Location: Based in Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex
Job Type: Full time, Permanent
Salary: From £14 to £16 per hour, depending on experience
Hours of work: Mon-Thurs: 7.30am - 5.00pm, Friday: 7.30am - 4.30pm

Bench Joiner Position

Established over 145 years ago, Bakers of Danbury are a privately owned Essex based heritage building contractor with an excellent reputation for our conservation expertise and quality of work. We work across Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Kent and Hertfordshire as well as into east, north and central London.

We are looking to recruit a Bench Joiner to join our expanding and thriving Joinery Division situated at our joinery workshop in Danbury. The successful applicant will have an excellent track record being skilled in creating high quality traditional and bespoke joinery with previous experience of woodworking machinery and working from CAD drawings.

This is an exciting and varied role which focuses on the production of high quality joinery for projects on some of the finest heritage, church, residential and historical buildings in the area.

Your work will include architectural joinery, hand crafted timber windows and doors, sash window manufacture and repairs, bespoke fitted furniture and cabinetry, kitchen design and build and detailed wood turning and carving. An eye for detail, an interest in building preservation and a pride in one's work is essential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working within the joinery workshop to create and produce high quality, traditional and bespoke joinery products
  • Understanding and working from CAD and pdf drawings
  • Producing and working from cutting lists taken directly off drawings
  • Setting up and operating the workshop machinery. This includes planers, thicknessers, spindle moulders and cross-cutting techniques
  • To work onsite and be part of the installation team as required
  • To work alongside the workshop manager and other team members to continually support and improve workshop procedures, observe Health and Safety rules and be observant of possible hazards in the workplace
  • Be hardworking with an eye for detail and a passion for your craft
  • The Bakers of Danbury Joinery Workshop

    The Bakers of Danbury joinery workshop works alongside our other departments to fulfill the joinery requirements of our Bakers of Danbury projects as well as taking orders directly from individual clients.

    We provide a full design, production and installation service for commercial, private and ecclesiastical clients. We also advise on construction techniques, materials and design drawings for approval. We pride ourselves on creating high-quality handcrafted products by combining traditional with modern techniques. We work on a variety of projects specialising in the preservation and conservation of historical buildings, listed properties and churches and our joinery provision is key to the success of these.

    Salary and Benefits

  • A competitive salary with the opportunity for project related bonuses
  • 21 days annual leave with the addition of statutory bank holidays
  • Employee life insurance
  • Auto enrolment into the company pension scheme
  • The opportunity to opt into contributory private healthcare
  • We are committed to the professional and personal development of all our staff by providing regular opportunities to undertake further training and personal development
  • We promote a positive working environment and a great team spirit which we support through team building and social events throughout the year. We are a member of the Building Mental Health Charter and provide all staff with access to a mental health first aider.

    How to apply

    If you would like to apply for the position of Bench Joiner, please email info@bakersofdanbury.co.uk

    Alternatively, please apply in writing with your CV and overview of your experience to date to: Managing Director, Bakers of Danbury Ltd, Eves Corner, Danbury, Essex CM3 4QB.