We are recruiting a Carpet Fitter!!!!

Posted on: 1, April, 24, 2017

Job Description for post of carpet fitter

Full time                     37 hours per week, generally Monday to Friday

Line Manager           General Manager

Location                     308 Broomloan Road, Glasgow G51 2JQ

Salary                      Dependent on experience plus pension contribution and life    assurance scheme for employees

General purpose, scope and objectives of post

Spruce Carpets is a social enterprise with charitable status which operates in the floor coverings re-use/re-cycling sector. The business needs to trade profitably in order to sustain itself financially, despite it receiving grant support to fund specific, largely social, projects housed within the business.

The postholder will be responsible for undertaking to a high professional standard both the preparation and fitting of a range of floorcoverings. The postholder will also be expected to provide support and supervision to work placements /trainees/volunteers in basic carpet fitting skills through on-the-job training and development.

Main duties

  • To undertake in a highly professional manner a range of floor covering fitting jobs, as well as when necessary uplift jobs in conjunction with trainees under the post-holder’s supervision
  • To instruct, train and coach the daily work routines of the trainees when engaged in floor covering fitting tasks
  • To supervise and motivate placements in day to day activity
  • To liaise closely and regularly with relevant supervisors to ensure trainees’ agreed development needs are supported by Spruce by the nature of work duties assigned to trainees
  • To survey and price floor coverings-related jobs when required
  • To drive the company’s vehicles in accordance with UK law and safely transport trainees, staff and materials
  • To highlight any areas for improvement within the business and escalate to General Manager
  • To minimise risk within the workplace for trainees by following health and safety procedure, alerting the General Manager of any new risks and to remove or implement measures to minimise the risk

Other duties

  • To engage with and include all staff members (paid or otherwise) in the workplace and treat them with respect.
  • To adhere to the values of Spruce Carpets through inclusion and respect for all and minimising any negative environmental impacts of our work.
  • To represent and promote Spruce in a responsible, professional and accurate manner at all times.

Person specification

Essential requirements of the post

  • Minimum of 5 years commercial experience in carpet fitting and related tasks
  • Full UK driving licence (preferably clean but applicants with points on their licence will also be considered with guidance sought by us from our insurers)
  • Experience of surveying, assessing and pricing floor covering jobs
  • Solid grasp of relevant health and safety standards in a range of operating environments, including warehousing, retail showroom, offices and external work sites
  • Team oriented and flexible with regard to working hours to meet the commercial needs of the business

Desirable requirements of the post

  • Experience of training and supporting young people in floor coverings-related trades
  • Possession of a current Construction Skills Certification Scheme Card
  • Demonstrable understanding and commitment to the charitable aims of Spruce Carpets

To apply:  Please email to info@sprucecarpets.org.uk or post to 308 Broomloan Road, Ibrox, Glasgow, G51 2JQ either your CV or a covering letter in support of your suitability for the post.