Working for Us

This is a business with a solid history and a good reputation.

We have been manufacturing premium quality timber windows and wooden doors since 1884 and are a multi-million pound business valued for its knowledge, honesty and technology.

Still owned and run by the Barnsdale family, we’re an SME that can deliver everything from an eight hundred window London development project to one window in someone’s home with professionalism and personality.

You’ll be joining a team with high values and standards that are applied both internally as well as in our community activities too.

Our mission is to become the benchmark amongst specifiers and end-users of high quality timber windows and doors, which means that our culture is based on improvement, accountability and teamwork.

With close ties to the local community which includes supporting voluntary fire fighters in the workforce, funding Guy Fawkes Night firework displays and sitting on the committee of IDEA (Improving Donington’s Environment for All), just to name a few, this is a friendly, down-to-earth company where you will feel included and can have real impact.

We believe leadership is about setting future goals and working with the whole team to promote success for all.

Here at George Barnsdale our leaders are visible and really do know how to do everything from the factory floor up. 

We want everyone to succeed so when you work for us you’ll be asked what you think, what ideas you’ve got and, if you take accountability and really show your worth, you’ll be rewarded with the chance to undertake externally accredited development courses, opportunities for promotion and recognition via our staff award scheme too.

Our leaders are focused on the success of the individual, the team and the organisation and are always looking to the future.

We offer good working conditions and quality of life.

Everyone has a life outside of work and here at GB we understand and respect that. 

Naturally we’re looking for people to join us who are as committed, flexible and hard working as the rest of the team but, as long as you’re pulling your weight, we offer commitment, flexibility, recognition and opportunity in return.

Our offices are located in pleasant surroundings with free on-site parking in a friendly, well serviced village.  We’re committed to keeping you safe and healthy and even offer a cycle to work scheme if you, like us, want to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

You’re looking for opportunity.

We’ve already told you about the accredited courses we offer, your chance to put ideas into practice and the potential to progress but, just in case you wanted the proof; two of the Directors of our business joined as apprentices and have worked up from there so, you can see, we really do practice what we preach.

Our approach to compensation and benefits is built on transparency and fairness.

Each year we carry out a benchmarking exercise to ensure our compensation packages remain fair when compared to similar companies and areas.

Our pay and bonus policies ensure that a review takes place every year and we’re open about the fact that individual performance and behaviours as recorded on the appraisal form, coupled with business figures and inflation form the criteria for review.

Aside from basic pay and bonus we also offer annual leave above the statutory minimum, staff reward scheme, enhanced pension contribution, free on-site parking, Cycle to Work Scheme, company vehicles, free company clothing and other job specific benefits.

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