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Maintenance Carpenter

University of Reading - Estates

Location: Reading
Salary: £27,511 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st September 2021
Closes: 27th September 2021
Job Ref: SRF35646/ 35770/ 36732

We are seeking to appoint highly motivated Carpenters to join the Maintenance Services team, within Estates, offering a reactive service and maintaining all doors, windows, locks and the internal/external building fabric in University owned properties across all our campuses and sites. You will need the confidence and ability to fault find, install, maintain, repair and replace all associated fixtures and fittings. Our team operate a 36-hour working week and the successful candidates will also have the opportunity to join our on-call rota offering a 24/7 service to the University. The call out duty attracts a generous stand by allowance and overtime payments for all call outs.

You will have:

  • Experience in all aspects of planned, preventive and day to day reactive maintenance issues and awareness of current statutory requirements.
  • A willingness to work flexibly on a number of different issues whilst maintaining a high standard of work. Working with other teams and on your own.
  • A proven competency as a Carpenter.
  • Knowledge in the use of fixed woodworking machinery in accordance with the P.U.W.E.R. Act 1998.
  • An understanding of Health & Safety.
  • General IT Knowledge.
  • A current driving licence (driving between campuses).

The University of Reading aims to create a fair and transparent reward strategy; ensuring staff are paid a competitive salary and are recognised and rewarded for their contribution. Members of staff have the opportunity to join a pension scheme sponsored by the University. The University has a range of family friendly policies, including a childcare voucher scheme to help you save money on childcare costs. We have a strong commitment to health and well-being and staff can benefit from discounted membership at the SportsPark, an Employee Assistance Programme and a Health Cash Plan. The University offers generous holiday entitlements which include public holidays and paid closure days.

When completing the application, you should match your qualifications, training, skills and experience to the job description giving full details and filling in all sections.

Interviews to be held w/c 4th October 2021 

Informal Contact Details
Contact role: DLO Manager (Building)
Contact name: Steve Dale
Contact phone: 0771 1475664 (working hours only)
Contact email:

Alternative Informal Contact Details
Contact role: DLO Manager (Engineering)
Contact name: Martin Holt
Contact phone: 0118 378 7287 (working hours only)
Contact email:

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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