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£23.947 11 month fixed term
Job Type
Full Time

Working as part of Facilities team for west Northamptonshire Council, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Porter/Cleaner. Based in the Historic Guildhall and Other Civic Buildings.

Duties- General cleaning, including public areas, toilets, Meeting rooms and also external areas, courtyard and steps

Set up for events and Meetings- moving furniture, setting up AV equipment, preparing refreshments (Tea & Coffee)

Undertake confidential waste, rubbish and Recycling collections in the office spaces.

Knowledge- COSHH, Manual Handling and H&S

Customer Service Skills 

The Successful Candidate will undertake Specific Training on Duties and Procedures Relevant to all areas of the Council, Fire Marshal Duties, Manual Handling and COSHH

The Skills Essential for this Role are previous Portering and Cleaning experience in a Similar    Role and an Ability to Work Flexibly, Early Mornings and some Evenings. The Post Holder will be required to work One Saturday in 5 on a Rota Basis.

Our benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days annual leave per year, 29 days for senior managers (pro rata, depending on how many hours per week you work), plus bank holidays. An additional 5 days, linked to continuous service, and ability to purchase up to 6 weeks additional leave per year.
  • Cycle to Work scheme. 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Car Lease scheme
  • Payment of professional subscription / membership - If your job description requires that you are registered with or are a member of a professional body, WNC will pay for your professional subscription or membership fees.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • A variety of flexible working options to support your work/life balance, including full or part time, term time, 9-day fortnight, etc. (subject to business needs).
  • Our West Ways of Working – We want our workforce to thrive, and we equip our employees with the right technology to support hybrid and collaborative working, on or off site, depending on the role.
  • Making a difference - If you want to use your skills and experience with an organisation that are genuinely invested in making a difference, are committed to improving people's lives, and whose success has a direct impact on the wellbeing of your family, friends and people in your local area, then West Northamptonshire Council is the place for you.

What will you be doing?

General Cleaning - including public areas, toilets , Meeting rooms and also external areas, courtyard and Steps.

Set up for events and meetings, Moving of furniture , setting up AV equipment Preparing refreshments ( Tea & Coffee )

Undertake confidential waste, Rubbish and recycling collections in the office spaces.

About you

Our ideal person will have strong customer service skills and solid understanding of COSHH, manual handling, and health & safety regulations. With previous experience in portering and cleaning roles, you will be adept at maintaining high standards of cleanliness and presentation.

Your flexibility will be valued as you're willing to work early mornings, evenings, and occasional Saturdays, ensuring the smooth operation of facilities and events.

About us

At West Northants Council, it’s about our people. People who thrive with ambition, bubble with new ideas, demand better ways of working, caring about every detail, and who never shy away from a challenge. Our culture is a gateway for new experiences. A place to forge new opportunities. To empower you in your career and unite you with like-minded people.

Our vision is ‘to make West Northants a great place to live, work, visit and thrive’. We truly stand by this and work hard every day to make this a reality. Our corporate values, THRIVE, stand for: Trust, High Performance, Respect, Innovate and Empower, they underpin everything we do and how we deliver services. 

Hear more from our Chief Executive, Anna Earnshaw, about what it's like to work at West Northants Council  

We are committed to ensuring diversity, equality, equity, and inclusion is woven into the fabric of WNC and everything we do, to enable all colleagues to develop and maximize their full potential.  We are a disability confident employer, a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, and a Care Leaver Covenant partner

The following film was created by our DEI staff network group - watch WNC colleagues explain what DEI means to us.

If you need additional support or reasonable adjustments during the application process, including needing the job description in another format or language, please email for support.

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This role expires 23/05/2024.
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