Carpenter / Joiner

  • Location

    Wolverhampton, West Midlands

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    Up to £22150 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ian C Hull BA (Hons) Dip RP

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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We are looking to recruit a Carpenter/Joiner for a permanent position based in Bilston, West Midlands.

We are the charity who look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of waterways across England and Wales, because we believe that life is better by water. Every role across the Trust plays it's part in transforming our canals and rivers into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better, bringing wellbeing benefits to millions.

We currently looking for an experienced Craft Operative, specialising in Joinery/Carpentry. Our Craft Operatives provide the business with expertise to deliver maintenance and repair works on our waterways in support of the Trusts aims.

Key accountabilities:
Working in all weather conditions use specific skills to carry out maintenance and repairs works to the waterway infrastructure in line with the program of works.
Assist the Supervisor in the planning of works using a knowledge of the craft to ensure that works are completed to time, budget and quality.
Accountable for efficient and effective use of plant, equipment and materials to reduce costs.
To deliver skilled work to achieve or better the planned production target.
To deliver skilled works free of defects and to the specified quality.
Undertake the risk assessment of proposed works and the development of and compliance with method statements.
Work safely ensuring the safety of others and contribute to safe working in all activities.
Provide mentoring and support to trainees and apprentices.
Ensure that the environment and heritage of the waterways are considered during all works to guarantee their protection.
Participate in a 24/7 standby rota.
Work alongside and supervise volunteers to ensure the Trust has sufficient resources to be sustainable, whilst ensuring the satisfaction of the volunteers is high.
A flexible approach to the nature and location of the task.

Knowledge, Experience & Skills:
Recognised qualification- e.g. NVQ Level 2/3 or City & Guilds or Completed Apprenticeship in a particular craft e.g. Carpentry/Joinery
JIB certified
Proven experience of working in a Construction or Mechanical and Electrical engineering environment
Proven experience of working on heritage schemes Relevant valid certificates of assessed competency for use of plant/tools and equipment.
Full driving licence
Experience of working with or as a volunteer - desirable
Additional Info: At the Trust we care passionately for our waterways, and as importantly, for those who look after and use them.
We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do as a Trust.
In addition to your annual salary, we are offering a competitive contributory DC Pension scheme arrangement, and numerous other employee benefits, including several salary sacrifice benefits.
We are striving to represent the diverse communities that we are a part of.
All candidates will be treated on the basis of their merits, skills and abilities and solely by being assessed against the requirements for the job.
Many of our vacancies can be considered for people who wish to work flexibly, job share or part time.