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Deputy Workshop Manager

Date Added
24 June 2021
Organisation
The Classic Prop Hire Company
Location
Southall, Middlesex
Salary
£30,000 - £35,000
Job Specification
The Classic Prop Hire Co is a busy company supplying furniture and props to the film and television industry. We 
are looking for a Deputy Workshop Manager to join our team in Southall, Middlesex. 
 
Your role would be to assist the Workshop Manager in leading and managing our friendly in-house workshop 
team, along with maintaining and repairing our vast stock of antique furniture and accessories. 
 
Additionally, due to industry demand, we anticipate expanding this department to incorporate model making, 
along with the Workshop Manager you would play a key role in this expansion. 
 
The successful applicant will have at least two years of experience in set and scenic construction or similar 
industry and have knowledge of a broad range of construction techniques and materials, as well as excellent 
woodworking skills. 
 
You would also need to work in conjunction with the Loss & Damage Coordinator to calculate repair costings 
which will be passed on to our clients. 
 
Key duties & responsibilities 
 
• To help manage a team repairing a broad and varied collection of furniture and accessories. Using 
artistic vision and ability to realise creative ideas. 
• To assist the Workshop Manager in supervising the work of all workshop staff including casual and 
service providers to ensure best working practices in terms of safety and quality. 
• To personally comply, and assist the Workshop Manager to ensure all workshop staff and contractors 
comply with Health & Safety requirements. 
• Have the ability to work on your own initiative, prioritise and meet deadlines. 
• Share responsibility for the day to day safety and cleanliness of the workshop. 
• Assist in obtaining costings and quotations for all workshop materials. Including keeping accurate 
records. 
 
Essential Requirements: 
 
• At least two years’ experience in Theatre construction or similar 
• Experience in managing budgets, purchasing and negotiating with suppliers 
• Excellent woodworking skills 
• Strong communication skills 
• Initiative to work alone with minimum supervision 
• Positive and flexible approach to problem-solving with attention to detail 
• Computer literate 
• Willingness to learn new skills 
 
Desirable Requirements: 
 
• Knowledge of upholstery 
• Traditional cabinetry skills 
• Interest in furniture restoring 
• French polishing 
• Diploma in electrical installation 
• Previous model making experience
Application Details
Applicants should apply via email with a CV and cover letter to lucy.mcallister@classicprophire.com
Closing Date
06 August 2021
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