Job type

Roofing labourer

£15k - £23k

Typical salary

37 – 42

Hours per week

Roofing labourers help qualified roofers to repair and replace slate, tile and flat roofs.

More info

  • Help qualified roofers to repair and replace slate, tile and flat roofs
  • You'll need the ability to follow instructions, practical skills to use tools
  • You could become a qualified roofer or work for a building trade supplier


  • Unloading building supplies
  • Carrying construction materials up ladders
  • Stripping old roofs
  • Cutting timber, slates and tiles
  • Helping with roof repairs
  • Mixing mortar
  • Spreading bitumen on flat roofs
  • Clearing the scaffold of old roofing materials


The job is physically demanding and you'll be working at height. You'll often work longer hours during the summer.

You'll need

This role would be ideal for someone who enjoys working outdoors and with their hands. You'll need the ability to follow instructions and have practical skills to use tools.

There are no set entry requirements but previous construction experience may be useful. A driving licence would also be helpful.

You may need a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card for some jobs, although your employer can help you to get a trainee one when you start.

You may also be able to get into this job through an apprenticeship.


With further training you could become a qualified roofer. Other options include working for a building trade supplier, or as a lorry driver delivering construction materials to sites.