Craft Operative – Carpenter

To effectively work on own initiative or within a team of operatives diagnosing and rectifying faults as required or carrying out works of new construction. Possessing competence in the specific trade so as to carry out a wide range of duties connected with the repair, renewal and maintenance of council owned properties in an efficient, effective and customer focused manner.

To effectively work on own initiative or within a team of operatives diagnosing and rectifying faults as required or carrying out works of new construction. Possessing competence in the specific trade so as to carry out a wide range of duties connected with the repair, renewal and maintenance of council owned properties in an efficient, effective and customer focused manner.

Main Duties

  • Physical activities including lifting, bending, climbing, walking etc connected with building maintenance.
  • Following instructions given by Maintenance & Contracts management team, attending pre planned appointments promptly, multi-skilling, planning and organising daily work, accepting responsibility for technical decisions whilst on site, organising and managing materials required, reading, keeping records, handing in job records daily, and following administrative procedures as directed.
  • Driving vehicles and operating plant and equipment associated with building maintenance and new construction. Keeping vehicles and plant clean and in good working order and reporting defects daily.
  • Working to a high-quality standard ensuring high quality workmanship and maintaining an acceptable level of productivity commensurate with earnings.
  • The use of new IT technology as required ensuring the delivery of goals and objectives as set within contract specification.
  • Carry out duties, which require possession of a reasonable standard of numeracy and literacy (as the job requires the employee to complete time sheets and claim forms, keeping records and to fulfil statutory checks as required). Ability to adapt to changing working environments and work patterns as deemed necessary to meet strategic goals of the service area.
  • Represent Maintenance & Contracts in a manner conducive with the standards expected, including the carrying of an identity card and wearing of the uniform supplied. Communication with customers, Maintenance & Contracts management team and members of the public in a polite manner placing the highest possible emphasis on customer care. Encouraging customer involvement and feedback.
  • Responsible for maintaining health, safety and welfare of self, other employees and members of the public ensuring adherence to safe working practices and environmental procedures. Including attendance of bi-monthly team meetings to discuss operational issues and Health and Safety updates (Tool box talks). 

You will be educated to GCSE standard or equivalent in English and Maths and possess a City & Guilds Craft/advanced Certificate, along with relevant experience within the trade areas.

Hours of work are 37 per week, Monday to Friday and you will be based at Gipping House, Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate, Ipswich. A vehicle is provided for work purposes solely.

As well as a good salary, we offer a career average pension scheme, generous holiday and sick pay entitlements, subsidised parking for work and leisure, public transport discounts, free swimming and gym membership, cycle purchase scheme, plenty of personal and professional development opportunities, flexible working, hybrid working opportunities, Employee Assistance Programme and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

For more information about this role please contact Steve Melbourne (he/him) on 01473 432094 or via email steve.melbourne@ipswich.gov.uk

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role: Job Description and Person Specification

The selection process will be an interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 15th January 2024.

The assessment interview process will be carried out remotely via Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams or in person.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.

Location

Gipping House, Ipswich

Salary

£30,825 – £33,024

Application closing date

12th January 2024
 

Job type

37 hours per week

Permanent

 

Job reference

REQ00784

Office

Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

Contact Us

  • 01473 432000