Assistant Gardener, Handyperson

$987 - $1,007 weekly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Geraldton WA, Australia
  • 24 Aug, 2021
Full time - Permanent Other

Job Description

Independent Public School - Mid West Education Region
Champion Bay Senior High School
Assistant Gardener - Handyperson
Pool Ref IPS/SS700427
Level 1, $987.00 - $1,006.60 (pro-rata) per week (GS (Misc.) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS700427
Appointment Pool

Champion Bay Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to establish a pool for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year and up to the end of Term 3, 2022.

Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 3, 2022.

Suitable applicants will ideally have a passion for the outdoors and enjoy maintaining the grounds, gardens and facilities for the benefit of our staff, students and school community.

The Assistant Gardener - Handyperson will provide gardening, grounds and facility management support to ensure a safe and clean school environment. They 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.

Suitable applicants will perform minor repairs and maintenance as requested, as well as other Assistant Gardener - Handyperson duties in accordance with the Department’s policies and guidelines.

Champion Bay SHS is an Independent Public School that caters for students in Years 7 to 12. We provide a supportive and caring environment that emphasises the importance of respectful relationships and commitment to academic success across all programs in our school.

Staff and students work together to demonstrate our agreed values of 'Respect, Aspire and Resilience'. Previously, our position as a middle school enabled us to develop a unique pastoral care model that centred on relationships and the development of a deep knowledge about our students.

Our current team structure continues this work into the senior school.

Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).

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 Champion Bay Senior High School please visit or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Kylie Parkinson, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Geraldton, by telephoning (08) 9965 8300 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 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 selection criteria 3 and 4 by providing an example that shows your ability, knowledge and application in relation to each criteria.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to operate and maintain equipment and apply safe working practices.
  • Ability to assist in maintaining both soft and hard landscaped areas.
  • Ability in the practical application and safe use of hand tools.

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.

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;
  • 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 induction program within three months of commencement;
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy;
  • 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, 8 September 2021.




JDF - Assistant Gardener Handyperson - Level 1.pdf
applicant resource - applying for cleaner, gardener or domestic position mar2020.pdf
applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.1-1.0
LOCATION: Geraldton
CLOSING DATE: 2021-09-08 4:30 PM


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

28 Sep, 2021