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Job Title : Gardener - Handyperson


Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS669600

This is a permanent, part-time position (0.5FTE) commencing during Term 1, 2021.

Do you want to make a positive difference in your local community?

East Kalgoorlie Primary School (PS) has a fantastic opportunity for you to join a supportive team that promotes positive relationships between students, staff, parents and the local community.

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Gardener/Handyperson to join our team. As our schools Gardener/Handyperson you will have a passion for the outdoors and enjoy creating a fresh and inviting environment for our school.

In this role you will be responsible for maintaining and presenting our school grounds in a clean and tidy condition. In addition you will need to provide ideas for upgrades to the landscape with the needs of young children in mind. To be successful as Gardener/Handyperson you will be confident in performing minor repairs and perform all duties using safe work practices. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and can use initiative and work efficiently when unsupervised. Applicants with strong handyperson skills, to ensure our buildings and grounds are maintained at their current high standard, are strongly encouraged to apply. 

East Kalgoorlie PS is a family orientated school servicing the entire Kalgoorlie-Boulder area. The school values relationships with students, staff, parent/carers and the wider community. It actively fosters parent/carer and community involvement in the students’ education. The school focuses on wrap-around services for every student and is uniquely placed to offer a highly supportive, nurturing environment.

East Kalgoorlie PS has been identified as a school demonstrating exemplary performance in the areas of relationships and the learning environment. We are known for our innovative approach to learning for our diverse group of young learners, which impacts positively on our students’ outcomes.

At our school we value the following

  • Thinking outside the box
  • Facing challenges together
  • Discovering new things
  • Appreciating differences in others

Our school vision – We will make them butterfly wings.

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

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be appointed to other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

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 East Kalgoorlie Primary School please visit www.eastkalgoorlieps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online

For further job related information:

Please contact Lisa Mitchell, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9068 2400 or emailing Lisa.Mitchell2@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.

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:

  • Click on the “Apply for Job” button located at either the top or bottom of this screen. You will be asked to complete a series of questions which will become your online application. It is recommended you allow enough time to complete this process. Further instructions are available on the attached ‘How to Apply’ document.
  • 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 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 four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 23 February, 2021



Kalgoorlie, WA

Education, Childcare & Training


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