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Housing Grants and Adaptations Officer (Construction)
  • Employer: London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Reference: LBH5040
  • Published: Tue 18/06/2019, 11:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 29/06/2019, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £38799 - £42684
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Civic Centre, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW

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Housing Grants and Adaptations Officer (Construction)

About Hillingdon

Hillingdon Council: Putting our residents first.

Hillingdon Council is committed to supporting residents to live in decent housing which offers independent living.

About the job

We are looking to appoint a Housing Grants and Adaptations Officer who will lead on pro-actively managing a caseload from end-to-end, delivering a high quality service that meets the needs of residents. Experience of managing construction or building and community projects at a senior level in housing based service is required.

The key responsibilities are:
• Undertaking site visits and inspections to ensure compliance with the contract, legislation and council standards
• Ensuring works to resident's homes, funded by grants, are delivered to the required standards on time
• Carrying out regular inspections of the related project work
• Managing, instructing and advising contractors on site on matters relating to quality control and the interpretation of contract documents
• Attending site meetings and maintaining accurate records in order to prepare progress reports
• Pro-actively identifying and suggesting improvements to current ways of working in order to deliver a more efficient and effective service for residents and tenants.• Ensuring that residents are regularly updated on the progress
• Chairing case review meetings and pro-actively working with staff in other organisations

About the person

You should have plenty of creative solutions and be motivated by the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives our residents.

Strong people skills are required to work constructively with contractors, residents and teams from all parts of the Council and partner agencies.

We need someone who is proactive, highly organised and can follow policies and procedures to deliver an effective service.

Additional information

If you would like to have a brief conversation with the recruiting manager prior to applying, please contact Greg Watson on 07892705444 or by email . We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include: • local government average salary pension scheme
• free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
• a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
• generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
• career breaks
• flexible working hours
• season ticket loan
• access to a Credit Union
• on-site staff restaurant at Civic Centre
• access to a wide range of training and courses
• discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
• payment of professional fees where these are required
• discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)
• cycle purchase scheme
• car sharing scheme
• 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses