St Joseph's College is a Secondary Boys’ Catholic school in the Edmund Rice Education tradition with an enrolment over 1840 students.

Edmund Rice Education Australia is committed to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and young people and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. We promote the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. The College’s child-safe policies and code of conduct informs about our child-safe practices and emphasises that the College is committed to child safety. The CECV Commitment Statement to Child Safety emphasises the system-wide importance placed on child safety within Catholic education in Victoria. Applicants are encouraged to review these documents at: The appointment of successful applicants will require adoption and compliance with our Child Safety policies and Code of Conduct.All applicants will be subject to Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) and legislative screening procedures. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment including current registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (teachers only) or the completion of a National Police Check and retention of a valid Working with Children (Employee) Check.

These checks are consistent with EREA’s commitment to child protection policies and procedures. Applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

St Joseph’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Positions being advertised will be posted below and also at
For general enquiries, please submit a letter of introduction and your resume, listing three referees, electronically to: [email protected].
For any other questions please email: [email protected].

Maintenance Officer - General Hand


Position: Full Time Ongoing Maintenance Officer – General Hand

Employer: St Joseph’s College Geelong

Location: Geelong, Victoria

Award: Victorian Catholic Education Multi Enterprise Agreement 2018

Category: School Services Officer – Category A (4 weeks annual leave)

Wage Range: $59 500 - $67 000


Working in a close-knit team, Maintenance Officers provide operational support to the Property Manager and Maintenance Operations Officer and undertake the delivery of set up services and complete daily work schedules for the safe operation of the College and its activities.

The Maintenance team is a much-valued part of the College, responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all internal and external built structures of the school to ensure all facilities are functional, in good working order, and kept to the highest possible standard. Pride and a sense of ownership in the buildings ranging from heritage listed to brand new and their surroundings are the overriding requirement for the entire Department.

The role will focus on a wide variety of building repairs and maintenance, workshop management as well as assisting with contractor and third-party providers.



  • The General Hand role is responsible for maintaining a high-quality level of internal and external general maintenance for all College buildings and infrastructure including grounds and assisting the various trades as required.
  • Conduct general maintenance duties that include, but are not limited to:
    • A security check of the College in accordance with the College roster of all areas ensuring doors and windows are secure and lights and heaters turned off.
    • Lock repairs.
    • Furniture repairs.
    • Wash/clean all outdoor drinking troughs.
    • Inspect and if required sweep and clean main yards verandas and stairwell areas.
    • Basic carpentry.
    • Light globe replacement.
    • Basic cleaning/disposals.
    • Blowing down paths.
    • Bins, rubbish and recycling pick up.
    • Removal of graffiti.
  • Assisting in maintaining the College gardens and grounds to a high standard including weeding, hedging, planting, paths and edges, mowing lawns and ovals.
  • Handle, apply and store chemicals safely.
  • Use and maintenance (as qualified) of a wide variety of tools and machines, including tractor, grounds vehicles, power drills, grinders, saws, pressure washers and watering equipment in accordance with manufacturer instructions employing correct manual handling and operation of equipment techniques.
  • Assist with the setup of special functions and other school activities.
  • Have a commitment to and awareness of matters in relation to Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Maintain and contribute to individual and collective responsibility for Health and Safety at the College.
  • Maintain OH & S procedures related to the maintenance functions and grounds including maintaining a safe and tidy organisation of the maintenance and grounds storage areas and equipment.
  • The General Hand is expected to work within Workplace Health and Safety guidelines and keep himself/herself well informed on this subject, especially as it relates to schools and a duty of care towards students.
  • Help to ensure a safe working environment in the maintenance teamwork areas.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Property Manager.


  • Provide students with a child-safe environment.
  • Be familiar with and comply with the College's child-safe policy and code of conduct, and any other policies or procedures relating to child safety.
  • Exercise pastoral care in a manner that reflects school values.

Support the implementation of strategies that promote a healthy and positive learning environment.


The successful applicant would demonstrate:

  • Experience in providing building maintenance services and wide range of maintenance tasks.
  • Adaptable, have an enquiring mind and willing to learn new tasks and skills.
  • Work well in a team and have a good sense of humour, good communication skills, customer focussed, punctual, flexible and reliable.
  • Previous experience in carpentry, electrical, mechanical or hydraulic services with qualifications or certificates of competency in a trade or building maintenance role would be considered a great asset to the team and be highly regarded.

It is anticipated that the Maintenance Officer – General Hand would have the following:

  • Capable of providing consistently high level of services in a physically demanding working environment.
  • Proven track record of outstanding customer service skills.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions from various stakeholders.
  • Basic computer knowledge for email and managing maintenance tickets.
  • High level of health and fitness.
  • Current driver’s licence.

All individuals employed by the College need to have a Working with Children (Employee) Card and a National Police Record Check.

Please submit a letter of introduction and your resume listing three referees electronically to [email protected].

POC: Property Manager, Ph: 03 5226 8128 or 0400 656644

Email: [email protected]

Applications close Sunday, 22 January 2023