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Shire Hall Caretaker/cleaner

Winton Shire Council - Winton, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Position Number: GF10248
Department: Corporate and Regulatory Services
Location: 75 Vindex Street
Classification Level: Queensland Local Government Industry

(Stream B) Award-2017 Division 2
Section 5 Level 2 and Winton Shire
Council Enterprise Bargaining Certified
Agreement 2019 as varied

Terms of Employment: Permanent - Full Time
Supporting Documents: Employee Code of Conduct

Workplace Health & Safety

Staff Induction Booklet
WSC Drug and Alcohol Policy


Winton Shire Councils Mission Statement is:
‘To lead and work in partnership with the community to improve our lifestyle whilst
preserving our heritage.

Winton Shire Councils Vision is:
“Winton Legendary Safe Scenic”

Winton Shire Council Corporate Values
The ethical concept associated with responsibility, enforcement, blameworthiness,
transparent process, liability and other terms associated with being answerable for the
trust that is bestowed by those whom we serve.

The idea of carrying out a program or process that is entirely adequate to accomplish the
purpose that has been identified as a goal or aspiration.

The concept that in the process of pursuing or effecting any program, procedures or task
where all wastage is minimised.

Is the capacity to maintain a certain process or state indefinitely? When applied in an
economic context, a business is sustainable if it has accepted its practices for the use of
renewable resources and is accountable for the environmental impact of its activities.

Meaningful Community Engagement
Encompasses the principle of seeking the views and opinions of the Community. This is
to be through an effective committee system and public consultation process as part of
Council’s decision-making methodology.

Good Governance
This describes the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are
implemented (or not implemented), hereby, public institutions conduct public affairs,
manage public resources and guarantee the realisation of human rights. Good
governance accomplishes this in a manner essentially free of abuse and corruption and
with due regard for the rule of law.

Ethical and Legal Behaviour
Ethical behaviour is characterised by honesty, fairness, and equity in all interpersonal
relationships. Ethical behaviour respects the dignity, diversity and rights of individuals and
groups of people. When coupled with legal behaviours there is an expectation that there
will be a penalty for conduct that breaches any law statute or regulation.

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Supervision of: Not Applicable
Internal Liaisons: Chief Executive Officer and all Departments

of Council when applicable
External Liaisons: Winton Shire Community at large, Suppliers

and Contractors.
This position is responsible for providing effective and efficient cleaning services to the
Councils Corporate Office Complex at Vindex Street including the Shire Hall, Courtyard,
Supper Room and Storage Shed. The positions will also “caretake” the Shire Hall,
Courtyard, Supper Room and Storage Shed and monitor the movement and conditions of
the equipment as it is hired and returned. The role will also assist with the set up and
catering of Council organised activities and events.

All Local Government employees are required to comply with relevant Acts and
regulations, Council’s policies and procedures as amended from time to time.

All Council documents and information are treated with complete confidentiality.
Information gained during employment with Local Government must not be used to gain
advantage, or to cause detriment to the Local Government.
All employees are encouraged to embrace the concept of Continuous Quality
Improvement (CQI) within the workplace. This will encourage creativity and innovation

and identify and implement improved ways of doing things through this structured process.

All employees have a duty under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011 Section 28.

While at work all Winton Shire Council workers must:
Take reasonable care for his or her own health and safety; and
Take reasonable care that his or her acts or omissions do not adversely affect the

health and safety of other persons; and
Comply, so far as the worker is reasonably able, with any reasonable instruction

that is given by the person conducting the business or undertaking to allow the
person to comply with this Act; and

Co-operate with any reasonable policy or procedure of the person conducting the
business or undertaking relating to health or safety at the workplace that has been
notified to workers


Clear Australian Federal Police Check
Positive Working with Children Blue Card
Hold and maintain a “C” Class Manual drivers licence with the ability to drive in

rural and remote locations

Internal training for specific areas relating to the position is required.
Ability to work early mornings or evenings and to be flexible when functions are

being held on the premises.
Physical capacity to undertake regular repetitive manual handing tasks, including

the ability to use a floor polishing machine.
The following key responsibilities may be modified from time to time to ensure the
expected outcomes are coordinated with Council’s operational and corporate plans. The

key responsibilities of the position are:
Cleaning and Servicing
o Clean and service the shire council offices and facilities complex on a

regular, planned, basis and to a high standard including the floors
o Ensure that the buildings remain tidy and that all furniture and equipment is

appropriately stored after use,
o Monitor stock of cleaning supplies and other consumables and when

necessary order additional supplies
Setting Up

o Assist with the setting out and subsequent removal and securing after use,
of chairs and tables and other equipment provided in the hall and supper
room including liaising with WORC Camp and IT officer where applicable.

