Service Care Solutions Ltd

Technical Officer (Disabled Facilities Grants)

Technical Officer - Swale

3 months on-going contract, Inside IR35


Job Purpose

  • To undertake surveys and joint visits with Occupational health staff of dwellings in response to applications for Disabled Facilities and other forms of housing grant assistance and determine most appropriate and cost-effective options.

  • To produce detailed accurately measured schedules of works and small-scale design and drawing of sufficient quality that the applicant's chosen contractors are able to accurately and competitively estimate the cost of the grant-aided works.

  • Using the Council's approved Schedule of Rates and builder's estimates supplied by the applicant, to accurately determine the eligible expense of the grant aided works.

  • To carry out site inspections whilst works are in progress, and following completion of works to ensure that all works completed are of the correct quantity and are of the quality demanded by the Council.

  • Calculate payments of grant and prepare payments and completion certificates for authorisation.

  • Quantify works carried out, and any additional, unforeseen works that may be necessary to meet with the objectives of the grant and to recommend approval, where appropriate, of variations up to a limit of the maximum grant and to advise the Manager/ Officers of instances where this limit is likely to be exceeded.

  • To provide, throughout the grant process, appropriate and accurate information and advice to applicants and their agents regarding their rights and responsibilities under grant legislation and associated Council policies and procedures.

    Liaise with the applicants chosen architect in order to ensure that the objectives and limits of grant aid are considered when plans are drawn.

  • To liaise with officers from other disciplines, e.g.

    Occupational Therapists, Planning and Building Control Officers and to have regard to their requirements in designing the schedule of works.


  • City and Guilds - NVQ Level 3

  • Current and comprehensive knowledge of building construction and ability to identify defects and write schedules of work.

  • Ability to evaluate and solve problems.

  • Computer literate with the ability to use various standard and nonstandard programmes.

  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively is essential to the role, adapting communication style to suit differing audiences and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential.

  • The normal duties will involve travel on a regular basis a full and clean driving licence and have car available for use for work is essential.

  • Knowledge of disabled facilities grants and appropriate laws relating to grants and construction.

  • An understanding of the - Housing health and safety rating system (HHSRS), Decent homes standards.

  • Experience of working with legislation and ensuring that work meets the requirements.

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