Gardener, Handyperson

$1,016 - $1,033 weekly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Gairdner WA 6337, Australia
  • 08 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - Southwest Education Region
Gairdner Primary School
Gardener - Handyperson
Level 2, $1,015.60 - $1,033.40 (pro-rata) per week (GS (Misc.) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS702021

This is a permanent part-time (0.3FTE) position commencing Term 4, 2021

Gairdner Primary School (PS) is seeking a dedicated and highly motivated individual to fill the position of Gardener – Handyperson.

As Gardener - Handyperson you will be responsible for maintaining and presenting the school grounds and gardens in an attractive, clean, safe and tidy condition, and providing a suitable growing environment for both soft and hard landscaping, including turf management.

The successful applicant will perform minor repairs and maintenance as requested, as well as other Gardener - Handyperson duties using safe work practices and in accordance with the Department’s policies and guidelines.

The successful applicant should ideally show initiative and be able to work in a changing environment and collaborate with staff to work towards a vision for improvement of our grounds and ongoing landscape projects.

Gairdner PS is a place where everybody feels valued and safe and where individual differences are respected, appreciated, understood and accepted.

We have an active School Board and P&C Association who support the school as they continually improve the resources and facilities.

No local housing is available.

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 Gairdner Primary School please visit Schools Online.

For further job-related information:

You are encouraged to contact Diana Cooke, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Gairdner, by telephoning (08) 9836 0400 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Diana Cooke on 0488 361 089.

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 who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current Line Manager; and
  • A cover letter of no more than one (1) page. Please provide one example from your past experience that best shows your knowledge, skills and abilities in gardening or handyperson work.
  • 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.


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; and
  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.

Applications must be submitted before 4:30pm (WST) on Friday, 8 October 2021.




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.3
LOCATION: Gairdner
CLOSING DATE: 2021-10-08 4:30 PM