• Location


  • Sector:

    Housing Maintenance Trades

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £100 - 150 per day

  • Contact:

    Tamara Barnard

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    0203 176 4790

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Temp role to work for the UK's largest commercial painting and decorating contractor. 

About this role:

An exciting opportunity exists for a Full Time Painter for works in and around Reading. This has a potential to become a permanent role.

Role: To work for the local authority painting interior and exterior of commercial and residential buildings

Job Purpose/Background: To deliver high quality, problem free painting and decorating works in line with priced work whilst following health and safety rules on site

Key Responsibilities:

• Experience in the social housing sector very desirable 

• Reading specifications to determine required materials 

• Laying dust sheets to protect areas from paint

• Preparing and cleaning surfaces

• Repairing cracks and holes in walls

• Removing old paint or wallpaper by sanding or scraping, or by using heat guns, liquid paint removers or steam strippers

• Mixing and thinning paint

• Measuring, cutting and applying wallpaper or fabric to walls

• Mixing paint to an agreed shade

• Applying paint, stains, varnishes and other finishes

• Using brushes, rollers or spraying equipment

• Tidying up and cleaning your tools 


Knowledge / Experience:

• Have at least 2 years painting and decorating experience

• Ideally experience in the social housing or public sector

 • Painting and Decorating technical knowledge 

 • Must be able to make your way to a job

• Have own basic tools

• Communicate honestly, effectively and professionally 

• Proven track record in high quality decorating

• Able to snag own works before moving on to next area

• Able to deliver high quality works in line with project program

• Be able to work as a team and also alone on projects

• Have a strong work ethic and take pride in what they do

• Able to start immediately  

Build Recruitment Limited acts as an Employment Business for the supply of temporary workers and an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Build Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer.