Gardener, Handyperson

$1,016 - $1,033 weekly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Ravensthorpe WA 6346, Australia
  • 10 Sep, 2021

Job Description

Goldfields Education Region
Ravensthorpe District High School
Gardener - Handyperson
Level 2, $1,015.60 - $1,033.40 (pro-rata) per week (GS (Misc.) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS703384

This is a permanent part-time (0.8FTE) position commencing Term 4, 2021

Do you have a green thumb?

Ravensthorpe District High School (DHS) is seeking an enthusiastic and proactive individual to fill the position of Gardener – Handyperson.

The successful applicant will work to provide gardening, grounds and facility management to ensure a safe and clean school environment. You will maintain and present 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.

In this role, you will perform minor repairs and maintenance as requested, as well as other Gardener - Handyperson duties in accordance with the Department’s policies and guidelines.

The successful applicant will ideally possess good interpersonal skills, along with the ability to work unsupervised but also as part of a team. You will also ideally have an excellent working knowledge of gardening machinery and reticulation.

The successful applicant should have a passion for gardening and understand the needs of an active school community. We are looking for a team player to work collaboratively with all staff as part of a whole school community, and someone who shows care towards our environment and takes pride in our school.

Ravensthorpe DHS was established in 1901 and has strong partnerships with the local community. We offer students from Kindergarten to Year 10 all that you would expect in a larger metropolitan school, yet has that unique, friendly atmosphere typical of a small rural community.

At Ravensthorpe DHS, we are proud of our three core values of care, ambition and respect. We provide a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of our team, valuing an open and high level of communication and also professionalism amongst all staff and students.

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 Ravensthorpe District High School please visit Schools Online.

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact David Vooght-Simpson, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Ravensthorpe, by telephoning (08) 9852 3000 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact David Vooght-Simpson on 0455 779 904.

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 address the selection criteria by providing an example that shows your ability, knowledge and application in relation to each 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.

A completed application form. The application form can be found in the attachments at the bottom of this advertisement. Please only complete the application form if you are not submitting your application online.

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; or

If you do not have access to a computer, or require help using one, you can 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 contact the school to arrange a suitable time. Support staff are not available to assist with the content for your application; or

Email your completed application form and documents to before the closing date and time; or
Hand-deliver your completed application form and documents to the school reception 102 Morgans Street, Ravensthorpe before the closing date and time.

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:

  • 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.

The Department applies a ten (10) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 3:30pm (WST) on Friday, 1 October 2021.



JDF - Gardener - Handyperson - Level 2.pdf
applicant resource - applying for cleaner, gardener or domestic position.pdf
applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
application for employment - l2 gardener handyperson aug20.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.8
LOCATION: Ravensthorpe
CLOSING DATE: 2021-10-01 3:30 PM