Maintenance Carpenter


Our client is a well established property protection company based in London. They have multiple projects over London, where they complete all aspects of vacant property protection and property transformations to create suitable living spaces for Key workers and students.


The role will involve completing maintenance carpentry work on properties over Central London for vacant and occupied properties. You will be working independently and as part of a team, so being comfortable to work alongside others and independently is a necessity. The role is on a permanent basis with our client, so you will be working directly for the company. You will be required to carry out Fire Risk Assessment repair or installation works as required from the reports received from an assessor, such as overhauling Fire doors to meet BS476 to installing a new one if needed. You will mainly work as part of a cohesive team on new start-up projects and existing upgrades of their portfolio of properties.

You will be required to:

• Work with Management on construction projects.
• Ensure all required works meet assigned deadlines.
• Match materials to requested design specifications.
• Measure building materials and spaces for installation accurately.
• Order building materials as needed.
• Assemble sturdy and well-constructed floorboards, skirting boards, window frames, doors,
door linings, staircases, fitted furniture, cabinetry, shelving, and more.
• Incorporate fixtures like door handles and locks, cabinet handles, stairway railing, and other
fixtures into design and implementation.
• Participate in first fixing as well as second fixing work.
• Combine carpentry work with joining work.
• Repair and refurbish existing building work.
• Replace damaged wood in hardwood floors and outdoor decks.
• Build studwork and drylining for partition walls.
• Use power tools and other tools to cut and shape wood, metal, and other materials.
• Working independently to carry out remedial work to fix maintenance issues raised as directed by the Maintenance Coordinator/the Maintenance Managers.
• Working independently or as part of a team to carry out work to properties to ensure that they are safe to live in as directed by the Maintenance Coordinator/Maintenance Managers.
• Carrying out all work to a safe and suitable standard and finish.
• Carrying out all work following appropriate health and safety standards.
• Work as part of a team to problem solve unique situations and recurring problems.
• Clear rubbish and ensure that properties and the site they are on are tidy and presentable
when requested to do so by the Maintenance Coordinator/Managers.
• Respond to out hours call-outs and work when on a rota to do so.

£35,000 – £40,000 per annum (D.O.E)


  • Complete PPE
  • Right to work in the UK
  •  Carpentry qualification (essential)
  • Knowledge of Fire Safety Regulations (essential)
  • General maintenance experience (essential)
  • Results orientated team player (essential)
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload and time (essential)
  • Ability to problem solve and work under pressure (essential)
  • Full clean driving licence (essential)
  • Willing and able to work some weekends and evenings (essential)
  • Excellent people skills/empathetic communicator (essential)
  • Fluent in English (essential)
  • Own tools (desirable)
  •  Knowledge of suppliers in London (desirable)
  • Good knowledge of Central and Greater London (desirable)
  • CIS registered (desirable)


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About this Recruiter

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Taylor Dubell
Recruitment Consultant

A bit about me

I have worked in the recruitment industry for 7 years, specialising in trades and labour recruitment for interior fit-out projects and supplying a range of trades to sites. I have worked with carpenters, duct fitters, painters and decorators and dry liners. I constantly look to branch out into other types of trades and sectors, namely the groundworks sector. My favourite part of the job is placing skilled and reliable people, fast and seamlessly into good opportunities. And keeping them employed in repeat and ongoing assignments. Outside work, I enjoy making music and exploring different types of technology and classic cars – a passion I share with my Dad.
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