Gardener, Handyperson

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

Job Description

Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Clayton View Primary School
Gardener - Handyperson
Level 2, $1,015.60 - $1,033.40 (pro-rata) per week (GS (Misc.) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS691847

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

Clayton View Primary School (PS) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and hardworking Gardener - Handyperson to join our team.

As the Gardener - Handyperson you will ideally be required to work as part of a team. The successful applicant will be responsible for presenting our schools ground in a clean, attractive and tidy condition, making improvements to ensure a safe and clean school environment. In this role you will ideally possess strong capacity to complete minor repairs and maintenance jobs in accordance with the department’s policies and guidelines.

Clayton View (PS) is situated in the foothills and is surrounded by established trees and beautiful grounds. We are constantly striving to improve our grounds and we take enormous pride in our surroundings.

The successful applicant will be hardworking, enthusiastic, energetic and have a passion for gardening. You will also be able to follow instructions and work collaboratively and independently when needed. You will also possess good communication and interpersonal skills and work well with others.

Clayton View PS was established in 2004 as a result of the amalgamation of Bellevue Primary School and Koongamia Primary School. Our school provides a welcoming, community-orientated environment that embraces high expectations and excellence in combination with our pastoral care programs to promote health and wellbeing within our school environment.

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 Clayton View Primary School please visit or Schools Online.

For further job related information:

Please contact Narelle Macaulay, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9257 0800 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;
  • A cover letter of no more than two (2) pages. Please address selection criteria below 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.

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.


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 four (4) day breach period to this selection process

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 4 August 2021



WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.6
LOCATION: Koongamia
CLOSING DATE: 2021-08-04 4:30 PM


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

04 Aug, 2021