Craft Operative - Carpenter/Joiner

Job Purpose
We are the charity who look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of waterways across England and Wales, because we believe that life is better by water. Every role across the Trust plays it's part in transforming our canals and rivers into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better, bringing wellbeing benefits to millions.
We currently looking for an experienced Craft Operative, specialising in Joinery/Carpentry. Our Workshop Craft Operatives provide the business with expertise to manufacture and repair lock gates for our waterways in support of the Trusts aims.
Knowledge, Skills/Qualifications & Experience
Key accountabilities:
Working in a workshop environment using specific carpentry/joinery skills to manufacture and repair lock gates for the waterway infrastructure in line with the program of works.
Assist the Supervisor in the planning of works using a knowledge of the craft to ensure that works are completed to time, budget and quality.
Accountable for efficient and effective use of plant, equipment and materials to reduce costs.
To deliver skilled work to achieve or better the planned production target.
To deliver skilled works free of defects and to the specified quality.
Undertake the risk assessment of proposed works and the development of and compliance with method statements.
Work safely ensuring the safety of others and contribute to safe working in all activities.
Provide mentoring and support to trainees and apprentices.
Ensure that the environment and heritage of the waterways are considered during all works to guarantee their protection.
Work alongside and supervise volunteers to ensure the Trust has sufficient resources to be sustainable, whilst ensuring the satisfaction of the volunteers is high.
A flexible approach to the nature and location of the task.
Knowledge, Experience & Skills:
Recognised qualification? e.g. NVQ Level 2/3 or City & Guilds or Completed Apprenticeship in a particular craft e.g. Carpentry/Joinery
Proven experience of working in a construction or carpentry/joinery discipline.
Proven experience of working on heritage schemes
Relevant valid certificates of assessed competency for use of plant/tools and equipment.
Full driving licence
Experience of working with or as a volunteer - desirable
What We Offer
At the Trust we care passionately for our waterways, and as importantly, for those who look after and use them. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do as a Trust.
In addition to your annual salary, we are offering a competitive contributory DC Pension scheme arrangement, and numerous other employee benefits, including several salary sacrifice benefits.
We are striving to represent the diverse communities that we are a part of. All candidates will be treated on the basis of their merits, skills and abilities and solely by being assessed against the requirements for the job. Many of our vacancies can be considered for people who wish to work flexibly, job share or part time.

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