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Recruitment / January 2021

Unity Doors is a specialist in the design, manufacture and supply of composite and timber door sets and accessories. We supply cost-effective, high-performance products, with a strong focus on safety and quality. As well as investing on our manufacturing operations we continue to invest in the development of innovative products and services and we are one of the first manufacturers to launch a range of fully compliant and CE marked external fire doors.

We are recruiting for a Production Supervisor to join our Newent Production Management team.

Essential details

  • Reporting to: Manufacturing & Engineering Manager
  • Direct reports: Production Operatives over 2 shifts
  • Location: Based at our Head Office in Newent, Gloucestershire
  • Hours work: Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week – flexible approach
  • Salary: Dependent on experience – Up to £35k per annum
  • Benefits: Up to 23 days holiday (plus bank holidays), contributory pension scheme, life assurance, discount on products

About the role

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To achieve the output figures using the agreed direct labour pool for in the most efficient manner and within agreed limits for overtime working
  • To communicate clearly and regularly with the employees to ensure that everyone is aware of the daily/weekly and monthly priorities in order to achieve the appropriate site budgets
  • To communicate and agree priorities with Manufacturing & Engineering Manager should problems in production arise
  • To recommend ways in which the output can be improved or costs can be reduced to improve to profitability and efficiency of the business
  • To work with the Manufacturing & Engineering Manger to identify poor performance and absence issues and to take the necessary action to correct this including carrying out disciplinary procedures as necessary 
  • To ensure that quality targets are met and corrective actions are undertaken in a timely manner to correct faults.
  • To ensure that all staff follow and adheres to Health and Safety requirements and that they lead by example on how people should perform their roles safely
  • To implement training for staff to ensure that we have sufficient skilled resources in key areas to be able to develop the business
  • To develop and maintain high levels of housekeeping and organisation throughout the workplace and promote good housekeeping at every level
  • Take leadership role and deputise for Manufacturing & Engineering Manager, as and when appropriate, as well as cover the other Supervisor’s key duties when absent 

Skills, abilities and characteristics

  • Previous experience of successfully supervising a production unit with varying volumes and mix of work
  • Strong man-management skills with experience of dealing with HR / Employment matters 
  • Clear understanding of Health and Safety practices and experience of implementing and reinforcing procedures
  • Highly organised approach to work and able to react positively to demands from the business 
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to influence individuals 
  • Computer literate 
  • Must be able to lead from the front and to be a positive role model 

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We're looking to appoint someone as soon as possible, so please forward cv's to stating your salary expectation, notice period and of course highlighting your strengths.  

Unity Group

Welcome to the Unity Group
The Unity Group comprises of:

Unity Doors is our specialist door company and one of the UK’s leading door manufacturers. We’ve been serving the industry for over 20 years and had the privilege of selling over 2 million composite doors to trade, business and domestic UK customers.

Whether it’s a classic, understated look, or something contemporary and bold, we’re proud to offer an extensive range of high quality external and internal doors - along with a great selection of finishes, designs, glazing options and accessories and Secured By Design fire doorsets.

JCK Joinery is a premium brand within our group. JCK are experts in creating bespoke timber doors and exclusive joinery solutions: including CE marked external fire doors..