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Major Works Officer

  • Job reference: jt0052
  • Location: Hammersmith and Fulham, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Housing Professionals
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Job description: An exciting opportunity has arisen at a London Local Authority as they look to recruit a Major Works Officer. They will be required to prepare and send the relevant notices, estimated and final accounts in respect of major works in line with current legislation. Coordinate all information from the Council in relation to major works service charges.

The Role
Your key duties within the role will include the following:
*Coordinate information and costs relating to major work service charges from all Divisions within the Council carrying out major works.
*Ensure major work provided to blocks, estates and freehold houses/conversions are properly identified and relative costs included in the major works service charge account.
*Be responsible for calculating the costs recoverable from leaseholders (or freeholder where appropriate) in accordance with the terms of the lease and legislative requirements.
*Ensure that the cost of works/improvements and repairs can be recovered in accordance with the legislation and those works/repairs were included on the Section 125 Notice served at the time of offer where applicable.
*Protect income by issuing all statutory Notices within the agreed timescales and respond to all observations within the statutory period.
*Ensure all information is accurately processed into the major works service charges system.
*Ensure that Section 20B notices are served within 18 months of major works costs being incurred in cases where the final accounts have not been provided.
*Provide all completed accounts to the Service Charges Manager or Director of Finance for inspection and certification as appropriate.
*Accurately process all financial data immediately to ensure the highest standards of consistent customer satisfaction.
*Issue accounts using the debtors system and dispatch to leaseholders (freeholders where appropriate) with all necessary information.
*Respond promptly and effectively to any observations received in relation to notices served.
*Respond to queries arising from the issue of the major works service charge account and delegate queries and requests to relevant officers in other departments as appropriate, ensuring the query is dealt with promptly and efficiently.
*Ensure all disputes and queries on major works are addressed and resolved to facilitate maximum income recovery.
The Candidate
To be considered for this role the individual must demonstrate understanding of financial information systems and ability to interpret such information. Have experience and understanding of the Landlord and Tenant Act and other relevant legislation.
The Contract
This is a full-time role for 36 hours, 12 week contract starting 08/04/2019 and running until the 21/06/2019

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How to Apply
If you wish to apply for the role, please send over a copy of your CV to Jason Thomas at Service Care Solutions (Jason. thomas @ service care. org .uk) or feel free to call Jason on 01772 208 966.