The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

The Role:

Estates Division is looking to recruit a Carpenter Joiner to carry out various building fabric repairs around the Universities Operational Estate. The range of works is vast and requires an interest in building maintenance along with skills in working with all kinds of materials and machine shop and joinery experience.

As part of our in-house building fabric team, you will provide front line support to University Departments by undertaking the routine fabric maintenance and passive fire work throughout the operational estate. Experience with passive fire work is important but not essential as training will be provided.

About you:

The ideal candidate will have a good general education with experience in carpentry and joinery. You should have excellent organisational and communication skills along with the ability to work alone or as a team member. A proven qualification in carpentry joinery to NVQ level 3 or similar is essential.

This is a great opportunity to work as part of a small and friendly team in and around the vast University estate.

A full British driving licence is essential for the role.

Benefits of working at the University of Cambridge include:

  • Competitive rates of pay with automatic service related pay progression and annual cost of living increases;
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Generous maternity, adoption and shared parental leave entitlement and other family friendly schemes (e.g. workplace nurseries)
  • An auto-enrolment pension scheme, with a generous employer contribution;
  • Travel benefits and retail discounts at over 2,000 local and national stores;
  • Schemes to support with relocation

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email Estates Division on

Please quote reference BA40433 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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