Salary: £18,360

Permanent, Full-time, 38 Hrs


Here at Serco we are looking for an experienced Cleaner to join us at HMP Kilmarnock. Reporting into the Assistant Director – Head of Enterprise Functions, you will be required to clean all areas that are assigned to the cleaning schedule and maintain cleaning stock within designated areas. You will also comply with health & safety cleaning procedures and carry out any other duties as directed by your Line Manager.


As part of your role you will operate equipment and machine tools safely and according to their training i.e. vacuums, buffers & wet vac machines whilst also maintaining a record of these within the department. Other duties will include ensuring various schedules are kept up to date, whilst also reporting any discrepancies as and when required. From time to time, you may be required to undertake other duties that may be delegated to you but will fall within your ability, experience, and training. 


What you will need to do the role:


To carry out this role successfully, you must have good communication skills. A key part of this role is to be able to work through tight timescales and use your own initiative, so you need to be confident in prioritising your workload in a logical and methodical manner. You will also have:


  • British Institute of Cleaning Services (BICS) desirable but not essential as training will be provided.

  • Basic Health & Safety qualification

  • Previous experience essential


This role is a fantastic opportunity for someone who enjoys working in a team and taking pride in what they do as we are a tight unit within this function.


Why Serco:


Meaningful and vital work – The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters – delivering essential services that touch people’s lives


A world of opportunity – Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You’ll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.


Great people – We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You’ll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment. 


What we offer:


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme

  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • A safe and supportive culture

  • The chance to make a positive difference to the prison and court systems

  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion

  • Serco Benefits package


About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 



Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly a Disability Confident level 3 employer and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 


At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the ‘Ban the Box’ pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team

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