Gardener, Handyperson

$1,016 - $1,033 weekly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Wattle Grove WA 6107, Australia
  • 21 Jul, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Wattle Grove Primary School
Gardener - Handyperson
00008460
Level 2, $1,015.60 - $1,033.40 (pro-rata) per week (GS (Misc.) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS691286

This is a permanent part-time (0.6FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2021

Wattle Grove Primary School (PS) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Gardener – Handyperson to join their friendly team.

As Gardener - Handyperson you will have a passion for the outdoors and an ability work with team members to create and maintain a safe, enjoyable outdoor environment for staff, students and the community.

The successful applicant will be responsible for maintaining the presentation of the school grounds and gardens in an attractive, clean and tidy condition, and provide a suitable growing environment for both soft and hard landscaping, including turf management. You will also have the ability to perform minor repairs and maintenance as required, as well as other Gardener – Handyperson duties in accordance with the Department’s policies and guidelines.

Situated in the foothills of the Darling Ranges, 14 kilometres east of Perth, Wattle Grove PS has a rich history spanning over 100 years. Our children have the unique opportunity to connect with the past whilst embracing a contemporary, modern and innovative learning environment, with state of the art facilities.

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.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):

  • 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.

Applications will be assessed against these work related (selection criteria) of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

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.

Further information about Wattle Grove Primary School can be found by visiting www.wattlegroveps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information:

Please contact Janet Mailey, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9237 6600 or emailing Janet.Mailey@education.wa.edu.au

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A two (2) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2)work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (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, 3 August 2021

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

ATTACHMENTS: -

applicant resource - applying for cleaner gardener or domestic position mar2020.pdf
applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
published jdf - generic - gard~rson - schools - l2 - jan 2020.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.6
LOCATION: Wattle Grove
CLOSING DATE: 2021-08-03 4:30 PM