Voids Carpenter/Multi Trade Operative - Wessex Response - Blandford, Sturminster Newton, Dorchester

Wessex Response is a family run company based in Dorset for over 50 years. We are seeking an experienced Voids Carpenter/Multi-Trade Operative to join our Property Care division based in Blandford, Sturminster Newton or Dorchester.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

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

  • Carrying out Void repairs and maintenance as directed, completing all jobs within the relevant time scales (including participation in our on call rota when required).
  • Ensure all are kept up to date at the end of each day on progress.
  • To be flexible when undertaking duties as required and contribute to the overall success of the team (including budgetary targets).
  • To use all equipment and materials in a safe manner, complying with Health and Safety requirements and code of conduct (including appropriate PPE).
  • Carpentry –1st and 2nd fix carpentry; kitchen fitting and internal/external doors.
  • Decorating – cleaning; filling and painting where required.
  • Floor & Wall Tiling –Thermoplastic floor tiles; quarry tiles, and installation of wall tiles/grouting.
  • Plumbing – Bathroom suites and associated pipework as well as kitchen plumbing and water drainage systems.
  • Clearance & Cleaning – internal and external clearance of old positions and furniture including a sparkle clean at the end of works.
  • General repairs – Roofing, fencing, door locks, guttering

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:

  • Minimum Level 2 City & Guilds in Carpentry (7906) or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Tiling, Basic Plumbing, Painting & Decorating
  • Punctual
  • ICT Literate
  • Valid UK driving licence


  • Level 3 City & Guilds in Carpentry (7906) or equivalent
  • PDA knowledge
  • Basic understanding of NMHF Schedule of Rates
  • Previous experience of working within the Social Housing sector


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

All subject to qualifying periods of employment and Conditions of Contract.

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

For an application form please CLICK HERE. Or for further information please email recruitment@wessexgroup.co.uk or call 01747 858039 (no Agencies please).

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