Disabled Facilities Grants Officer
Buckingham Future have an opportunity in Hertfordshire for a Disabled Facilities Grants Officer.
To participate in the Council’s Private Sector Housing services, including surveying of dwellings, preparation of specifications of work, and the processing of mandatory and discretionary grant applications; as well as investigation of complaints of poor housing conditions in the private sector.
- To maintain a personal caseload in respect of Disabled Facilities Grants and actively manage this to achieve service targets and customer satisfaction.
- To monitor the Disabled Facilities Grant budget spend and commitment within each financial year and ensure that the financial controls in place are adhered to.
- To undertake detailed surveys, prepare scaled drawings, statutory notices, estimates, specifications of work, costings and reports on conditions involving a range of residential property types. To include Housing Health and Safety Rating System, Decent Homes, adaptations, internal procedural standards and any other relevant standards.
- To assess the feasibility of disability adaptations requested by the Occupational Therapy Service and liaising with clients and Occupational Therapists and other relevant parties in developing appropriate schemes of work.
- Undertaking analysis of returned tenders for works, and recommending acceptance, supervise works on site, deal with any technical queries, issue contract instructions and minor variation orders, ensuring adherence to specifications and appropriate standards, and target timescales to ensure client satisfaction.
- Liaise with contractors, landlords and their agents; ensuring that work is satisfactorily completed to specifications and to ensure proper standards of workmanship.
- Certify the completion of contracts, calculating costs, variations and client contributions and recommend approval of interim and final payments in respect of works, to ensure that works are satisfactorily completed and ensuring value for money.
- Maintain comprehensive and accurate records and performance information in respect of own casework.
- Maintain a comprehensive working knowledge of relevant legislation codes of practice, circulars, policies and technical developments.
- Contribute to the development of publicity material and promotion of the service to raise awareness of standards and tackle poor housing conditions.
- A detailed knowledge of building construction and defects in traditional housing.
- Knowledge and understanding of Housing Act Legislation, statutory nuisance and other legislation particularly in relation to dwellings.
- Understanding and practical experience of PACE.
- Knowledge and understanding of renovation grants.
- Currently undertaking an approved training course.
- A recognised qualification (e.g. BTEC, HNC) in environmental health, building construction or surveying.
To register your interest, please call us on 020 8732 5450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org