Senior Grants Officer HB0208
We have an exciting opportunity at Havant Borough Council for a Senior Grants Officer.
Based in our modern Plaza building in Havant, with easy access to transport links and local shops, we offer a flexible working environment with attendance in the office combined with some remote working dependent on the requirements of the service.
We’re currently seeking a dynamic and customer focused individual to drive the delivery of an efficient and effective team delivering services for adaptations to promote independent living with the homes of disabled and vulnerable residents.
You will need a broad and detailed knowledge of Disabled Facilities Grant legislation and an ability to interpret the information and apply it within working practice.
Your role will be to approve grants and make payments in line with delegated powers, and to provide management information.
You'll support the Private Sector Housing Team Leader and deputise for them from time to time, within their specific area of expertise.
You will develop and review Council policies in line with statutory and local requirements, taking account of Government legislation and guidance, case law, local challenges and views of residents and customers.
You will be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of construction in a range of domestic property styles and construction types and be able to demonstrate your ability to deal with customers which may involve sensitive issues.
The production of schedules of works and specifications for a range of works.
You will need experience of working in a fast-paced front-line service, the production of schedules of work and specifications for a range of works including, level access showers, lifts, stair lifts, ramps, and extensions.
Previous experience of working with disabled people/Occupational Therapists/Surveyors and Technical Officers, and the ability to interpret an Occupational Therapist referral, undertake a feasibility visit and design adaptations that meets the requirements of the referral.
Educated to A level or equivalent standard or education, with knowledge and experience of building repair and or property maintenance. Proficient IT skills.
But above all else if you’re a team player that can operate on their own initiative, have excellent interpersonal skills and the aptitude to deliver an outstanding service, then you are the kind of person we want to hear from.
The successful candidate will need to:
- Hold a full clean driving licence and have access to their own vehicle for business use.
- Be able to travel to various locations and the ability to work unsociable hours, if necessary.
- A satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check
Why Choose Us?
We are a dynamic service with a fresh and optimistic approach to meeting challenges and opportunities and are committed to developing our people through training, qualifications and support to offer a varied experience.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life, so we offer 26 days annual leave, rising to 31 days after 5 years, with flexible and family friendly working policies (dependent on service need).
This role is advertised as full-time; however, we welcome job share applications as well as compressed/reduced hours. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if this is an option you’d like to explore.
In return for your hard work and contribution, we can offer you a competitive salary, support for your continuous professional development, generous annual leave, free parking, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and more. Take a look at our website for the full range of benefits and support we offer our staff https://www.havant.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers
If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Laurent Lemagnen, Private Sector Housing Team Leader on 02392 345678 or 07970 407380 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click apply and complete the short application process (3-4) minutes. Please ensure you attach your CV and covering letter, when completing your application on our recruitment platform Hireful – www.havant.gov.uk/jobs-us-apply-now. Please read the Role Profile to demonstrate how you meet the essential and desirable criteria.
Closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on 3 December 2023 and interviews will be scheduled in late December 2023 or January 2024 depending on availability of candidates.
Due to the current employment climate, we are receiving a high number of applicants for each post and as such may not be able to acknowledge receipt of your application. You will however be notified as to whether you made the shortlist soon after the closing date.
We want our workforce to reflect our diverse local communities, therefore, we encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and experiences. www.havant.gov.uk/our-organisation/equality-and-diversity
The council is an inclusive employer and appoints on merit. We are a Disability Confident Employer and have a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Veterans.
Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff members to share this commitment.
Havant Borough Council is a Category 1 Responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. All employees of the Authority will be expected to support any necessary actions required during an emergency response.