Carpenter Multi-Skilled Operative - Somerset - Wessex Response

Wessex Response is a family run company based in Dorset for over 50 years. We are seeking an experienced a qualified Carpenter / Multi-Skilled on a permanent contract to work on a repairs and maintenance contract in the Somerset area (including Yeovil, Chard and Frome).

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:

  • 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.
  • 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

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
  • Flexible working hours (including out of hours call out rota)/ Travel
  • ICT Literate
  • Valid UK driving licence


  • Knowledge of Glazing, UPVC installation, Fencing, Basic Plumbing and Tiling
  • PDA knowledge
  • Previous experience of working within the Social Housing sector


  • Salary dependent on experience (42.5 hours per week)
  • 22 days holiday (pro-rata) plus Bank Holidays
  • 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

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.