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Vacancies for: Cleaning Operative & Casual Outdoor Activities Instructors

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Cleaning Operative (Fixed Term Temporary)

REF:                      CMPA/04/17

LOCATION:            Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park
LIVING WAGE:       £8.33 per hour * see below
GRA £6.55/hr plus living wage supplement
17hrs per week / 26 weeks contract

Based at our Castle Semple Visitor Centre, a Cleaning Operative is required to work at our Visitor sites at Barnbrock, Castle Semple and Muirshiel.  These are busy centres with many visitors; therefore, a professional and approachable manner in dealing with the public is essential along with the ability to work unsupervised.

The successful applicant will work both indoors and in an outdoor environment and be available to work a shift pattern which will include evenings, weekends and public holidays.

The duties of the post include keeping sites and centres clean and tidy. (Vacuuming, mopping, dusting & toilet cleaning will be required.)  Basic surveillance activities of Park sites.

It is desirable that you have previous work experience of cleaning/ cleansing; the ability to communicate with a wide range of people; the ability to use your own initiative and an interest in the countryside/ conservation.

A vocational SQA level qualification (or equivalent) is also desirable.

*People employed within Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park are employees of Renfrewshire Council.  The council supports the Scottish Government’s ‘Living Wage’ initiative, which provides that all employees should earn at least £8.33 per hour.  Therefore, successful applicants will receive the ‘Living Wage’ – the Hourly Rate for the post + a Living Wage Pay Supplement, in order to bring their earnings to £8.33 per hour.

A full current driving licence is essential.

For an Application Pack please contact Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, Castle Semple Centre, Lochlip Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4EA
Telephone 01505 842 882  or  email
Closing date: Monday 10 April 2017


Casual Outdoor Activity Instructors GRE  £9.96/hr (Casual/sessional)
REF  :  CMPA/01/17

Suitable applicants will be added to our pool of casual workers.

Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park’s Castle Semple Centre in Lochwinnoch, on the shores of Castle Semple Loch is the busy gateway site to the Regional Park.  The Centre provides a range of outdoor activities courses and taster sessions i.e. sailing, canoeing, cycling, archery and orienteering.

Outdoor instructors, with qualifications in sailing; kayaking; canoeing; archery; trail cycling; summer mountain leadership or orienteering are required at our Castle Semple Centre.  You will join a team of qualified staff providing instruction to our visitors, good communication skills and an HSE recognised First Aid qualification are essential. Weekend and evening work will be required.

This position is covered by The Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (“the PVG Act”) and has been designated as carrying out regulated work with a child or protected adult under the terms of the Act.  Consequently individuals who are named on the Disqualified from Working with Children/Adults Lists will commit an offence if they apply for this post and may face prosecution.

Accordingly, during the recruitment process, if successful, you will be required to become a PVG Scheme Member.  If you would like further information in relation to the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, please visit

Driving Licence Essential

For an application pack please contact Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park,

Castle Semple Centre, Lochlip Road, Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, PA12 4EA

Renfrewshire Council application form packs can be submitted to the email above, posted or handed in to Castle Semple Visitor Centre.

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