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Job Reference: 58071

Technical Officer – Home Improvement Service

  • BedlingtonNorthumberland
  • £13.18 - £13.18 per hour
  • Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary Technical Officer to work with the Home Improvement Service in Bedlington, Northumberland. These positions are initially for a period of 3 months (one position is part-time and the other full-time). The hourly rate is £13.18 (PAYE and umbrella payment options are available).

The role:

To advise and assist elderly and disabled service users and families of disabled children to undertake improvements and adaptations to their homes with specific responsibility for giving technical support.

Responsibility for management of projects to ensure safety of contractors and service users where construction is underway:

To provide professional and technical support on all related issues.

To maintain knowledge of advances in best practice and ensure these are reflected in service delivery.

To provide services within allocated resources, in accordance with Council policies and departmental procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

      To visit elderly, disabled service users and families of disabled children to identify the most appropriate and cost effective solutions for meeting a client’s assessed clinical requirements and adaptions needs. This will include for example by provision of an extension; existing dwelling/garage conversion; through floor lift provision; and creation of suitable property access.

Provide frequent technical advice in relation to repairs or adaptations to service users homes and discuss alternative solutions

To carry out Measured, Defect, Condition, Decent Homes Surveys and Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS)

Frequent preparation of schedules of works which requires intense periods of concentration

Preparation of specification drawings for adaptations to be used by contractors, using autocad database

Manage and monitor database for past and current adaptation designs which correspond with DFG applications

Prepare schedules of defects, tender documents and specifications for works and recommend priorities.

Prepare preliminary estimates for prospective work

Frequently seek and evaluate tenders ensuring correct procedures are followed and value for money is achieved

Advise Team Manager on any technical aspects related to diagnosing property defects, specifying repairs and organising improvements and adaptations.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: M inimum HNC in Building Related Discipline
  • Experience: Experience of providing the full range of professional advice on a variety of property related matters. Experience in engaging effectively and working in partnership with external contractors.
  • Compliance: Proof of right to work in the UK and references covering the last 2 years.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: Part-time and full-time opportunities available.

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