St Paul’s draws together a very diverse set of activities, projections and aspirations. It is the Cathedral of the Diocese of London and the seat of its Bishop, a national church and an international spiritual focus, a space for worship and holiness, a place of debate and challenge, an icon of resilience in the face of adversity, an architectural heritage centre, a partner in the City of London, and a commercial enterprise. In addition to holding four services every day (five on Sundays), St Paul’s is open for sight-seeing six days a week, and last year welcomed over 850,000 paying visitors.
The Carpenter will support the delivery of the Annual Works Programme for St Paul’s Cathedral and its associated buildings, through delivery of a range of carpentry works, including in heritage contexts. Specifically this role will help with the delivery of the Quinquennial Inspector Report (Q.I.R) and roofs project, along with the current programme of works.
Primarily to assist with the delivery of the Q.I.R and roofs project.
Carry out carpentry works including routine maintenance such as: locks, hinge wear, door closer renewal, loose steps and wedges, etc.
Conduct minor works to a high standard arising from planned maintenance and major works project, alterations, partition works and hoarding construction etc.
Carry out carpentry works at Amen Court.
As required, to assist with other tasks such as the moving of chairs and furniture.
Undertaking safety and other training as may be determined by the Clerk of the Works.
Any other appropriate duties that the line manager, senior management or Chapter may request from time-to-time.
The Carpenter will:
Have the relevant carpentry/joinery skills for the task and ideally City and Guilds qualifications;
Have at least five years’ experience of carpentry work in an industrial or commercial environment;
Hold demonstrable knowledge of all aspects of carpentry tasks including first and second fix joinery work. Experience of roofing techniques would be an advantage;
Have an understanding or experience of working within a heritage/listed building
Be physically fit and active (e.g. able to climb the many staircases in the Cathedral, including the 259 steps to the Whispering Gallery);
Be prepared to work at heights, with relevant safety equipment where appropriate;
Be flexible in attitude and willing to undertake a variety of handyman tasks;
Be practical and shows common sense with adaptability;
Have a courteous manner towards the public; and
After training have a good appreciation of Health and Safety requirements and be willing to comply with these.