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Community Carpenter

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 Per annum Including HCAS
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced carpenter/handyperson who is looking for something a little different? Would you like to help vulnerable people stay safe at home? If so then come work with us in Intermediate Care, part of your local Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Based at Fleet Hospital and providing carpentry services to patients in their own homes across the local area, you will have access to the Trust's workshop at Frimley Park Hospital. You will have regular 1:1 meetings with your line manager and working office space at Fleet.

You will be actively improving people's safety and helping them to stay at home safely. We will ensure you have the appropriate tools to do your work to a high standard and in return will support you with relevant professional training and qualifications as appropriate.

Main duties of the job

  • To deliver carpentry services to patients within their own homes
  • To drive a Trust vehicle (van) to and from patients' homes and to have direct clinical contact with patients, relatives and carers
  • To work autonomously, lone working in patients' homes
  • Improve patient safety in their own homes
  • Excellent communication and escalation skills
  • Occasional direct patient care
  • Escalate changes in patients' needs/equipment etc
  • To maintain contemporaneous patient records
  • Support the clinicians in their roles by undertaking delegated assessment, delivery and fitting of equipment, enabling patients to be as independent as possible
  • To support the administrative functions associated with equipment and stock management
  • Be flexible in approach at all times due to nature of rapidly changing priorities within the service
  • Manage multiple demands on your time and prioritise accordingly
  • To work 5 days a week as part of a rota covering our seven day service 8am-8pm

About us

There's never been a more exciting time to build your career at Frimley Health, one of the country's largest and most respected trusts

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (FHFT) has an outstanding reputation and a proud record of achievement. We have an ongoing commitment to improving the health and care services for the 900,000 people we serve across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

We continue to invest in our services and facilities, including a �10 million upgrade to the hospital maternity unit as well as �49m major new Emergency Assessment Centre on our Wexham Park site. The opening of a brand new �100m state of the art hospital which replaced the existing hospital facility at Heatherwood and are planning to invest further in diagnostics and inpatient capacity at Frimley Park.

We have also made significant investment in our quality improvement and digital programmes to support our vision and we will ensure that we achieve our aim of providing the highest quality healthcare to our patients. Our new EPR - Epic - went live in June and we are already beginning to reap the benefits of this ambitious investment.

Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other.

If you have a passion for clinical excellence, patient care and your own career development, you'll feel at home at Frimley Health.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide high quality carpentry services in patients homes this includes adhering to Trust values at all times, ensuring the work area is left clean and tidy
  • Positive engagement with patients and their carers/relatives
  • Undertake bespoke and standard carpentry fixtures and fittings
  • Undertake and act upon environmental risk assessments
  • Ensure you maintain professional skills and competence
  • Lone working in patients own homes
  • Provide direct line management to junior team members as identified
  • Adhere to all Trust and local policies and procedures
  • Maintain Mandatory and Statutory Training
  • Undertake external training as identified/required
  • Participate in the Trusts supervision and appraisal processes
  • Manage own workload in accordance with the services requirements and demands
  • Demonstrate a physical ability to undertake this role and manual handling. There is a frequent requirement to exert moderate physical effort for several short periods during a day
  • This job may involve occasional exposure to distressing situations eg, end of life care, carer stress, safeguarding concerns, patient or family distress at current circumstances
  • This job may involve frequent exposure to unpleasant working conditions e.g. bodily fluids, including urine and faeces, unpleasant smells and occasional exposure to hostility in the form of verbal and physical aggression

Person Specification



  • Maths & English GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • L3 carpentry qualification eg C& G in Carpentry and Joinery or equivalent or significant demonstrable experience to evidence competence
  • Full UK driving licence


  • L3 Health & Social Care



  • Wide experience of carpentry skills including variety of fixings and use of manual and electric bench tools
  • Computer experience, specifically Excel and Outlook
  • Able to prioritise own work and use initiative to manage competing priorities


  • Work as OT Technician

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Fleet Community Hospital


GU51 4LZ

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