Groundskeeper/ Maintenance Job at Schools (Government) – in Broadford VIC

Job Description

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Broadford

Job type: Full time / From 08/11/2021 – 04/11/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Facilities Management

Reference: 1245533

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating a maintenance and grounds function

SC2 Demonstrated capacity to develope procedures and guidelines relating to the work area.

SC3 Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4 Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

SC5 Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management in respect to the work area.

SC6 Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.


[Attendance requirement for this position]

Attendance may also be required through the holiday period when needed.

Broadford Secondary College requires a multi-skilled individual who can attend to a range of maintenance and gardening tasks across our school. The maintenance and improvement of our infrastructure is a priority and we require a dedicated, hard working individual to join our team. Skills/qualifications in one or more trades is highly desirable, but not essential.

Performs and/or supervises tasks that are carried out in accordance with guidelines, accepted practice and school policy. Supervision and coordination would be limited to ensuring routine tasks are performed to required standards.

Specialised support to achieve specific outcomes is a feature of range 2. Typically, this will involve accountability for a single function, (e.g. ensuring data is properly maintained) or the operation of a work area (e.g. managing the day to day operation of a school office) under the direction of the principal or another senior manager.

Performs technical tasks that require a sound knowledge of basic technical and/or scientific principles that are used to develop and adapt work methods and make judgements where there are clear guidelines and limited options.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee’s position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.


Perform various landscape and seasonal garden duties including gardening, blowing leaves, planting and weeding.

Maintenance of school buildings and equipment, including gutter and roof cleaning, repairing and maintaining school building fixtures and fittings

Support minor project development on grounds and in buildings.

Liaise and negotiate with service providers/contractors

Move furniture and equipment.

Minor cleaning

Check the school perimeters and playground equipment on a regular basis to ensure the grounds are safe.

Keep storage facilities clean and tidy.

Work as part of a team maintaining Occupational Health and Safety compliance including regular inspections and working with contractors and report Occupational Health and Safety Issues to leadership and the Health and Safety Representative.

Work with the school Principal, Assistance Principals & Business Manager, to meet grounds and maintenance schedules and plans.

Work independently with confidence and initiative, including prioritising workloads.

Operate in a professional, courteous, efficient manner always respecting confidentiality for all school staff, contractors, and students.

Undertake other related duties as requested by the Principal.

Working with Heights ticket

Dangerous goods & hazardous substances knowledge

Current Working with Children’s Check.

School Holiday maintenance programs

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 values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. 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

Other Information

Other Information

All applicants must have a personal profile on Recruitment on Line and ensure that it is up to date including VIT registration status. Applications should also be lodged on Recruitment on Line to ensure that notification of outcomes is delivered to a current email address.

Applications must include:
A specific response to each of the key selection criteria and position details. It is suggested that applicants limit their response to no more than 7 pages.

A CV with a summary of experience and qualifications.

The names and contact details of up to three referees who can provide information regarding the applicant in relation to the key selection criteria.

Additional Information

Ms Tania Pearson is the Executive Officer acting on behalf of the Selection Panel. She can be contacted for more information on 03 5784 1200.

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


Broadford Secondary College is located 70km north of Melbourne. Kilmore and Broadford are the main feeder towns for the College, both of which are experiencing sustained growth as part of the ‘Hume Corridor’. The College also draws students from other primary schools including Wandong, Pyalong and Willowmavin. In 2021, the College has an enrolment of 750 students. The college has 63 staff, three Principal Class Officers, 45 teachers and 15 ES staff which support the administration and wellbeing programs. The College is structured on a sub-school basis with Junior (Years 7-9), and Senior (10-12) sub-schools. We offer a wide range of subjects at VCE and have an established VCAL program at Foundation, Intermediate and Senior level. The College also offers students an extensive range of VET subjects which can be accessed from Year 9. VET courses delivered on site include Business Administration and Building & Construction. Other courses are delivered at TAFE colleges which are accessible by train. The school has recently conducted a major curriculum review focused on the Victorian Curriculum years 7 to 10 as well as VCE audit with unit planning outlines developed and published. This has brought about positive changes in both teaching delivery and student attitudes. Additionally, there are major facilities upgrades occurring, consisting of; a new Literacy / English Centre of Excellence and an upgraded library facility. This has been influenced by our collaborative work with the University of Melbourne focused on Reading.

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Company: Schools (Government) –

Company Location:  Broadford VIC

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