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Gardener - Handyperson

Government of Western Australia - Wellstead, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Department of Education

Southwest Education Region

Wellstead Primary School

Gardener - Handyperson

00008468

Level 2, $1,015.60 - $1,033.40 (pro-rata) per week (GS (Misc.) GA 2021)

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS672542

This is a permanent part-time (0.25FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2021

Wellstead Primary School (PS) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated Gardener – Handyperson to join their team.

This position will be 0.25 FTE which is equivalent to 10 hours per week.

As our schools Gardner-Handyperson you will show initiative by using your skills to benefit the school in maintaining and presenting the school grounds and gardens in a clean tidy condition, providing students and staff with a safe external learning environment.

The successful applicant will ideally have a passion for the outdoors and enjoy working to provide a suitable growing environment for our students and staff. You will be required to maintain tools and equipment in a serviceable condition and perform minor repairs and maintenance as well as perform tasks and duties using safe work practices, with minimal disruption to students and staff. You will provide advice and support to the Manager Corporate Services on school grounds maintenance and maintain accurate gardening records.

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 considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 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 Wellstead Primary School please visit .

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Monique Ford, MCS, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Wellstead, by telephoning (08) 9847 2030 or emailing

Application Instructions

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

Your application should include: * A detailed CV outlining your work history and experience in the context of the role. Your CV should include two (2) work related referees, and;

  • A cover letter of no more than one (1) page. Please address selection criteria by providing an example that shows your ability, knowledge and application in relation to each criteria below.
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in maintaining grounds and gardens, including turf management.
  • Experience in minor servicing of horticultural/gardening equipment and performing minor repairs and maintenance tasks.
  • Knowledge of gardening methods and procedures, including the safe use and storage of gardening equipment, materials and chemicals.
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 Thursday, 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 four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

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

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS

ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

Government of Western Australia

Wellstead, WA

Education, Childcare & Training




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