Management of Systems

o Receive and respond effectively to booking enquires and other information
requests regarding the Hall and to keep the office promptly aware of all
enquiries received.


o Ensure that all maintenance issues are notified to the appropriate persons
for work to be carried out.

o Liaise with contractors who are undertaking repair work to ensure that work
is completed in line with policies and procedures.

Supervision of Premises
o To monitor the activities in the Complex to ensure that hirers comply with

Halls Conditions of Hire and other statutory requirements.
o Open and close the Hall at times appropriate to the booking schedule and

to secure the premises when the complex is not in use, and
o Retain custody of the keys to the buildings and where applicable ensure

that keys are signed out appropriately.
Undertake continuous improvement of all aspects of personal work performance
Contribute to the continuous improvement of Council’s policies and processes;
Maintain confidentiality of all Council operations;
Deliver agreed outcomes, on time and in accordance with best practice principles;
Attend relevant functions, meetings, workshops, seminars and training courses as

Assist with cleaning of other Council facilities including but not limited to the

Waltzing Matilda Centre, Neighbourhood Centre, Depot and Residential

Any other duties as directed by senior staff, relevant to the position and within the
capabilities of the officer.

SC1 Demonstrated experience in all aspects of general commercial cleaning including
the ability to work effectively and efficiently unsupervised.
SC2 Sound written and verbal communication skills as well as a proven ability to
maintain confidentiality.
SC3 Sound knowledge and understanding of general computing including the use of
emails and internet and experience with Microsoft office programs.
SC4 Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to safe working practices and
willingness to undertake training in safe use of cleaning products including complying with
Material Safety Data Sheets.
SC5 Excellent time management and effective organisational skills, with the ability to
think laterally, work under pressure and achieve work deadlines in an environment of
competing priorities.
The selected applicant may be required to undertake a pre-employment medical

assessment to prove that they are medically fit to carry out the duties and
responsibilities of the position.

The selected applicant will be required to undertake an Australian Federal Police

This position will be subject to a minimum probationary period of three (3) months. The
applicant’s employment will undergo a review at the end of the probationary period
and a recommendation will be made to the Chief Executive Officer regarding
permanent employment in the position.

The selected applicant will be required to provide Winton Shire Council with a recent
photograph of the person, at the time of the person’s induction, for the purpose of
creating a Winton Shire Council Employee Identity Card. Under [s 138A] of the
Queensland Local Government Act 2009 the employee has a legal obligation to hand

any such identity card/s back to the employer within twenty one days of termination of
employment, unless the employee has a reasonable excuse.

This is a description of the job as it is at present constituted. It is the practice of Winton
Shire Council, periodically to examine employees’ job descriptions and to update them
to ensure that they relate to the job as then being performed, or to incorporate
whatever changes are being proposed. This procedure is jointly conducted by each
Director in consultation with those reporting directly to him or her. You will, therefore,
be expected to participate fully in such discussions. It is Winton Shire Council’s aim to
reach agreement to reasonable changes where identified.

Whilst employment is in the position described in this document it is understood that
employment is with Winton Shire Council. In the event of organisational change or
restructure, Council may require employees to undertake other roles for which they are
qualified and capable of performing.

Candidates should lodge their applications in accordance with the directions outlined in “How to Apply for the
Position” below.

Shortlisting and Interviews
The Shortlisting of all applicants will be undertaken by the Selection Panel shortly after the closing date. Late
applications may be accepted at the discretion of the Selection panel. Interviews may be conducted face to
face, or via video-conferencing or tele-conferencing, depending on the location of candidates and the
technology available at the time.

How To Apply

We invite you to lodge a formal application including:
a CV; and
a cover letter of up to two pages detailing how your skills, qualifications, and experience enable you to

meet the requirement of the position.

Please forward your application (Cover Letter and CV) to: jobs@winton.qld.gov.au

Application will remain open until the position is filled.

For further information in relation to this position please contact the Winton Shire Council CEO, on 07 4657 2666 in
relation to the recruitment process.