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New Meaning Foundation

New Meaning Foundation


£20,000 - £30,000 depending on experience


Construction Supervisor and Trainer - Modular Homes


We're seeking an energetic, inspirational, ambitious colleague to join our small team and to teach our trainees on the live builds by role modelling great skills, attitude and behaviours.

The onus is on your attitude and ability to empathise with those from a background of hardship; to be able to encourage, support, inspire and assist those with damaged confidence or a lack of belief in "the system". We are not looking for a traditional, stereotypical, negative / critical / undermining approach. We are looking for someone who can spot the good in others and help them to develop.

You will be a multi-skilled tradesperson, carpenter or decorator working on the construction of the modular build of timber framed SIPS homes in a factory setting. You don't need to be "fully formed" for this job. We can show you how to build the homes. Your ability to work with others and communicate with positive reinforcement is the key ingredient.

We are open to applications from people of all ages but want to encourage younger applicants to consider the role as we can offer a level 4 Apprenticeship in Site Supervision as an incentive if that might be of interest.

Key Responsibilities

Lead small teams on general multi skilled construction works including carpentry; tiling; roofing; dry lining; exterior cladding; painting and decorating; site preparation; maintenance of tools.

The post holder will be required to demonstrate safe and proper work techniques to trainees and to supervise their learning of the use of tools and to comply with safety requirements at all times.

Assist with the maintenance of the factory environment, assisting the Site Manager with vocational training, safeguarding, health and safety responsibilities.

About us:


New Meaning Foundation is a dynamic, innovative, fast-moving charity that builds affordable, modern, modular homes for people from hardship, while training young people from difficult backgrounds. 

COVID-19 considerations:
We work in a well ventilated, high ceiling workshop with heavy duty extractor fans. All staff have access to sanitiser, masks and we encourage covid safe working practices.

You will have:

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

  • A teamwork ethos

  • Empathy and understanding for people in all circumstances

  • The desire to help learners to achieve their goals

  • Professionalism always – when working with learners and build projects

  • An ability to understand deadlines and be able to adapt to suit learner needs

  • Construction industry experience.

Job Details:

Type: Full-time or Part-time, 12 month contract - Permanent
Hours: 28 - 37.5 per week

Salary: £20,000.00-£30,000.00 per year (pro rata for part-time)

Schedule: Day shift, Monday to Friday

Location: Waterbeach, CB25 9PA

Remote working: No

Application deadline: 25/04/2022
Expected start date: 02/05/2022