Furniture Fitter/Handyman

How to apply

Please complete the registration form and email along with your CV to brent.works@brent.gov.uk.

Please ensure you complete all sections of the form, including the Equality & Diversity Monitoring section and submit both the form and CV together or your application will not be processed.

 

 

Job Title Furniture Fitter/Handyman
Location
Neasden
 
Employer reference
BW891
 
Contract hours

Monday-Friday 37 hrs p/w (Occasional weekend work)

Salary  £NMW (negotiable depending on experience)
Number of vacancies

1

Estimated start date

 July 2019

Application closing date

6 July 2019

Summary

 

A rapidly growing and award-winning office furniture remanufacturing, is seeking Furniture Refurbisher Handyman to work in their workshop and at client sites. Your principal duties will be refurbishing high quality used furniture to as-new condition and installing furniture at client sites. The role can be labour intensive, particularly when loading and unloading trucks/vans and performing office installations at client sites. Although our processes use lifting aids you will need to be comfortable lifting up to 15 kg repeatedly. To be chosen for this role, you will be reliable and hardworking, with a flexible can-do attitude.   And share our interest in recycling and reducing waste.

 

 

The role and responsibilities

Remanufacturing office furniture. This could include:

    • Resizing furniture, including cutting and finishing desk and table frames

    • Basic upholstering of modern office furniture

    • Resurfacing table frames and chair legs

    • Repairing and renovating pedestals, chairs and cabinets

  • Installing furniture at client premises. This includes:

    • Loading and unloading furniture

    • Furniture installation at client premises

  • Driving one of our Luton Vans to collect and deliver furniture.

    • Packing the van securely, minimising the movement of stock to avoid scratching or damage

    • Driving safely with a loaded van and arriving at your destination with the furniture looking ‘as new’ as when you loaded the van

  • Managing inventory including:

    • storing inventory in accordance to our warehouse methodology

    • preparing orders for delivery, including palletising

    • record management of all inventory

    • using a pallet stacker to store and relocate inventory

Key characteristics and skills

  • Enjoy doing DIY projects and working with their hands

  • Be passionate about producing high quality work

  • Focus on the details – attention to detail is vital for our reputation

  • Be able to lift items up to 15kg, comfortably

  • Experience and, ideally, trained in a related trade (e.g. carpentry, joining, fitting, furniture installation, plumbing, upholstering, painting)

  • Willing and able to learn to use specialised tools, equipment and techniques

Desirable (but not essential):

  • Background in office furniture fitting

  • Previous experience in furniture repair, cleaning or building trades

  • Experienced driving a Luton van or truck, to help with driving the van to client site for installations or picking up goods from other sites

Essential:

  • Eligible to work in the UK

  • A safe driver in possession of a full UK Drivers’ Licence with limited penalty points

  • Over 25 years of age for vehicle insurance purposes

 

How to apply

Please complete the registration form and email along with your CV to brent.works@brent.gov.uk.

Please ensure you complete all sections of the form, including the Equality & Diversity Monitoring section and submit both the form and CV together or your application will not be processed.