Employment Opportunities

We are currently inviting applications for the role of PROPERTY SERVICES/GROUNDS PERSON

Our Lady of Mercy College Australind is a nurturing co-educational secondary College for students from Year 7 to Year 12.

Our Lady of Mercy College is a new and vibrant College, located in Australind which is locally referred to as an aquatic paradise. Surrounded by water with the Brunswick and Collie Rivers to the east and south and the Leschenault Estuary to the west, it's a great place for boating, sailing, windsurfing, fishing and raising a family. Just 11 kilometres north of Bunbury, you can reach Perth in one and a half hours along the Forrest Highway, making Australind an ideal sea change location.

The Catholic faith, in the Mercy tradition, is at the heart of the College. The guiding philosophy is centred in ‘Embracing Life, Nurturing Faith and Inspiring Learning’. We encourage our students to embrace all aspects of life, to nurture their spirituality and to let their natural curiosity inspire deep learning.

The College invites applications for the role of Property Services/Grounds person. The position is part time (0.8 full time equivalent) and is currently structured as four full days per week. 

This role involves presenting and maintaining the grounds of the College by mowing, edging and line marking the ovals, maintaining and operating reticulation, weeding, pruning and mulching of gardens on the property. In addition, the role will include property maintenance tasks such as lighting, plumbing, repair leaks/damage, high pressure cleaning, graffiti removal, wall repairs and painting and repairing student lockers as required. Some of these tasks are undertaken in consultation with external providers. 

We are looking for a highly organised individual, who has the ability to occasionally assist the Property Service Team with coordination of external contractors, event preparation, maintain the College bus and arrange servicing of major equipment when required at the College. 

This position commences mid-January 2021. 

Essential Selection Criteria


The successful person will have;

  • A Catholic background or the ability to demonstrate empathy with the Catholic ethos of the College

  • Trade related training or extensive related workplace experience

  • Well-developed knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety and/or construction industry

  • Driver’s Licence

  • Knowledge of machine and tool maintenance associated with Property Services

  • Confidence in the use of essential computer software/hardware

  • Willingness to learn to operate new machines and to adapt to using new technology

  • High level organisation and planning skills

  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work

  • Ability to show initiative within a team context

Desirable Selection Criteria


  • Willingness to act in a leadership capacity from time to time

  • Knowledge of landscaping/horticulture

Qualifications Required

  • Western Australia Department of Education National Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC)

  • Working with Children Screen Check

  • Drivers Licence

  • Have completed, working towards, or be willing to work towards completing to CEWA Accreditation requirements. Additional information can be found here: CEWA Limited Accreditation Framework


Part time, four days per week 8.00am – 4.00pm (specific days are negotiable). 
0.8 FTE (48 weeks per year). 

Some afterhours work may be required from time to time.


Salary Package

$53,798 - $58,798 (Full time equivalent) 

Award: Administrative and Technical Officers EBA


How to Apply


All applicants must complete an Application Form including the relevant attachments required to be considered for any position.

Applications are to be addressed to The Principal, Mr Rob Crothers and submitted via email to humanresources@olmca.wa.edu.au.

Download the Application Form here.


Closing Date


Applications must be submitted before 12.30pm (WST) on Friday 4 December 2020

Please ensure that you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.


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