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Job Title : Gardener - Handyperson


Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Appointment Pool

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS669371

Do you have a green thumb?

Fitzroy Valley District High School (DHS) is seeking to establish a pool of Gardener – Handyperson’s for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year and up to the end of Term 1, 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 1, 2022.

In this role you will be responsible for maintaining and presenting our school grounds in a clean and tidy condition. We are seeking community minded applicants with effective communication skills to maintain accurate gardening records and provide advice to the Business Manager on school grounds maintenance. To be successful as Gardener - Handyperson you will be confident in performing minor repairs and perform all duties using safe work practices. Knowledge of the safe storing of chemicals and the ability to use a computer will be high desirable.

At Fitzroy Valley DHS, we have a strong focus on developing the literacy and numeracy skills of our Kindergarten to Year 12 students. We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming children from a diversity of local Aboriginal communities in and around Fitzroy Crossing: Junjuwa, Kurnangki, Mindi Radi, Loanbung, Buruwa, Biridu, Darlngunaya, Jimbalakudung, Karnparrmi, and Gillarong. Secondary students travel to school each day from Muludja, Wangkatjungka, Ngalankadji, Mimbi, Ngumpan, Joy Springs, and Bayulu communities. Accommodation is not included in with this position and rental opportunities are very scarce in Fitzroy Crossing.

Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

For further information about Fitzroy Valley District High School please visit Schools Online

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Linda Jones, Manager Corporate Services for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Fitzroy, by telephoning (08) 9163 8600 or emailing linda.jones2@education.wa.edu.au   

Application Instructions

Our aim is to make it easy for you to apply!

Your application should include:

  1. A detailed CV outlining your work history and experience in the context of the role. Your CV should include two (2) work related referees, one being your current Line Manager and
  2. In no more than one (1) page, address the selection criteria by providing an example that shows your ability, knowledge and application in relation to the criteria below:

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready before applying for this job as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time,

To submit your application, select one of the following options:

  • Click on the “Apply for Job” button located at either the top or bottom of this screen. You can then complete the online application form and attach your documents.
  • If you do not have access to a computer, or require help using one, you can visit the school during office hours (Monday to Friday, between 8:30am and 3pm) to use a school computer, with technical support available from school-based staff. Please contact the school to arrange a suitable time. Support staff are not available to assist with the content for your application.

Please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

Applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

If you are having trouble submitting your online application, please contact the Recruitment System Support team on (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

Eligibility and training requirements

Employees will be required to:

  • Complete introductory School Gardener training within 3 months of commencement in metropolitan areas or as soon as practicable for regional areas
  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
  • Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy

The Department applies a ten (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 5 March 2021




Fitzroy, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training


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