Carpenter/Multi-Trade Operative - Shaftesbury - Wessex Response

Wessex Response is a family run company based in Dorset for over 50 years. We are seeking an experienced Carpenter / Multi-Trade on a permanent contract to work on a repairs and maintenance contract in Shaftesbury and the surrounding area.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

This role requires a customer focussed, self-motivated individual with a broad range of experience. Reporting to the Contracts Manager you will be tasked with a variety of repairs; maintenance and installation works, including but not limited to:

  • Carpentry –1st and 2nd fix carpentry; kitchen fitting and internal/external doors.
  • Glazing/UPVC installation
  • Floor & Wall Tiling –Thermoplastic floor tiles; quarry tiles, and installation of wall tiles/grouting.
  • Basic plumbing – Bathroom suites and associated pipework as well as kitchen plumbing and water drainage systems.
  • General repairs – Roofing, fencing, door locks, guttering
  • Measure and survey jobs in the first instance, working from set specifications.
  • Complete all jobs within the relevant time scales (including participation in our on call rota when required).
  • To use all equipment and materials in a safe manner, complying with Health and Safety requirements and code of conduct (including appropriate PPE).
  • Cover out of Hours call out rota.

This list of responsibilities and duties is not exhaustive and the Company will expect you to perform other duties relevant to the job title.

Essential competencies:

  • Level 2 City & Guilds in Carpentry (7906) or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Tiling, Basic Plumbing, Painting & Decorating
  • Flexible working hours/ Travel
  • ICT Literate
  • Valid UK driving licence


  • PDA knowledge
  • Basic understanding of NMHF Schedule of Rates
  • Previous experience of working within the Social Housing sector


  • Salary dependent on experience (42.5 hours per week)
  • Company Van
  • BUPA Medical Insurance
  • Accident and Sickness Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Auto-enrolment pension

All subject to qualifying periods of employment and Conditions of Contract

For an application form please CLICK HERE.

Or for further information please email or call 01747 858039 (No agencies please).

Due to a high volume of responses we may be unable to feedback to all applicants, therefore if you do not hear from us within 2 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful.