Senior Housing Surveyor (DFG)

Bath & North East Somerset Council
£27,741 - £30,451
Closing date
22 Oct 2021

Senior Housing Surveyor (DFG)

Directorate: Sustainable Communities

Service Area: Housing

Salary: £27,741 - £30,451 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week

Post Ref: 21CORP60034C

Location: Civic Centre, Keynsham

Housing Services administers mandatory Disabled Facilities Grants with the Council’s Occupational Therapy service. The service has an important role to play in helping to adapt existing homes to promote independent living within the B&NES area.

We aim for high standards of customer service and are seeking a surveyor with a home improvement/adaptations background or equivalent to work with the Housing Standards and Improvement Team.

The appointed officer will action all stages of the Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) process including the assessment of eligibility for mandatory and discretionary grants.  The focus is on home visits and assisting the client with the making of a valid DFG application through to the satisfactory completion of work.

Applicants will need meet the requirements of the person specification which include:

  • A suitable Degree, Higher National Diploma, or equivalent in housing construction and adaptation related discipline.
  • Knowledge and understanding of building construction and home adaptation to facilitate independent living.
  • Computer literate and good working knowledge of relevant software.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to deal sensitively with elderly and disabled people.

Our district is a mixture of urban and rural and offers you a great place to live and work. In addition, we offer flexible working hours.

Your main place of work will be the award-winning, modern Civic Centre in Keynsham, halfway between Bath and Bristol, easily accessible via car or public transport, with a train station 5 minutes’ walk away.

Interested to find out more?

If you are interested in this post and require more details after reading the job description or just to chat through the role and what’s involved, please contact Luisa Roverato, Senior Environmental Health Officer on 01225 396219.

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Bath & North East Somerset Council has one overriding purpose – to improve people’s lives. We have four core values which shape every aspect of our working life and how we look to the future. These values are to be Bold, Empowered, Supportive and Transparent.

Please explain in your application how you could incorporate these values into the role you are applying for.

As an equal opportunities employer, Bath & North East Somerset Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and is opposed to discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.

Safeguarding Statement:

This is a Public Services Network (PSN) role and requires all successful applicants to undergo a Basic Disclosure check and a 3 year’s verification of employment history. Please note that any start date will be dependent on the receipt of a satisfactory Disclosure and verification of employment history.

Please note the Council operates a policy of prior consideration for roles for any individual on the Council’s at-risk register. This means should a redeployee express an interest in this role, providing they meet the essential criteria for the role, they will be interviewed before any shortlisting or interviewing of external candidates.

Closing date: 22 October 2021.

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