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Carpenter Locksmith

SkyBlue Solutions are recruiting a Carpenter on a permanent basis to work alongside the prison service.

HMP Pentonville - London N7 8TT

Purpose of the role:

  • To ensure the site is maintained to the agreed standard with the undertaking of planned maintenance, refurbishment and new works.
  • Responsible for the fitting, repair and maintenance of all locks and maintain locking schedules within the estate with adherence to Health and Safety guidelines
  • To undertake survey inspections for quality control purposes including in confined spaces and at height, recording all work and completing associated registers/logs

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must hold a City & Guilds, National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 2 or 3 in Carpentry or an equivalent qualification
  • Experience in similar role may be considered as alternative to formal qualification
  • Must be able to display competency in the use and operation of all associated power tools and machinery
  • Basic IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excel and Word
  • Essential Knowledge of relevant health and safety requirements


  • Good working Knowledge of planned preventive maintenance operations
  • Relevant professional qualifications
  • Up to date First Aid at Work Qualification desirable

Duties will include, but not limited to:

  • To take responsibility for planned maintenance, of all woodwork items throughout the establishment for both prisoners/staff areas including locks, doors and windows (excluding electronic locking systems)
  • To effectively undertake planned maintenance of locks in accordance with locking
  • policy
  • To take responsibility for the Installation of structures and fixtures
  • To take responsibility for the management of relevant stock.
  • To be responsible for quality checks, undertaking condemnation of locks and keys and make arrangements for transportation to central locking unit
  • To ensure allocated, planned maintenance and small repairs are carried out
  • To undertake survey inspections including in confined spaces and at height recording all work and completing associated registers/logs
  • To drive estates vehicles and operate plant equipment
  • To carry out locking duties as required
  • To undertake incidental and emergency or urgent tasks and assignments
  • To take accountability for ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation

If successful you will receive:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 Days Holidays + 8 Bank Holidays
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Sick Pay (Depending on Length of Service)
  • Annual Performance Award
  • Charity Days
  • Thank you, scheme

Due to the nature of the environment, you will be asked to complete the standard Security Vetting for the establishments.

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North London, England, UK