Gardener, Handyperson

$1,016 - $1,033 weekly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Mindarie WA, Australia
  • 20 Jul, 2021
Part time - Permanent Other

Job Description

Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Mindarie Primary School
Gardener - Handyperson
Level 2, $1,015.60 - $1,033.40 (pro-rata) per week (GS (Misc.) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS688682

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

Mindarie Primary School (PS) is seeking a dedicated, self-motivated and reliable individual to join their team in the role of Gardener - Handyperson for our diverse school grounds.

As the Gardener - Handyperson, you will be responsible for presenting our school grounds in a clean, attractive and tidy condition.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the maintenance of our school grounds and complete minor repairs and maintenance jobs in accordance with the Department’s policies and guidelines. We are seeking an individual who is hardworking, enthusiastic, energetic, has a passion for gardening, is able to follow instructions and work collaboratively and independently when needed. Ideally, the successful applicant has good communication and interpersonal skills and works well with others.

Mindarie PS is a dynamic learning community catering for students from Kindergarten through to Year Six. The school opened as a school in houses in 1997 and moved to its current, purpose built premises in 1999. The suburb of Mindarie is a seaside suburb located approximately 35 km north of the Central Business District of Perth in the Shire of Wanneroo. In 2012 Mindarie PS became an Independent Public School; empowering the school and our community, giving us greater autonomy in which to shape our ethos, priorities and direction.

Further strengthening our collaborative approach and ensuring we work hand-in-hand with our school community to set our own strategic direction. As such we have greater decision-making abilities and manage our own budgets.

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 Mindarie Primary School please visit or Schools Online.

For further job related information:

Please contact Anne-Marie Rosa, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9407 1100 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;
  • In no more than one (1) page, address the selection criteria by providing an example that shows your ability, knowledge and application in relation to the criteria below:
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Eligibility and training requirements

Employees will be required to:

  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
  • 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; 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 Monday, 2 August 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

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.6
LOCATION: Mindarie
CLOSING DATE: 2021-08-02 4:30 PM


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

02 Aug, 2021