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Adaptions Officer

Job Description

A Local Authority based in North Kent is looking for a DFG Adaptions Officer to join their team. This is a full time, temporary contract and the successful candidate will hold Full Relevant Surveying/Construction Qualification, extensive experience with Disabled Facilities Grants, experience of undertaking Disabled adaptions works and ideally experience within a similar local authority or housing role.

The main purpose of the role is to provide technical advice for Housing Adaptations and assist in the management of the Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) process and all other adaptations funded through the Adaptation Service within Private Sector Housing.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following competencies;

Relevant building/surveying qualification/experience

Environmental Health Officer / Environmental Health Technician.

Relevant Housing background

Knowledge of the current legislation

Working in a technical field of housing adaptations for people with a disability

Experience working in a relevant technical field

Knowledge of the current legislation

Ideally HHSRS training

The main responsibilities of the role are as follows;

To assist in the day to day running of the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) and Council Adaptation process giving advice and information to both the public, Occupational Therapists and other key professionals.

To provide technical advice, regarding alterations and adaptations to properties for both the public and relevant professionals. Ability to understand specifications for works and/or working drawings.

Ability to use the relevant IT systems, to keep accurate records of the Disabled Facilities Grant and the Council House Adaptation process, and ensure that each case can be tracked.

Ability, to provide statistical and monitoring data, to outline, both the current position and timescales involved in the adaptation process.

To keep accurate budget figures for the various elements of the Adaptation process e.g. Disabled Facilities Grant and Council House Adaptations budget. Be able to advise the Service Manager of the budget position in the absence of the Senior Adaptations Officer.

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such is offering an hourly rate of £25 - £35 p/hr Umbrella Ltd (Approx. £630 - £720 p/week NET after deductions) depending on skills and experience. If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.

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