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Home Improvement Officer - Woolwich

Job Title: Home Improvement Officer - Woolwich
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Woolwich
Salary: £22.75 - 22.75 per hour
REF: PM1074532
Contact Name: Parbej Miah
Contact Email:
Job Published: 2 months ago

Job Description

Home Improvement Officer – Woolwich (Temp Vacancy)

Umbrella Pay Rate: £22.75ph

Full-Time (37 hours)

Job Purpose:

  1. Assisting with the delivery of the Council Home Improvement Service, so as efficiently deliver advice, casework and the administration of all private sector grants and loans [to homeowners, Registered Social Landlords & private sector landlords].
  2. Undertake activities to proactively identify empty properties and bring them back into use.
  3. Managing an individual caseload as allocated by the Home Improvement Manager.
  4. The carrying out of a range of services and functions delivered by the Disability & Home Improvement Team.


  • To undertake casework in relation to service users of the Disability & Home Improvement Team. Casework may be carried out via a range of means of communication including home visits.
  • To be responsible for the safekeeping of physical resources such as a laptop, mobile phone and camera.
  • Supporting service user[s] through the process of undertaking disabled adaptations, home improvements, repairs and maintenance and general building works to their homes. Such casework may include, but need not be limited to; explaining grant / loan terms and conditions; assessing eligibility for Council financial assistance; assisting with making grant / loan applications; processing applications; preparing the approval notice and any associated documentation; liaising with construction and clinical professionals and generally ensuring that effective client support is maintained.
  • To undertake proper and efficient administration of financial systems, as they relate to Council financial assistance, ensuring that; information submitted by service users is correct and verified; means tests are undertaken; all approvals and payments are cross-checked; all compliance checks are carried out on completed grants / loans; grant / loan repayments are pursued as necessary.
  • To produce statistical information and run reports to allow the effective management of budgets, performance indicators and other outputs.
  • Advising service user[s] by undertaking assessments of need and advising on, evaluating and developing options and alternative solutions, Such solutions may comprise any of the following; providing financial assistance via grants; obtaining donations from other sources; use of savings; obtaining commercial loans and exploring alternative housing. To liaise with and refer the service user to other relevant agencies, as appropriate, and ensure that they maximise take-up of all relevant benefits and allowances.

We offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

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