Scenic Construction Metalwork Assistant


Starting salary: £27,600 pa

Fixed term contract - to October 2023

Based in Purfleet, Essex


This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Royal Opera House Scenic Construction team at the Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop, our purpose built state-of-the-art 3750 sq metre building in Purfleet, Essex. The site contains a scenic construction carpentry workshop, metal workshop, paint studio and fit up area, enabling us to make scenery for the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet companies and the Birmingham Royal Ballet.


We are seeking to appoint an experienced Metalwork Workshop Assistant to assist with duties for the Scenic Construction Metalwork team, including spraying.

You will ideally have:

  • Experience of labouring in a workshop or construction environment is desirable.
  • Experience involving the metalwork and spraying an advantage.
  • Previous forklift driving desirable (though training will be given)
  • Basic knowledge of workshop machinery and able to undertake basic maintenance tasks.
  • Strong awareness of and adherence to Health and Safety policy and best practice.
  • A Full clean driving license and ability to drive the ROH van is essential.


The Royal Opera House is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. We welcome applications from those who are currently under represented in our workforce; in particular those who are ethnically diverse and/or disabled. As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential minimum criteria for our vacancies.

A full job description is available below. To apply, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on `Apply Now`. For queries please contact the HR Department at hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk You can also contact us if you have any access needs for making an application.

Closing date for applications: 8am Monday 27th September 2021

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK. No agencies.




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