipe surfaces

iv)          Dust chairs and chair legs

v)           Wipe and clean door surfaces, window ledges and glass

vi)          Polish lifts and mirrors in them

vii)        Wash stairs

viii)       Clean all sanitary ware in toilets

ix)          Put chemicals into toilets

x)           Polish mirrors and wash floors in toilets

xi)          Ensure adequate stock of cloths, polish and cleaning materials

xii)        Ensure cleaning is maintained to good working standard

xiii)       Assume personal responsibility for their own safety at work


2.    Plan, organize and allocate job tasks in conjunction with the supervisory staff and then supervise the delivery of same.

3.    Have the ability to plan and manage workloads

4.    Ensure that the cleaning works are undertaken and completed correctly, efficiently and in accordance with good practice and health and safety requirements.

5.    Regularly inspect the Council’s assets to ensure a satisfactory standard of cleaning and hygiene.

6.    Submit clear and concise reports from time to time.

7.    Have a knowledge of and understanding of health and safety legislation and procedures as applicable to the role and ensuring all cleaning tasks are carried out in accordance with health and safety requirements.

8.    Arrange for the supply and storage of materials necessary for cleaning tasks and keep appropriate records of same.

9.    Ensure timesheets are completed for cleaning staff and submit for approval.

10. Carry out such other duties as may be assigned.




The post is whole-time, permanent and pensionable. Persons who become pensionable employees of a Local Authority who are liable to pay the Class A rate of PRSI contribution will be required in respect of their superannuation to contribute to the Local Authority at the rate of 1.5% of their pensionable remuneration plus 3.5% of net pensionable remuneration (i.e. pensionable remuneration less twice the annual rate of social insurance old age contributory pension payable at the maximum rate to a person with no adult dependent or qualified children).


All persons who become pensionable employees of a Local Authority will be required in respect of the Local Government (Spouses and Children’s Contributory Pension) Scheme to contribute to the Local Authority at the rate of 1.5% of their pensionable remuneration in accordance with the terms of the Scheme.


7.           PROBATION


Where persons who are not already employees of a Local Authority are employed, the following provisions shall apply:


(a)         there shall be a period after such employment take effect during which such persons shall hold such employment on probation,


(b)         such period shall be one year, but the Chief Executive may at his or her discretion extend such period,


(c)         such persons shall cease to hold employment at the end of the period of probation unless during such period the Manager has certified that the service of such persons is satisfactory.



The retirement Age is 70.



A local authority may decide, by reason of the number of persons seeking admission to a competition, to carry out a shortlisting procedure. The number of persons to be invited, in these circumstances, to interview shall be determined by the local authority from time to time, having regard to the likely number of vacancies to be filled.


Selection will be by means of an interview conducted by or on behalf of the local authority. Candidates will be required to pay any expenses incurred by them in attending the interview.


Panels may be formed on the basis of such interviews. Candidates whose names are on a panel and who satisfy the local authority that they possess the qualification declared for the post and that they are otherwise suitable for employment may, within the life of the panel, be employed as appropriate vacancies arise.


The local authority shall require a person to whom employment is offered to take up such employment within a period of not more than 6 weeks and if he or she fails to take up the employment within such period or such longer period as the local authority in its absolute discretion may determine, the local authority shall not employ the person.

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