Location Hayes
Discipline: Operatives & Trades
Salary: £15.63 - £16.80 per hour / £31,697.64 - £34,070.40 per annum
Contact name: Atlanta Mansfield

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Job ref: 004302
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

Portakabin is currently recruiting for a Chargehand to join our progressive Hire Division in Hayes. You will supervise, motivate and organise Trade and Process Workers to achieve the delivery of a quality product. This is focused on Divisional standards that are set by agreed timescales on a daily basis, ensuring what has been confirmed to be carried out on a given day and is completed on time and in budget.

As a Chargehand you will support the management of the fitting out /refurbishment and the install /dismantle of Hire Fleet buildings and ongoing maintenance /suitability of facilities at the Hire and Service centre. This includes ensuring that all works are undertaken in a structured manner whilst maintaining effective cost control, meeting /improving upon planned costs, working within agreed timescales, adherence to safe working practices at all times and maintaining quality standards.

You will also support the management team on all aspects of Health and Safety within the area of responsibility, ensure operational best practice is followed and excellent customer service is always delivered.

You must have a valid UK Driving License.

Flexibility is required in this role due to the workload of projects and rectifications which are based on and off site (company vans are provided). Your working pattern will be 39 hours per week, Monday to Thursday 07:45 to 16:30 and finishing early on Friday at 15:30 (inclusive of lunch breaks).

Role Details

Starting salary: £15.63 ph. /£31,697.64 p.a. (Semi-Skilled) or £16.80 ph. /£34,070.40 p.a. (Skilled)

Opportunity to earn additional hourly rate based on skill set and behaviours. This is between; £0.23 ph. - £3.90 ph. (£466.44 p.a. - £7,909.20 p.a.) for Semi-Skilled or £0.25 ph. - £4.21 ph. (£507 p.a. - £8,537.88 p.a.) for Skilled.

Overtime is regularly available which is paid time at a premium rate of £21.15 ph. (Semi-Skilled) or £22.85 ph. (Skilled). On average you can earn an additional basic minimum of £5,499 p.a. (Semi-Skilled) or £5,941 p.a. (Skilled) in overtime. If you have any questions relating to the breakdown of pay please do contact us.

Role based: Hayes, UB3 1DY

Contract type: Permanent

24 days annual leave + bank holidays

Role Responsibilities

  • Ensure the operations team comply with all legislation, codes of practice, industry guidelines and/or Company procedures/policies relating to Health and Safety.

  • Ensure any direct working areas and the hire centre is maintained to a safe and orderly standard using 5 S, H&S Inspections and monthly SHE tour and report.

  • Maintain an accurate method of tracking the work program and complete accurate paperwork for all buildings through daily monitoring and managing progress against daily plan.

  • Check accuracy of building allocation paperwork, e.g., drawings and specifications. Ensuring fitout is to agreed specification.

Benefits & Opportunities

  • Ability to buy up to 5 days more annual leave

  • Annual Christmas closure of the business

  • Reward packages including merit rating scheme and length of service awards

  • Contributory pension and Life Assurance scheme

  • Health & wellbeing services including Mental Health First Aiders, free health helpline to support services and discounted gym memberships

There is also great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin. Roughly one third of our roles are filled by internal candidates!

Our Ideal Candidate

We’re looking for someone with practical operational experience ideally in construction related roles and experience of managing health and safety within construction working environments.

The ideal candidate will also have a solid understanding of various software packages including MS Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

Even if you do not match all of our ‘ideal’ criteria we would still be very keen to receive your CV as we love developing our people and may feel that you could be developed into this role.

About Portakabin

 As innovators in the science of building, we provide modular buildings for hire and sale, as well as supplying refurbished buildings and construction site accommodation. We deliver building solutions for organisations of any size, in sectors ranging from manufacturing, education and health to transport, utilities and construction.

Portakabin remains in the ownership of the York based Shepherd family and now employs more than 1800 people across ten European countries.