Multi-skilled Carpenter/ Joiner

Job title Multi-skilled Carpenter/ Joiner

Department Estates

Salary Starting from £26,243, rising to £32,236

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Monday 08 July 2019

Closing date Sunday 21 July 2019

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference SJ6875

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The University of Bath is ranked as a top ten university in The Guardian 2019 with a great variety of buildings for use in teaching, research, recreation and accommodation. The ongoing maintenance of the buildings is a crucial for the student experience.

The role

The University of Bath is seeking a self-motivated Multi-skilled Carpenter/ Joiner to undertake planned and unplanned maintenance activities across the University's academic buildings, residences, and sports facilities. This role will undertake minor repairs and maintenance of the building fabric, doors, windows and hard landscaping, along with the creation of simple, good quality bespoke furniture and equipment.

This role is based in the Maintenance Team, a part of the Department of Estates who are responsible for the strategic planning, development and management of the University's lands and buildings.

The post holder will also undertake some low level mechanical and electrical work and be expected to take part in the on call rota.

The ideal candidate 

  • Must have completed a recognised carpentry or building services apprenticeship and be qualified to minimum City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification
  • Must have relevant technical experience in larger buildings or commercial facilities
  • Should have extensive knowledge and experience in the maintenance and repair of building fabric, doors, windows and carpentry.  
  • Good problem solving, customer service and communication skills are a prerequisite of the post
  • Either have demonstrable mechanical or electrical skills or be willing to train for them.

What we offer

  • The University of Bath is an exciting and engaging place to work, committed to personal and professional development
  • Excellent pension (19.5% employer contribution) 
  • 39 days holiday
  • A flexible working environment
  • Salary exchange scheme (cycle to work, fitness plus with our world-class sports training village)
  • Interest free loans for public transport season tickets

Any informal enquiries should be directed to Chris Pearson, Buildings Workshop Supervisor (

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.