Home Improvement Officer

Organisation: Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council

Location: Riverside House, Leamington Spa, CV32 5HZ

Salary: Scale G: £23398 - £24964

Hours: 37 per week

Contract: Fixed term 2 years 

Closing date: 31st July 2017

Interview date: 17/18th August 2017

The role

Working within the Home Environment Assessment and Response Team (HEART) the post holder will be part of a busy, dynamic team delivering a wide range of disabled adaptations and housing solutions for older people, disabled adults and disabled children from within one shared service. The HEART team is an innovative partnership between Warwickshire County Council, Nuneaton and Bedworth, North Warwickshire, Rugby, Stratford and Warwick District and Borough Councils with Occupational Therapists and Housing Assessment Officers working together from the five areas within the same team.  The service has led on new ways of working to deliver an efficient and cohesive service for its customers.

Specifically this will include inspections of dwellings, providing advice to other professionals, commissioning work and technical auditing of Disabled Facilities Grant works and other financial assistance schemes such as home owner repair grants. The post holder will be responsible for detailed technical support and designing basic schemes of improvement, repairs and adaptation tailored to meet the specific needs of individual clients.

The post holder will be committed to excellent customer service, be able to manage their own caseload and work flexibly utilising best practice and technical knowledge to meet the demands of service users.

About us

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is a small Council with big values. We are committed to ensuring our services are delivered to the highest possible standard and we put the customer at the forefront of everything we do.  By working for us you will become part of the team and will play your part in serving our community.

As an employer, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council offers a wide range of benefits, including flexible working, Local Government Pension Scheme, generous holiday allowance and childcare vouchers. This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

How to apply

If you would like to view the vacancy, job description and person specification you can do so by clicking here.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Andrew Gonzales on 02476 376272 or email andrew.gonzales@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk