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Estates & Capital Developments

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £24,285 to £26,396 per annum
Grade:  Grade 06
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 28 August 2022
Interview Date:  Monday 12 September 2022
Reference:  R220480
Release Date:  Monday 25 July 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced carpenter to join a busy Maintenance & Engineering Team within the Estates and Capital Developments department at Aston University in Birmingham. 

Reporting to the Building Team Supervisor the successful candidate will carry out general carpentry and building works maintenance at the Aston University Birmingham City Centre campus and Recreation Centre in Walsall. The successful candidate would also carry out some minor construction projects.

The ideal candidate must have a formal qualification in carpentry or bench joinery and relevant experience. Applicants must have good written and spoken English skills. Accuracy, attention to detail and high level of organisation are a prerequisite. A strong customer service focus is essential, along with the ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively with a wide range of internal contacts at various levels. 

The working hours are Monday 7:45am – 4pm, Tuesday to Friday 8am – 4pm 

There are 25 paid annual holidays in addition to 13 University / Bank Holiday closure days

Optional Ad-Hoc overtime available

Optional inclusion into attractive pension scheme available

All hand tools, power tools and uniform / PPE will be provided

Training will be provided where needed and updated at regular intervals.

For an informal discussion please contact;

    William Millar, Building Team Supervisor, 0121 204 4230 or 07825592577

    Steve Horton, Maintenance Officer, 07825592586

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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