Carpenter Post Ref: PREM48

Post Title:  Carpenter

Post Reference:  PREM48

Hours: 37 hours per week with flexibility to meet business needs. Hours are typically worked over 4 days between Monday-Friday 07.30 – 17.00

Salary:  £18,416 per annum which is Point A24 on the Support Staff Salary Scale.

Status: Permanent

Job Purpose: To provide the frontline carpentry fixing, maintenance and repair of Estate buildings


Kingston Maurward’s 750 acre estate comprises a renowned land-based college, working farm & dairy, commercial equestrian centre & stables, Animal Park, formal gardens and thriving wedding and conference venue.

The impressive main house was originally built from red brick in the classic Palladium style that characterised the period in 1717. It is now a Grade 1 listed building.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated qualified and experienced Carpenter to join our Maintenance Team.  The Maintenance Team is responsible for the management of the Estate’s property portfolio.  Working as a member of the multi-skilled maintenance team the role holder will assist with maintaining, repairing and improving the fabric, fixtures and services to all Estate properties. The role holder will be responsible for assisting other trades and contractors when required to ensure the highest levels of service.

The working week is typically 37 hours worked over 4 days to allow for flexibility in the role and for individuals to maximise their working week when not on duty and to attain a good work/life balance

The successful candidate will have City & Guilds 6706 Level 2 qualification or an equivalent recognised time served apprenticeship qualification. They will also be able to demonstrate the necessary relevant experience and expertise. We are looking for someone to be self-driven and who can work with minimal supervision but also work as part of a small team.


PREM48 Carpenter

The Closing Date for Applications is:  Wednesday 9th August at 9:00am

Proposed Interview Date:  Monday 21st August 2017

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact   Matt Horton   on 01305 215031 during normal working hours.  

To Apply:

Please return the completed Application Forms by email to or by post to: HR Department, Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY. 

For further details on application forms or the recruitment process, please go to our website  Alternatively, please contact the HR department by emailing 

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You will be asked to produce evidence of all qualifications listed on your Job Application at interview.  

CVs will not be accepted.   

Kingston Maurward College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.  

The College welcomes applications from people with a disability and will offer interviews to all those who are able to reasonably fulfil the criteria outlined in this Job Description.  If applicants with a disability shortlisted for interview require any assistance in attending please contact the College’s Human Resources Manager in order that alternative arrangements are made.  

Following receipt of completed application forms, if you have not heard from the College within 2 weeks of the closing date regrettably you will not have been short listed on this occasion.  All short listed applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date or no later than 3 days prior to the interview date (where an interview date is specified).

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