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22/02/2019

CURRENT VACANCIES

We are a well-established building contractor with a reputation for undertaking high quality conservation and restoration works.  We are also skilled general builders.

Due to growing demand, experienced masons, carpenters and a Working Foreman are required to join our Herefordshire team.  Experience in conservation and restoration works would be preferred.

 

MASONS:

General day-to-day works entail:

  • Rubble stonework

  • Dry stone walling

  • Raking out and re-pointing

  • Laying stone slabs and paving

  • Block and brickwork

The nature of our work requires employees to engage in a variety of tasks across all trades, so adaptability in the role is essential.

 

 

CARPENTERS:

 

All general carpentry tasks are essential to the role, but experience in repair and restoration works is preferable.  Typical works may entail:

  • Traditional timber frame repairs

  • Traditional cut roof works

  • General first and second fix carpentry and joinery work

Adaptability and a willingness to help all trades is also required as site works will be varied.

 

 

To maintain the high standards that I. J. Preece & Son Ltd offers, ideal candidates must:

  • Work well as part of a team.

  • Have a keen eye for detail, always striving for the best results.

  • Be a conscientious worker with good housekeeping.

  • Be willing to put their hand to any task and help colleagues in other trades if required.

  • Have a willingness to travel to neighbouring counties for work.

  • Hold a clean UK Driving Licence.

Training and guidance can be provided, if required.

 

 

 

To apply, please submit a short C.V with details of previous employment and suitable experience.  Photographs of previous work to support your application would be an advantage but is not essential.

 

Please send applications to:

 

Email:          janine@ijpltd.co.uk

Address:     I. J. Preece & Son Ltd, Unit 8, Wormbridge Court, Wormbridge, Hereford, HR2 9DH

 

If you have any enquiries or would like to discuss the roles further, please contact us on:

Email:         mail@ijpltd.co.uk

Tel:              01981 250 537

WORKING FOREMAN VACANCY

We are a medium-sized family-run firm, specialising in the conservation and restoration of historic buildings and monuments, as well as being highly competent in all areas of general building.

We are looking for a competent Working Site Foreman with outstanding leadership skills for our construction sites. You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the site and liaising with employees, supervisors, industry professionals and clients to ensure that your projects are completed on time and within budget, to the high standard that we expect.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Plan, implement and manage construction tasks in accordance with priorities and goals.

  • Organise sub-contractors and direct employees to ensure that daily tasks are completed, and the project is finished to a high standard.

  • Communicate well with other Site Foremen to ensure adequate workers and resources are available for the timely completion of each project.

  • Produce schedules and monitor attendance of workforce.

  • Allocate and delegate responsibilities

  • Supervise, train and give feedback to workers

  • Organise site inductions for all employees and visitors.

  • Guarantee all safety precautions and quality standards are met.

  • Check plant, machinery and equipment to ensure the safety of all those on site and supervise the use of machinery and equipment.

  • Ensuring the safety of all those on site and constantly monitoring the safe working practices of employees.

  • Communicating with clients, staff, professional trades and consultants as necessary.

  • Analyse work to be undertaken and write risk assessments and method statements as required.

  • Assessing and writing-up temporary works permits.

  • Confidently, quickly and calmly resolve any emerging problems and issues that may occur.

 

Requirements:

  • You will bring a wealth of experience in the building trade. Experience in the conservation and restoration sector would be an advantage but is not essential.

  • General knowledge of all trades as well as being qualified in a trade of your own.

  • Willingness to work alongside all trades to help progress projects.

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to listen and to confidently direct others.

  • Work well as part of a team.

  • Used to working to tight deadlines.

  • Good time-management skills

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Good eye for detail, always striving for perfection.

  • Have a strong, working knowledge of site safety procedures.

  • Excellent knowledge of construction operations and equipment.

  • Experience in working to architects’, engineers’ and consultants’ schedules, drawings and bill of quantities.

  • Ability to direct, supervise and troubleshoot common issues that arise on the job with strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Great communication skills, through email, telephone and face-to-face conversations.

  • Valid SMSTS would be an advantage but is not essential.

  • Hold a clean UK Driving Licence.

Training and guidance can be provided, if required.

 

To apply, please submit a short C.V with details of previous employment and suitable experience.

Please send applications to:

 

Email:          janine@ijpltd.co.uk

Address:     I. J. Preece & Son Ltd, Unit 8, Wormbridge Court, Wormbridge, Hereford, HR2 9DH

 

If you have any enquiries or would like to discuss the roles further, please contact us on:

Email:         mail@ijpltd.co.uk

Tel:              01981 250 537

20/01/2019

WE'RE ON THE TELLY!

We have recently completed Landmark Trust's 200th project at Llwyn Celyn, Cwmyoy.

 

The dilapidated buildings were carefully restored during the ambitious 2 year project, with the upmost care being taken to conserve as many of the original materials as possible so that building can be enjoyed for many generations to come.

The work behind the prestigious project was filmed for the 2-part documentary, '£4 Million Restoration: Historic House Rescue', which was first shown on 16th January 2019 on More 4.  The documentary provides a fascinating  behind-the-scenes insight into the work of Landmark Trust as well as the skilled craft work required to rescue such a historic building.

To see the documentary trailer and go to Landmark Trust's website, click here.

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