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Multiskilled Carpenter

Job title Multiskilled Carpenter

Department Campus Infrastructure

Salary Starting from £28,929, rising to £35,308

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Tuesday 14 March 2023

Closing date Sunday 09 April 2023

Interview date Wednesday 19 April 2023

Reference FM10443

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for Multiskilled Carpenter to join the Campus Infrastructure team at the University of Bath, the Times and Sunday Times University of the year 2023! 

About the role:

The post holder will undertake planned and unplanned maintenance activities in the University's academic buildings, residences, and sports facilities. The successful applicant will also undertake some low-level electrical work and be expected to take part in the on-call rota that attracts an additional allowance. Overtime opportunities may be available. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Installing and repairing kitchens and bathrooms
  • Refurbishing buildings
  • New door and fire doors
  • Fire door checking
  • Repairing flooring
  • Repairing locks and cylinders
  • Repairing walls, groundworks
  • Building furniture
  • Making signs

The successful candidate will join the Workshop team in the Department of Campus Infrastructure, dedicated to maintaining the upkeep University's buildings. The work is mostly on the campus, occasionally in the city.

About you:

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Completed an apprenticeship in carpentry, building maintenance or similar discipline at NVQ Level 2 or equivalent
  • Varied post apprenticeship experience
  • A good understand of Health & Safety issues and familiar with basic risk assessments
  • Excellent customer care and communication skills
  • Professional, committed and hard-working person, who can work at an efficient pace and on their own initiative and work well with the other team members
  • A flexible approach to working using own initiative to prioritise and complete all tasks in a timely and professional manner

Although not essential, we would also value basic knowledge of locksmithing, experience using woodworking machinery and an NVQ Level 3 in carpentry, building maintenance or similar. 

About us:

What we can offer you:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.