The role of the Wood Shack Production Supervisor ( Carpentry/Joinery Supervisor) is two-fold. Firstly, to coordinate the production of core and bespoke product, all made from reclaimed wood. This involves making the products and liaising with customers about timescales and designs. Secondly, to take a lead in supervising and training other staff, apprentices and volunteers in woodwork and upskilling them to overcome their barriers.

About Jericho:

At JERICHO we use enterprise to change lives. We do this by running a diverse range of social enterprises and social projects
which create positive change in our communities and help people become fulfilled, skilled and employed. Often the people we help
just need a caring, supportive employer who will give them a chance to shine in work and in life.

In some cases, the people we support have lived experience of homelessness, mental ill health, addiction, disability, modern
slavery or the criminal justice system; in other cases they have struggled with the education system, experienced a difficult home life, or have low confidence and self-esteem.

Our model is straightforward and sustainable: we provide supported employment opportunities in businesses which offer
great value goods and services to the local community. Each time a customer chooses to buy from one of our enterprises they are supporting life-changing opportunities for people who need them most. Together we have directly supported over 8,000 people to become fulfilled, skilled and employed.

The more people shop with us the more good we can all do in people’s lives, it’s that simple. We are proud of the work we have
done so far but we are not stopping until we realise our vision of a world free from injustice where everyone is able to reach their full potential.

Join with us, let’s build better futures together.

About the role:

Job Title: Wood Shack Production Supervisor
Salary: £18,000 - £22,000 per annum
Job Role Band: B
Working Hours: 37.5 per week (includes weekends)
Reports to: Wood Shack Manager
Based at: The Wood Shack, Norris Way, Sutton Coldfield, B75 7BB

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Leading on the production of both bespoke and core product Communicating regularly with the customers, maintain records
and keep to agreed deadlines
Ensuring the safe operation and maintenance of the Woodwork areas, including machinery, extraction, bench equipment and hand tools
Providing training to staff and volunteers where appropriate on the safe and correct use of machinery
Completing toolbox talks and test competencies on a regular basis
Providing guidance and training to staff, volunteers and apprentices in how to process recycled wood and make the various products
Contributing to the design and production of new stock items
Contributing to the design and production of potential future woodwork classes
Working safely at all times and providing assistance and support to the Wood Shack Manager to ensure Health and
Safety in the workshop
Working with the Wood Shack Manager to manage stock control of workshop materials and consumables, as well as
advice around new tools to purchase
Answering customer queries in the Wood Yard when needed
Undertaking training as agreed with your manager
Deputising for the Wood Shack Manager including overseeing the yard/dealing with customers
Any other duties deemed necessary by the Line Manager

Personal Specification


• Commitment, understanding and living of Jericho’s five values: Respect, Equality, Love, Integrity and Excellence
• An appreciation of the Christian ethos of the organisation
Skills and Experience
• Woodwork/joinery qualification and/or experience
• A self-motivated person with a mature outlook/responsible
• approach, who can also motivate others
• Evidence of understanding and/or experience of working with
• socially excluded or disadvantaged people
• Evidence of understanding and/or experience of helping people
• grow in confidence and self-esteem such that they can achieve
• their true potential
• Ability to show leadership but also able to work under direction
• and be a team player
• Ability to safely handle, lift and move materials
• Good communication skills with a variety of personalities and
• needs
• Good personal organisation abilities

Additional considerations will be given for the following:

• Customer service experience
• First aid trained
• Manual handling trained
• A health and safety qualification
• Experience of working in a multi-ethnic, multi- faith setting


Skills & Experience

Additional Consideration Will Be Given For The Following

This role is subject to a successful DBS.

Please email your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

The covering letter must include:

Where you heard about the job vacancy
Why you want to be considered for the role
How you meet the criteria outlined in the personal specification

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Lucy
Watkin on 0121 327 6102.

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 19th February 2021
Interview Date : Wednesday 24th February 2021