The University of Wolverhampton

Maintenance Carpenter

Wolverhampton Campus
Estates and Facilities
Contract Type
Advert Status
22,847 - 24,871 pa
Closing Date
Job Reference

Maintenance Carpenter

We are looking to recruit a qualified and experienced craftsperson (Carpenter) to join an effective and efficient maintenance team.


Maintenance Carpenter Role and responsibilities

You will carry repairs and maintenance and other minor works covering carpentry, joinery and general building, as well as assisting other trades.   

  • The repair, maintenance and installation of all general woodwork items, i.e. doors, windows, floors, stairways, workshop and laboratory benches, cupboards, shelving, signs, ironmongery, locks etc.  A certain amount of bench joinery may be required to facilitate the above work.  Attention to similar items made from alternative materials, e.g. steel, aluminium and UPVC.
  • Liaise with external contractors, consultants and architects with regard to technical matters appertaining to the University buildings.
  • To deal directly with staff and students with regard to repairs and maintenance and advise on technical queries and matters of safety and security. 
  • Undertake work in other craft disciplines from time to time including building, painting & decorating and operation of drain cleaning machinery and assistance to electrical & plumbing trades.
  • Supervise external contractors undertaking repair work and advise caretakers undertaking minor maintenance tasks.


Maintenance Carpenter Requirements

  • You should have served a recognised apprenticeship and be qualified to City and Guilds Advanced Craft Certificate Carpentry & Joinery or NVQ Level 3.
  • A sound knowledge of all carpentry and joinery works within the field of Maintenance and an understanding of general building matters.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all relevant Health & Safety Legislation, including Health & Safety at Work Act, Asbestos at Work Regulations and Working at Height Regulations.
  • Significant practical experience will be required with evidence of appropriate competency and some training in First Aid would be advantageous.
  • You will be required to hold a current driving licence.
  • You will be required  to travel throughout the University estate as well as in and around the West Midlands.


For further information please contact Maintenance Manager, Mr Martyn Harris on 07966849595.


The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.


Living Wage  Stonewall Diversity Champion  Disability Confident    Athena SWAN Gender Charter BronzeREC Charter Bronze



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