Brighton, East Sussex
£27,000-£30,000 per annum, depending upon skills and experience
24 Sep 2021
15 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Brighton College is seeking to appoint a Carpenter, to start as soon as possible. This is a full-time role with a salary of £27,000-£30,000 per annum, depending upon skills and experience. 

This is a key position within the Facilities department. Working with the Maintenance team, you will undertake carpentry jobs and projects within the College and its associated properties. Work is to be carried out to the highest standard and in a timely manner.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Installation of shelving, repairing damages e.g. furniture/walls etc., picture hanging, painting, glass cutting, window repairs,
  • Basic plumbing, plastering, pointing
  • Assisting others in the department with general all-round duties.
  • Inclusion on the maintenance call out rota, to work four Open Mornings (7am to 9am) and the last weekend of the summer holiday, which will be paid extra.
  • Inclusion on the maintenance rota to cover the late shift during holidays and sickness (working hours on cover days are 10am to 6pm) 
  • Occasionally you will be required to enter residential college properties for repairs. Consideration and discretion is expected at all times
  • Occasionally assisting the Porterage department with setting up/setting down of exams or functions (e.g. helping to lay temporary flooring, laying out exam desks/chairs and installing a side stage etc.
  • Any other reasonable management request.

Safeguarding responsibilities:

  • This role will involve daily contact with pupils and you will be engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
  • All staff and volunteers have a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for who you are responsible and with whom you come into contact.

What we are looking for:

  • The ability to work competently alone or as part of the team
  • The ability to interact with all types of people with courtesy and tact
  • To be flexible and have a positive attitude to work within a team framework
  • Physical fitness, encompassing the ability to bend, stretch, lean, reach, carry heavy and awkward items
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • A polite, cheerful and helpful attitude
  • The ability to speak confidently and courteously to parents, pupils, and staff of all levels of seniority
  • Some of your work could be physically demanding and involve lifting. You may also need to work at heights, using ladders
  • Practical DIY skills to carry out minor repairs
  • The ability to manage your own workload
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Awareness of health, safety, security and hygiene issues
  • A willingness to work flexibly.

Training and development:

Once you start work you will receive on-the-job training, under the supervision of an experienced colleague.

You will be given the opportunity to work towards a qualification, such as:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Property, Caretaking and Facilities Services
  • Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning and Support Service Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Facilities Services
  • Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Supporting Public Services.

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