Job Title: Senior Technical Officer (Adaptations Surveyor)
Salary range: £40,876 pa - £43,857 pa
Hours: 37 per week
Hertfordshire Home Improvement Agency (HHIA) provides an end to end adaptations service for disabled adults and children across 5 Districts within Hertfordshire (Stevenage, Broxbourne, East Herts, North Herts and Watford) in relation to provision of Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs). Grants can be used to provide essential adaptations to housing to enable more independent living. Examples of adaptions include stairlifts, level access showers or extensions. The HHIA provide a full service from grant application, design specification through to managing contractors.
HHIA are now looking to recruit a Senior Technical Officer (STO) to lead their small technical team responsible for reviewing recommendations for housing adaptations from Occupational Therapists and the HHIA’s in-house Trusted Assessors and designing those adaptations to ensure that the client’s needs are met in line with what is feasible and practical in relation to the property. The STO will oversee the allocation of work to the technical team, approving their designs and sign off for works to commence, as well as managing their own workload of the more complex cases involving extensions or other building projects requiring the expertise of a qualified surveyor. Additionally, the STO will manage contractor relationships and provide sign off on technical works at their completion.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in a small but growing team, providing services to disabled adults and children across Hertfordshire. Experience of the DFG process would be useful, but a commitment to delivering a seamless and efficient service to our customers is a must.
- Building surveying or construction related qualification e.g. BTEC, HND, BSc
- Member of a construction related professional body i.e. CIEH, RICS, CIOB, CABE
- Experience in use of AutoCad
- Contract Management Experience
- Ability to work collaboratively with a range of professionals (Including occupational therapists, building contractors, health and casework officers)
- Understanding of DFG Legislation and regulatory grant conditions would be derisible – but not essential
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Hertfordshire Home Improvement Agency on 01992 588124.
Closing date: Sunday 3rd October 21
Interview date: Monday 11th October 21