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Job Title : Gardener - Handyperson

State Government of WA - Burekup, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Independent Public School - Southwest Education Region

River Valley Primary School

Gardener - Handyperson


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

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS680770

This is a permanent part-time (0.38FTE) position commencing during Term 2, 2021

River Valley Primary School (PS) is seeking an organised, self-motivated and reliable Gardener - Handyperson to join their small, friendly team and to contribute towards a collaborative school culture.

River Valley PS is a small rural independent public school, located in picturesque surroundings within the township of Burekup. River Valley PS has clay based soils and is reticulated by both mains and bore water.

Effective communication and interpersonal skills are required to provide school grounds and maintenance advice and support to the Manager Corporate Services, and to establish and maintain good working relationships with all staff.

The successful applicant will know how to provide a suitable growing environment for both soft and hard landscaping, including turf management.

It is expected that you will have the capacity to work unsupervised, with the ability to identify and recognise work that is required to be completed, without specific direction. All tasks and duties will be performed using safe work practices.

The successful applicant will ideally have experience maintaining gardening tools and horticultural equipment to a safe and serviceable condition and be able to carry out minor repairs and maintenance.

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 River Valley PS please visit Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information:

Please contact Marilee Hall, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9586 0850 or emailing [email protected]

Application Instructions

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

Your application should include:

  1. 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
  1. A cover letter of no more than two (2) pages which includes addressing selection criteria two and four (2 and 4) by providing an example that shows your ability, knowledge and application in relation to each criteria.
  • Experience in maintaining grounds and gardens, including turf management.
  • Knowledge of gardening methods and procedures, including the safe use and storage of gardening equipment, materials and chemicals.
  1. 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
  • Email your completed application form and documents to [email protected] 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; and
  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.


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
  • 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, 25 May 2021.


ATTACHMENTS: - applicant resource - applying for a 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
- jdf - gardener handyperson - schools - l2 - jan 2020.pdf

You can view and print these PDF attachments by downloading Adobe Reader.

WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time

FTE: 0.38


CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-25 4:30 PM

Burekup, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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