13.00 - 14.00 GBP Hourly + PAYE
20 Jul 2021
17 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Local Authority client has a 6 Month CONTRACT vacancy (with a possibility of an extension) for a CARPENTER, details as follows

Job Purpose
The post holder will be required to support our voids team and our front line response repairs team. To be responsible under the direction of a Supervisor or the Housing Direct Works Manager, to provide trade operative services in the delivery of an effective responsive, void and planned maintenance service. To receive repair requests or direct instruction, analyse the extent of work required and carry out the necessary repairs to rectify the fault. Undertake the work in a professional manner and to a high standard of workmanship utilising skills of your own main trade and skills in other trades for which you have been trained or deemed competent in undertaking.


Responsibility for undertaking allocated responsive repair jobs void works or planned maintenance jobs in accordance with the skills of your own trade and also carry out works outside of your own trade in which you have been trained or deemed competent to undertake.
Responsibility for planning own workload for allocated jobs taking recognition of the priorities and required completion dates and complete work in an efficient manner within the specified time scales or as requested by the Supervisor or Housing Direct Works Manager.
Maintain effective communication with the Supervisory/ administration and management staff passing on information, concerns and problems with regard to any jobs.
Attend pre-arranged responsive repair appointments to carry out work or Contact tenants directly to make access arrangements. Work flexibly to enable repairs to be carried out at reasonable times to suite of the customer.
To be courteous and act in a professional manner when dealing with tenants and the public and to act in a manner appropriate to that of a representative of the Authority and in accordance with the Housing Divisions Customer Charter and Contractors Code of Conduct.
To provide a presentable and professional image whilst undertaking duties including wearing clean corporate work wear and keeping allocated vehicle clean and tidy both externally and internally.
Maintain Imprest material stocks on allocated vehicle, document use where allocated to job and replenish as necessary.
To be responsible for any allocated vehicle, plant, tools and equipment. To identify defects and report any maintenance/ repair issues to the administration office.
Essential Requirements

Must have Social Housing experience.
Experienced in carpentry duties & able to do other trades as required (tiling, decorating). Voids work includes fitting & adjusting doors & repairing and installing kitchens.
Experience of response repairs work including visiting tenant's homes to repair doors, kitchens and windows.
To hold an appropriate qualification in a main trade and to have skills and be competent in carrying out works in other general building trades.
Understanding of Housing Maintenance needs and issues, or the building maintenance environment.
Aptitude for and/or experience of technical components and tasks of a building maintenance service.
Aptitude for and/or experience of all aspects of material and plant procurement.
If you have the necessary experience and qualifications to fulfill this role, please submit your CV ASAP