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Technical Officer - Bootle

Job Title: Technical Officer - Bootle
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Bootle
Salary: £20 per hour
REF: PM763615
Contact Name: Parbej Miah
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Technical Officer – Bootle (Temp Vacancy)

Umbrella Pay Rate: £20.00ph

Full-Time (37 hours)

Job Purpose:

Supporting the Principal Housing Improvement Officer in the delivery of comprehensive and efficient Home Improvement Service the post holder will assess adaptation requirements in line with relevant legislation, undertake design work to address identified requirements efficiently and effectively and manage the delivery of the works to a high standard.


  • To provide an efficient and effective service to clients who are enquiring about, have made an application for, or have received approval for, the various types of grant or loan assistance provided by the Council.
  • To organise and oversee all technical aspects of the Housing grants / loans process from receipt of initial enquiry through to completion. Visiting client’s in their own homes providing the required level of advice and information and maintaining regular contact with them at each stage of the case
  • To Inspect properties with regard to the legislation and standards appertaining to the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, the Decent Homes Standard, Disabled Facilities Grant and other relevant standards, as appropriate. To visit properties and undertake surveys to identify eligible works, prepare detailed plans and specifications / schedules of work to meet the needs and to check and analyse plans, specifications, estimates, bills of quantities and variations in connection with all applications for assistance.
  • To maintain and review an up-to-date Register of Preferred Contractors
  • To administer the Contracts for Works, instruct contractors and monitor the quality of workmanship.
  • To assist & contribute towards the development of a Private Service
  • To liaise with and maintain good working relationship with the Occupational Therapist, Client, and all other relevant partner agencies: to design adaptations that meet the needs of a disabled person(s), interpreting recommendations made by OT’s and advising where appropriate, alternative cost-effective solutions organising and overseeing all aspects of the housing grants/loans process from receipt of initial enquiry through to completion.
  • To Undertake inspections to assess and verify unforeseen / additional works in line with current procedures and carry out interim valuations and recommend payments to contractors. To carry out completion inspections and certify final accounts and authorise payments in accordance with Councils financial regulations.
  • To monitor and control the progress of jobs on site and standard of work completed, whilst ensuring they all comply with relevant standards and that clients are satisfied with the improvements or adaptations. Resolving any outstanding matters to the satisfaction of clients and senior officers. To keep up to date with developments in the maintenance/adaptation of buildings and attend relevant training courses.
  • Give general advice and/or apply the current legislation and Council policy with regard to housing renewal and the financial assistance made available by the Council.
  • Working with the Principal Housing Improvement Officer to establish and implement a contractor code of conduct, monitor contractors against the criteria and recommend action as appropriate. Provide technical support, in conjunction with the Home Improvements team, to clients irrespective of whether they are receiving financial assistance from the Council.
  • To keep full and careful records, including inputting on IT systems, of all activity for the purpose of updating case files, colleagues and managers on progress of enquiries, applications, current cases and completions.
  • To assist in the development and implementation of performance targets related to all current activities of the section. To adhere to and improve upon the standards defined in the customer charter for delivering private sector housing services. To assist in preparing reports for use by the Principal Housing Improvements Officer on the results of inspections / surveys made.

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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