• Job Reference: D210922J
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2021
  • Recruiter: Acapella Recruitment
  • Location: West Lavant, Chichester, West Sussex, England
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Perm
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


West Lavant, Chichester

Our client is looking to appoint a General Builder / Carpenter, who will report to the Site Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for the provision of a safe, efficient and cost-effective service stream on all areas of service delivery, ensuring the highest quality of work is provided in the timescales.

The role will focus on managing the repair and refurbishment of the site, together with construction of new buildings. They are a small and friendly team, and over time, the successful applicant will have increasing opportunities to diversify within the organisation if desired.

Duties and key responsibilities:

  • Ensuring all work is completed safely, on time, within budget
  • Read blueprints, drawings and sketches to fully grasp requirements
  • Take measurements and calculate the size and amount of material needed
  • Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding
  • Construct building frameworks, including walls, floors, and doorframes
  • Lay out floorings, roofings or drywalls ensuring they are leveled and compatible
  • Help erect, level, and install building framework with the aid of rigging hardware and cranes
  • Inspect places and conduct repairs or maintenance
  • Build scaffolding and other construction structures
  • Communication – ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people, including key stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication
  • Proactive, ‘can do’ approach
  • Ability to prioritise their workload
  • Good attention to detail and ability to show initiative
  • A technical, logical thought process

Desirable Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Good practical skills
  • The ability to work carefully and accurately
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • A good awareness of health and safety issues
  • An ability to read technical plans
  • Proven experience as carpenter and general building work
  • Hands-on experience in working with carpentry materials
  • Excellent understanding of carpentry techniques and methods of installation and construction
  • Proficient in using electrical and manual equipment and measurement tools (powered saws, hammers, rulers etc.)
  • Ability to read technical documents and drawings
  • Willingness to follow safety guidelines at all times
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Good understanding of basic maths
  • High school diploma; Successful completion of a carpentry apprenticeship program is required
  • Suitable to take an enhanced DBS check
  • Working with a Grade II listed building would be an advantage.
  • Confident using the internet to research products, prices and procedures - and good day-to-day computer literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Commercially aware with excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills and customer focused
  • Self-motivated and ambitious

The Perks:

  • Salary commensurate with skills/experience
  • 28 days paid holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • 4% contributions towards the NEST pension scheme
  • Membership of a Ride2Work scheme (discounted bicycles)
  • Learning and development opportunities, both internally and externally

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply ASAP.  Online applications only please - our client requires a CV.

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