Multi-Skilled Trader/Carpenter

University of Cambridge - Selwyn College

If you are a Qualified/Time Served Carpenter with a keen eye for detail, who is also competent in other trades such as plastering and brick laying, and are interested in working in a prestigious Cambridge College in a wonderful setting, then please get in touch. 

The College is seeking an experienced Multi-Skilled Trader/Carpenter to join our Maintenance team to provide high quality maintenance and refurbishment of our College properties. Working as part of a team, the successful applicant will fit and install doors, lock and ironmongery, undertake basic carpentry tasks such as fitting kitchens, build and finish stud wall partitions, fit and install shower panelling, and install drywall sheets. He/she will complete small-scale alterations to College properties, ideally including brick laying and basic plastering. Tasks will be varied and depend on operational requirements and the successful candidate's skills and knowledge. We are searching for someone with the ability to work around problems and produce satisfactory solutions, either individually or as part of a team. You will be working in properties occupied by our students and Fellows, so we are looking for applicants who are not just the best at their jobs, but also have great personalities when interacting with other people.

The successful applicant will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The many benefits of working at Selwyn include 33 days' paid annual leave (inclusive of an allowance for the public holidays), a contributory final salary pension scheme, contractual sick pay, free lunches, on-site parking, free healthcare benefit plan, free use of the College gym, and training opportunities for professional development.

  • Contract type: Permanent, full-time.
  • Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week.
  • Salary: The starting salary will be in the region of between £23,220 – £25,347 per annum, depending on skills and experience.
  • Closing date: The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 24 September 2017.
  • Interviews: Interviews for short-listed candidates will be held in College on 3 and 4 October 2017.

Visit our website ( for further information about this interesting role and to download the application form.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian, and other minorities who are under-represented in our College.

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