Job Description Building Site Worker

Job Title

Building Site Worker

Line Manager/ Reports to

Insert as applicable e.g. Site Manager  

Team/ Department

Insert as applicable


Insert as applicable e.g. Poole site or such other location that may be required of the job role

Website details can be inserted here

Job Ref & about the organisation  

Social Media info etc 

Core Objectives

Part of a team providing general work, support and assistance to skilled trades people on a building site.


The role would include general support duties including site preparation and clearance, maintaining general site tidiness and assisting in maintaining site security.


Performing tasks as directed by the Line Manager to include digging trenches, laying foundations, basic plastering and carpentry duties and working using your own initiative within prescribed criteria.


As directed by the Line Manager to assist with site storage, lifting, fetch supplies, unload and check deliveries and undertake tasks to assisting tradesmen generally.


This will also include assisting with regular checks and assessments of all site areas.  


Main Tasks/Duties and Responsibilities  



Day to day responsibilities

providing general support and assistance to skilled trades people on a designated project/site

– general support duties including digging trenches, laying foundations, plastering and carpentry duties, site preparation and clearance, maintaining general site tidiness and assisting in maintaining site security

– as directed by the Line Manager to assist with site storage, lifting, fetch supplies, unload and check deliveries

– undertaking tasks to assist tradesmen generally

identify hazards, defects and the need for adjustment or repair; to ensure compliance with applicable codes, law, working practices and health and safety

– liaising with Line Manager and other site workers and performing jobs as and when they are required, in accordance with contract requirements and within designated time limits

– working using your own initiative within your role – do not wait to be asked

– ensure compliance with appropriate codes, procedures and legislation, including health and safety

– maintain accurate worksheets and records/documentation associated with your work

– report to Line Manager

– immediately report problems/failures that may impact on the organisation and/or its clients/customers to Line Manager

– meet your targets and contribute to those of the team as a whole

– contribute towards the smooth running of the team

– adhere to all organisation policies and procedures, including those relating to hygiene, respect for other team members, time keeping and flexibility


From time to time you may be expected to be part of special projects as are reasonably required of your job role.

You are responsible for your allocated workload and must meet all targets as agreed with your Line Manager. You must contribute towards the smooth running of the organisation generally.


Your usual hours will be from 8am to 4pm. However you will be expected to work as and when necessary to meet the needs of the team and your targets.

Insert following if applicable Your job will involve travel to sites within the agreed area. The agreed area is insert e.g. 20 mile radius, county etc

Secondary Tasks/Duties





The role is part of the whole organisation team and as such requires you to perform such reasonable tasks that are required, as and when necessary, to maintain, promote, develop and expand the business of our organisation and its interests generally.


You must carry out your duties to the best of your ability, having consideration for the needs of your colleagues, the Organisation and its clients/customers. You must obey all lawful and reasonable orders given to you and comply with the Organisation’s rules, procedures and policies


Management / Supervisory Responsibilities


People or equipment



You are responsible for the equipment provided to you for use in your job role. This means you must ensure that equipment is used in accordance with training provided, all of the organisation’s policies and procedures and the law and using, where applicable, any safety equipment or Personal Protective Equipment provided. You are responsible for ensuring that the equipment you use is maintained and can be used/operated at all times.


Essential Abilities/ Competencies of this job role

You need

– to have achieved the qualifications  insert as applicable e.g. Level 1 Award in Basic Construction Skills

– to hold the following  insert as applicable e.g. CSCS Card, CCNSG  passport

– experience in this type of job role – insert as applicable e.g.   minimum 2 years

– requisite knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials common to the environment

– to demonstrate knowledge of applicable codes, standards, and regulations

– to be flexible and willing to work as part of a team

– to be friendly and approachable

– to understand and deliver good customer service

– good attention to detail

– demonstrable time management and project management skills

– a full driving licence

insert anything else required


You need to have and maintain (with regular training and updates as necessary) the knowledge, technical skills and qualifications that are necessary to perform your job role to comply with the requirements of the Organisation and any applicable rules, regulations and with any law which applies to your job role.

Special Working Conditions

You may be expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s overtime policies

The nature of your role will require you to travel within the area that your team covers. However, from time to time you may be expected to travel outside that area as the job role requires.


Salary level

C – 19,000


insert details of any benefits

Approved by Name

John Smith

Job Role

Site Manager

Date approved