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Home Improvement Officer

Location: LEICESTER, LEICESTERSHIRE Salary: 14.19 - 17.50 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Property & Construction Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: 2
Posted: 11 months ago Reference: 3070188

We are currently recruiting for a number of Home Improvement Officers in Leicester on behalf of the Council. This will be on a contracting basis initially for 3 months with the review to extend long term.
You will provide a home improvement service to qualifying grant applications and to enable citizens to take responsibility for the improvement and maintenance of their homes.
You will implement and promote the Council’s policies and procedures relating to all areas of employment and service delivery. With that in mind you must be able to recognise discrimination in its many forms and be willing to put the Council’s equality policies into practice.
Main Duties:
To improve private sector housing, and its environment, through repair or renewal schemes, to individual or group properties.
To enable service users to receive appropriate guidance, secure grant-aided improvements, disabled adaptations, and access to affordable loans.
To ensure compliance with relevant legislative and technical requirements.
To ensure work is carried out to specification; achieving agreed timescales and quality standards.
To operate within budget, and justify payments to contractors.
To ensure the Council’s standards of Customer Service are achieved.
Qualification in Building Studies or equivalent
Must be able to recognise discrimination in its many forms and willing to put the Council’s Equality Policies into practice.
Must be sensitive to the needs of disadvantage groups, in the provision of advice on loans, grants, home improvement and energy usage.
Ability to problem solve and act on own initiative.
Effective Communication skills – both written and spoken
Competent in standard software
Must be capable of carrying out dwelling surveys, throughout the City.
Hourly rate £14.19PAYE-£17.50ph UMBRELLA

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