$987 - $1,007 weekly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Shenton Park WA 6008, Australia
  • 03 Jun, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Shenton College
Pool Ref IPS/SS687213
Level 1, $987.00 - $1,006.60 (pro-rata) per week (GS (Misc.) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS687213
Appointment Pool

Shenton College is seeking to establish a pool of dedicated, hard-working Cleaners for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the remainder of 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 until the end of Term 1, 2022.

Under the Assistant Cleaner in Charge, suitable applicants will be conscientious workers, having knowledge of cleaning processes and cleaning equipment. You will have pride in your work and assist the team as they strive to keep the school environment clean and safe in accordance with Department procedures. Previous experience will be an advantage but not absolutely necessary.

Knowledge of cleaning chemicals and cleaning equipment including operating and safety instructions would be highly advantageous. The ability to interpret Material Safety Data Sheets would also be desirable. You ideally will have the ability to use cleaning equipment, including polishers, vacuum cleaners and pressure cleaners, etc. Suitable applicants should be able to communicate effectively, as well as be able to work as a member of a team.

Shenton College is one of Australia’s leading co-educational schools and consists of a Head of Middle School (Years 7 & 8), Head of Lower Senior School (Years 9 & 10) and Head of Senior School (Years 11 & 12). The College currently has approximately 2700 students and 300 staff. The College’s strength is in its commitment to develop the ‘whole child’ and to empower them to be independent and confident learners so that they can be purposeful contributors to an increasingly interdependent world.

The school’s success is built on solid foundations and on the skills of an outstanding staff. Shenton College has a proud culture of excellence. With a ‘can do’ capacity to problem solve, our staff pride themselves in delivering outstanding services to our students, parents and community

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 Shenton College please visit or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information:

Please contact Dianne Firkin, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9366 9100 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, one being your current Line Manager and;
  • A cover letter of no more than one (1) page. Please address selection criteria 1 and 2 by providing an example that shows your ability, knowledge and application in relation to each criteria.
  • Ability to read and apply Material Safety Data Sheets, equipment operating instructions, safety instructions and training guidelines.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to, use cleaning equipment including polishers, vacuum cleaners and pressure cleaners.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, follow instructions and work as a member of a team.

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 can then complete the online application form and attach your documents.

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.


Employees will be required to:

  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy


Employees will be required to:

  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
  • complete the Department’s online training in manual tasks and hazardous substances within three months of commencement
  • complete Fundamentals of Cleaning training as soon as practicable
  • complete any other training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
  • complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

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

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 29 June 2021.



applicant resource - applying for cleaner, gardener or domestic position mar2020.pdf
applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
jdf - cleaner - schools - l1 - jan 2020.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.1-1.0
LOCATION: Shenton Park
CLOSING DATE: 2021-06-29 4:30 PM