Multi-Skilled Carpenters

Job specification

£32,076 p.a. plus benefits
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At Swindon Borough Council, we want our town to be the best it can be. Our ambitious vision is supported by realistic transformation programmes, with the people of Swindon at their heart. Because that’s who we’re doing it for – the communities and businesses that make our town great. As part of the Council, you’ll support a friendly local authority making decisions with real impact. It’s all for better public services. Better processes. And a better quality of life, for everyone. Join us, and Swindon will be better with you.

Our Property Maintenance team is seeking Multi-skilled Carpenters with glazing experience to help continue the delivery of the best possible repairs service to our customers. As a key member of our maintenance team you will be part of the delivery of responsive repairs works to our housing stock and corporate buildings.

Your next role

As a highly skilled individual you will be able to assess problems, identify the work required and decide the appropriate measures to correct faults without delays. Your analytical and judgmental skills will be crucial to this position. You’ll also need to be able to work to tight deadlines and work in a clean, tidy and proficient manner. You should have additional skills which compliment your trade.

We expect you to maintain the highest level in customer care. With an acute awareness of Health and Safety, you will endeavour to complete your duties with efficiency. In return, you will be rewarded with training for skill advancement and excellent prospects within the organisation.

You must have a minimum qualification NVQ Level 3, Apprenticeship or equivalent. Your sound working experience in domestic maintenance and detailed knowledge of the building crafts will be utilised within this role.

Preferably you will have experience of working within social housing and you will be able to demonstrate technical knowledge and customer service skills. We are happy to provide training for the right candidate to help them develop into the role. 

Candidates must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act – for the effective performance of a customer-facing role).

A full driving license is required for this position.

Please note this role is 37 hours per week and you will be required to have flexibility to cover the core hours of the business between 6am and 10pm. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss this at interview.

Your next package

Please see our Rewards and Benefits offer for more details.

As an employee, you will receive a diverse and exciting environment in which to work, encouraging creativity and innovation whilst recognising the need to support ongoing personal development and a flexible work life balance.

For Swindon to thrive in the future, we need to lay the foundations now. It’s why our regeneration and transformation programmes are already underway. So, you’ll be joining us at an exciting time on our journey. We’ll look to you to share your knowledge, influence decisions and drive real, positive change. With your contributions, we’ll achieve our vision of a prosperous, re-vitalised Swindon together. And you’ll be proud to say it was made better with you.

Please see our Vision and Values page for more details.

Your next steps

As an inclusive employer, we welcome applications from a diverse range of communities, and in particular disabled people and people from ethnic minorities. Read our statement of commitment to equality & inclusion.

Read the role profile and select the Apply button where you will be redirected to the Swindon Borough Council website to complete our online application process. Clicking the ‘Apply’ button on this job website is not an application, you must register on the Swindon Borough Council website in order to be considered for the role.

For further information about the role, please Andrew Sanders, email

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