Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 30/03/2023 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 24/04/2023 - 20/12/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Economics

Reference: 1337206

Reference: 1337206

Occupation: Economics

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated ability to carry out repairs and maintenance to school facilities – both buildings and grounds.
  2. Demonstrated experience and skill in determining work priorities and their completion within expected timeframes, including flexibility to undertake emergency tasks when necessary.
  3. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, but also manage the work of other staff, contractors etc.
  4. Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety policies and demonstrated ability to implement these across a school environment.
  5. High level interpersonal and communication skills, an ability to problem solve, take initiative and contribute positively to the Milgate Primary School culture.


  • Days: 3 days per week. Days negotiable.
  • Hours:   7.15am-3.15pm each day
  • Tenure:  Fixed-term contract 24 April - 20 Dec 2023

Job Description:  Maintenance/Groundskeeper ES1-2

The Maintenance/Groundskeeper role encompasses the following tasks –

  • Oversee daily maintenance requests and prioritise works in order of urgency
  • Take a hands on approach in performing daily maintenance tasks whenever required which will include removal of graffiti, emergency maintenance, cleaning, deliveries, and general repairs
  • Visual and manual inspections of school grounds including flooring, electrics, plumbing, roofing, and general fixtures and fittings
  • Identify, report and advise on major furniture, fixture and equipment renewal needs across the school
  • Maintaining grounds and gardens including blowing, weeding, planting, spraying, and pruning
  • Cleaning up rubbish and debris from grounds
  • Modifications and repairs to the school property
  • Preparation and painting of ad hoc interior and exterior surfaces
  • Support of minor project development on grounds and in buildings
  • Moving furniture and equipment
  • Drive to collect materials or orders
  • Maintenance of work-sheds and storerooms
  • Set up/ pack down of events that are held onsite eg: School concerts, Information Nights, Graduation etc.
  • Other duties as negotiated with Assistant Principal or their delegate

An education support class position at this range commencing at the base will initially be limited to undertaking routine tasks that are carried out under close supervision and direction. Work that carries some degree of independence will generally involve a limited number of tasks performed on a regular basis where priorities are clear, procedures are well established, and direction is readily available. Subject to any specific qualification and/or training requirement, an education support class employee employed in this range may be progressively required to undertake coordination, specialised student/teacher support tasks, or technical tasks as experience in the role is gained.


  • Manage the use and maintenance of equipment within a work area.
  • Ensure security is maintained within a work area.
  • Manage procedures relating to the hiring of school buildings and equipment in accordance with school policy.
  • Manage procedures relating to the maintenance of specialist collections, e.g. library resource material and collections.
  • Evaluate and select equipment and materials and make recommendations to senior management.
  • Develop procedures relating to the use and maintenance of equipment and materials.
  • Coordinate the purchase of equipment and materials.

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 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.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@education.vic.gov.au

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

Location Profile

Milgate Primary School is a community united by a commitment to learning built upon the fundamental core values of honouring diversity, serving the welfare and well being of others. Enjoying a rich multicultural community, Milgate’s school wide teaching philosophy is founded upon a commitment to prepare our students with the attributes and competencies to become citizens of the world.  

A significant number of Milgate students work above their expected level of learning.  Challenge and Support programs are provided to ensure all students reach their full potential.  Curriculum design implementation and monitoring in keeping with community goals, is delivered by professional learning teams.

The school has high academic standards with the outstanding achievements of its students, matching the high aspirations of parents for their children. The school is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) school.

The school’s vision is to empower students to ensure they will succeed as responsible global citizens and independent self learners within today’s rapidly changing world.  Our aim is for students to be socially competent interdisciplinary learners who are also team players and risk takers. These goals will be achieved through presenting a challenging learning program that engages and excites students, delivered by a teaching team at the cutting edge of pedagogical practice.

At Milgate we aim to assist students to become Global Citizens. In strengthening students’ self-esteem, optimism and commitment to personal fulfilment; we aim to help students to develop the ability to make ethical judgements and to demonstrate social responsibility so they are able to respond constructively and positively to a range of contemporary social challenges.  

Milgate’s Learning community is underpinned by strong school community partnerships. The current enrolment is 827 students with several fee paying students. There are specialist programs in Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Mandarin and EAL. The school also offers an instrumental music program. There is a 1-1 iPad program for students in Years 3 - 6. To actively support the curriculum, enrichment programs are provided such as: swimming, house system, buddy program, extensive camping program, excursions, Junior School Council, leadership programs, perceptual motor program, interschool and state wide sporting events. The cohesive relationships within our school community celebrate the multi cultural diversity and demonstrate the values we, as a society, attest to.  Parents are actively involved in the provision of our classroom programs including specialist programs, coaching in sporting programs, School Council, attending camps and excursions, fundraising and working bees.  Student, staff and parent contributions are recognized, valued and essential to the success of our school.  

The Milgate Primary School Council performs an integral role in the core business of learning within the school.  Sub-committees report monthly to Council and are representative of the community.   

Milgate is dedicated to building strong community relationships, positive student achievements, supportive working environment and seeking out new knowledge to further support the thinking skills and creativity of its vibrant learning community.

The core attitudes / values we incorporate into the teaching program at Milgate are:

  • Appreciation, Commitment, Confidence, Cooperation, Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy, Enthusiasm, Independence, Integrity, Respect, Tolerance

Our students as  learners strive to be:

  • Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced, Reflective

Job type:

Part time / From 24/04/2023 - 20/12/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Kate Mancarella | 039/842-7744