Vacancy: Forklift Driver & Site Assistant

Are you a Forklift / Telehandler driver that wants to progress into site management? Have you got good experience of working on busy new-build housing developments, and do you also enjoy being a handyman and assisting the site manager with the safe and efficient running of the site?

If you’re just looking for an easy 7:30am to 4:00pm job, this position isn’t for you. If on the other hand you’re looking for an opportunity to advance your career, to have variety, and to use your skills and broaden your experience, and you want to be a valued member of the site management team, with your greatest reward being part of a team that’s building quality homes that you can be proud of, then we are the kind of company you want to work for and you should definitely apply for this position.

Site Based, West Midlands & Surrounding Counties.

The first site will be in Telford, where we’re building 81 houses for a leading housing association.

Experience, Skills & Qualifications Required:
To succeed in this role you will need to have good experience of being a site forklift driver on busy new-build housing developments and possess general handyman / DIY skills. Your experience will have ideally been gained over a number of years.

Qualifications you must hold as a minimum;

  • CSCS Blue card (CPCS competent operator card)
  • CPCS Telescopic Handler A17 Wheeled

It would be useful if you also have;

  • NVQ/SVQ level 2 
  • CPCS Plant and Vehicle Marshaller A73
  • CPCS Slinger/signaller/banksman A40
  • First Aid at Work
  • Scaffold Awareness and Inspection

Why Wonderful Homes:
Launched in March 2012, Wonderful Homes is an award winning house builder that has enjoyed consistent profitable growth through successfully delivering developments including starter and luxury homes for open market sale, and land, design & build packages for Housing Associations. As a result of this success we have significant own funds available to buy sites and have development lenders that are keen to fund our projects. We are therefore now well placed to scale up our operation and grow the business significantly over the coming years. We have ambitious growth plans and intend to become a leading regional house builder.

We are therefore able to offer the successful candidate the exciting and fairly unique opportunity of joining an established business early in it’s growth phase, being part of what we are sure will be an extremely rewarding journey ahead, with opportunities for career progression.

Working Hours:
You will be required to work the hours necessary to carry out the role depending on the operational hours of each specific site. Typically this will be 7:30am to 5pm, 5 days per week, Monday to Friday.

You’ll enjoy a competitive salary package that will include a discretionary bonus, company pension scheme and 31 days paid holiday. You will also have the opportunity for formal training to progress your career, this will start with putting you through SSSTS and First Aid at Work training.

Start Date:
As soon as possible.

How to apply:
Please simply call our 24hr automated recruitment line on 0121 228 2218 to register your details and confirm that you have the required Experience, Skills & Qualifications stated above. We will then call you back to follow up, typically the next day. Please do not email, message or send us your CV at this stage.

Recruitment Agents:
We prefer not to use recruitment agents to fill employed vacancies. We have nothing against recruitment agents, we just find that the very best candidates for employed positions will use their own initiative and skills to find us and apply to us directly.