Cleaner In Charge

$1,050 - $1,065 weekly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Bunbury WA, Australia
  • 08 Sep, 2021
Part time - Permanent Other

Job Description

Independent Public School - Southwest Education Region
Bunbury Primary School
Cleaner In Charge
Level 3, $1,050.10 - $1,064.70 (pro-rata) per week (GS (Misc.) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS701501

This is a permanent part-time (0.75FTE) position commencing Term 4, 2021

Are you a dedicated, motivated, healthy and enthusiastic person with experience and a strong focus in cleaning standards and practice?

Bunbury Primary School (PS) is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Cleaner in Charge to join their team.

About the Role:

The successful applicant will ideally have the ability to:

  • Inspire and lead a team of cleaning staff to ensure the school environment is maintained in accordance with Department of Education policies and procedures.
  • Have a sound knowledge of cleaning equipment and safe cleaning procedures, methods and practices.
  • Work alongside and supervise staff, as well as manage staff performance in consultation with the Manager Corporate Services.
  • Provide on the job induction training for new cleaning staff, open and lock the school - including setting the security alarm system and maintain the cleaners’ timebook, report absences and arrange relief staff.

Our School:

  • Bunbury PS is an Independent Public School. We are committed to achieving excellence for all of our students.
  • Bunbury PS is dedicated to maintaining positive learning environments. Our vision is to work together to enhance our whole school community ensuring that every child at our school reaches their potential.
  • Our school has a rich history of high performance and achievement in academics, social behaviour, pastoral care, visual arts, performing arts, sporting events and environmental and social sustainability.
  • As an Independent Public School, we work together with our school board to develop our three year Business Plan with set strategic goals and performance targets to work towards.

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 Bunbury Primary School please visit or Schools Online

For further job-related information:

You are encouraged to contact Kylie Young, Manager Corporate Services for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Bunbury, by telephoning (08) 9796 3050 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
  • A cover letter of no more than two (2) pages. Please also address the selection criteria by providing an example that shows your ability, knowledge and application in relation to each criteria.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to induct, coordinate and supervise the work of cleaning staff.
  • Experience in school or commercial cleaning.
  • Experience in the safe storage of cleaning equipment, materials and chemicals.
  • Ability to recognise and interpret Material Safety Data Sheets, equipment operating instructions, safety instructions and training guidelines.

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.
  • Email your completed application form and documents to 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.

Eligibility and training requirements

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
  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
  • Complete the Department’s online training in manual tasks and hazardous substances within three months of commencement
  • Complete Fundamentals of Cleaning training as soon as practicable
  • Complete any other 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.
  • 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 Tuesday, 21 September 2021



applicant resource - applying for cleaner, gardener or domestic position mar2020.pdf
applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
application for employment - cleaner aug20.pdf
published jdf - generic - cleaner in charge - schools - l3 - jan 2020 (1).pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.75
CLOSING DATE: 2021-09-21 4:30 PM


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School Type


Job Closing Date

21 Sep, 2021