Posted on: 25th October 2021

For over 30 years, Carpenter Oak has consistently redefined what it means to build with timber. Our values, experience and creativity have made us​ award-winning specialists in the design and handcrafting of purposeful and beautiful buildings.

We are passionate about building innovative and challenging timber framed structures and we are always looking for new and exciting projects throughout the UK and beyond. As a member of our diverse and dynamic team, you can expect the chance to work in a truly unique environment.

In this role, you will be doing a wide variety of tasks, supporting the wider team to ensure that everything in the yard keeps running smoothly. A positive, can-do attitude and willingness to get things done is essential.

Much like the British weather, each day will be different! From maintaining the landscape to managing our timber stock, you will find there is always plenty to do.

This is a great opportunity to join an established and welcoming organisation, in a physically challenging and rewarding role.


Job Description:

Job Title: Yard Person
Hours of work: 42 Hours a week (8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday).
Location: The Framing Yard, East Cornworthy, TQ9 7HF
Contract type: Permanent
Reporting to: Production Coordinator


Renumeration and benefits:

Rate of pay: £19k – £22k per annum (dependent on experience)
Annual leave: 20 days holiday p/a plus bank holidays.

Why work for us?

●  Work in a unique and rural setting with some great people
●  A subsidised personal accident/income protection insurance scheme
●  Free tea and coffee
●  Social drinks every Friday
●  Free firewood


Main Responsibilities:

● Keep the yard clean and tidy
● Maintaining yard landscape, including hedging, strimming etc
● Management of timber stock throughout the yard
● Quality control of incoming goods
● Managing rejects, including cutting up and sorting
● Load and unload incoming and outgoing lorries
● Sorting timber stacks to aid carpentry teams
● Packing timber for loading lorries
● Ad hoc maintenance jobs around the yard
● Transporting materials to and from site
● Willingness and ability to work outside in the cold and wet weather (full PPE provided)


Role requirements:

Essential characteristics & general skills:

● A positive, can-do attitude

● Heaving lifting is involved so candidates need to be physically fit

● Full driving license

Desirable knowledge and experience:

● Forklift certificate

● Chainsaw certificate


How to apply: Email your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]