General Maintenance and Gardening

Job posted: 12/05/2022
Applications close: 25/05/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 11/07/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Facilities Management

Reference: 1278505

Reference: 1278505

Occupation: Facilities Management

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated ability and trade experience in proactively undertaking a range of maintenance and garden duties in one or more work areas within a school environment.

SC2    Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of Occupational Health and Safety guidelines and practices relevant to the position.

SC3    Demonstrated proficiency in the use of garden and maintenance equipment as relevant to the position.

SC4    Proven ability to use highly developed organisational skills to investigate, prioritise, take appropriate action and address garden and/or maintenance issues as they may arise. 

SC5    Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively with members of the school community, including students.



Maintenance tasks

Maintenance jobs include, but are not limited to, basic joinery, carpentry, plumbing, repairing furniture, doors, locks, curtains, lights, plant, equipment and other tasks which may arise.

Move furniture and other pieces of equipment, of varying weights, between classrooms and/or storage locations.

Cyclical preventative maintenance jobs as scheduled, including gutter cleaning, windows & painting.

Undertake other duties as directed by the Principal/Assistant Principal or Business Manager


Gardening/Groundskeeping tasks

Maintain garden beds, including vegetable gardens. 

Prune shrubs and small tress as needed.

Remove broken trees, branches and shrubs as needed.

Maintain all pathways and entrances.

Remove debris from around buildings using the garden blower.

Clear external drains as needed.

 Undertake other duties as directed by the Principal/Assistant Principal or Business Manager


Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Kingston Heath Primary School located in Cheltenham (20km from Melbourne CBD) opened its doors in 1976.  Our current enrolment is 243 students. We are at the start of a growth cycle, with the capacity and intention to grow to 350 students over the next 5-10 years.                              

We are an accredited IB PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme) School and in 2019 received numerous commendations during our IBO Evaluation Visit.  By the end of our students’ primary school education, our aim is for every child to embody the IBO Mission, making the world a better place through their curiosity and action-orientation, skills, passions, and knowledge. The IB PYP framework guides our learning approaches, our community focus, and our strategic priorities. 

Our KHPS School Strategic Plan 2020-2024 focuses on strengthening our positive climate for learning, our instructional practices, and our vision and values in line with the IB PYP and DET FISO.  A coherent whole school implementation of Kagan Cooperative Learning and Win-Win Discipline and the leadership of evidence-based mathematics learning are significant elements within our plan. 

Specialist programs include Physical Education, Italian, and The Arts (one semester each of Music and Visual Arts).  Teachers and students operate lunch time Clubs programs.  Camps are organised, beginning in year 2 with a school sleepover.  We are involved in two targeted DET initiatives: a School Improvement Partnership to inspire highly effective teaching of mathematics; and DUET, a program to enhance the music program at KHPS. Students in Years 3 to 6 purchase Chromebooks for 1-to-1 learning opportunities within the classroom and our foundation students start their school life with I-pads. 

Our facilities are situated on 5 acres of land; these include three open plan Learning Centres, Library, Art Room, Music Room, two Mod 5 buildings, and a Performing Arts Centre that houses a professional kitchen.  We employ a part-time grounds person to maintain the school grounds and our substantial vegetable garden.

TheirCare operates before and after school care and a holiday program.  School Council is highly committed to the outcomes of the whole school.  In the next twelve months, School Council seeks to undertake a review of the uniform policy and uniform, and are pursuing facilities upgrades, sponsorship, etc. to maximise opportunities for our students.

Our greatest asset at KHPS is our people.  We are introducing evidence-based approaches to staff professional learning.  We seek to empower all voices - students, staff, community – in their learning and toward the betterment of our school.  We embrace a growth mindset, understanding that talking about our mistakes makes us stronger.  We expect all members of our community will work in partnership with one another to define and reach common goals, and to celebrate our collective achievements.

General Maintenance and Gardening

Job type:

Part time / From 11/07/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Karen Roberts | 9584 5805

General Maintenance and Gardening