Painter & Decorator

  • Job Reference: INV01/AD
  • Date Posted: 4 November 2020
  • Employer: Bell Group
  • Website:
  • Location: Inverness, Highland
  • Salary: £12.67 Per Hour
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

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Job Title: Painter and Decorator


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


Hourly rate: £12.67 (paid weekly in arrears)


Expected start date: Immediate


Reporting to: Site Supervisor


We are the largest dedicated painting and maintenance contractor in the UK both in terms of our directly employed workforce and geographical coverage. We directly employ 1600 skilled members of staff and have a projected turnover of approximately £102 million for the current financial year, all directly relating to our core business of property maintenance and refurbishment works.

Whilst maintaining our position as market leader, Bell Group remains a family-owned and operated company.

For additional information on Bell Group, please visit | Twitter: @BellGroupUK | LinkedIn:

Bell Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Living Wage Employer.


Job Purpose:

To deliver high quality, snag-free painting and decorating works in line with project programme and health and safety rules on site


Duties may include:

  • Calculating the materials needed for a project
  • Advising customers on colour selection and choice of wall coverings
  • Reading specifications to determine required materials
  • Building and installing access equipment e.g. towers
  • 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
  • Working in clients’ businesses or homes

Key Requirements:

  • Have at least 2 years painting and decorating experience
  • Painting and Decorating technical knowledge
  • CSCS
  • Be comfortable working at height
  • Must be able to make their way to a job
  • Have own basic tools
  • Communicate honestly, effectively and professionally with Bell Group employees and clients
  • Have good communication skills (English is essential)
  • Adhere to safety rules on site, including wearing PPE at all times
  • Be reliable and trustworthy
  • Effective time management
  • 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

 Additional Skills:

  • Be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • Flexible and open to change
  • Able to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • Customer service skills
  • Knowledge of public safety and security
  • Able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device


  • Uniform and PPE provided
  • Paid holidays
  • Pension plan contributions