The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth present a unique opportunity to be part of a team who work together in a ground – breaking shared staffing structure across both Boroughs.
The Home Improvement Agency (HIA) provides advice, assistance and support to older or disabled residents who wish to adapt their homes. We work closely with the Occupational Therapy service to meet the individual needs of clients, which enables them to continue to live independently for longer and access support and services in the community they are familiar with.
An opportunity has arisen to be part of this new HIA team, at an exciting time when we are reviewing and developing new and innovative ways to deliver the service.
The HIA are looking to appoint a surveyor who has experience in undertaking adaptations or someone who has recently obtained a relevant qualification and wanting to start a career in this field.
You will need to demonstrate that you are able to manage the work of contractors to ensure that they meet key performance indicators. The key areas will include approving surveys drawn up by contractors, costing the work against an approved schedule of rates and overseeing works from start to finish. Any additional works identified by you, must be completed by contractors before final payments can be made.
You should be able to demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of housing issues and have excellent communication and negotiating skills. Working in a busy supportive team you will need to be organised, flexible and committed to enabling residents in both boroughs enjoy their homes.
Please complete an application online at: https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID%3d1403787wfR&WVID=935881009A
We encourage applicants to make on-online applications wherever possible. If you have any problems with the online service please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date 19th November 2017