Salary range: £38,799 - £41,706 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Based in Civic Centre but with two days per week working from home and other locations within the Borough in customers' homes from time to time
Grant Surveyor to work in dynamic team within a cutting-edge and award winning adaptations service
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
You will provide a front line and customer focussed service for the provision of housing grants across tenures for people with disabilities. This is a multi-disciplinary function, requiring you to work independently and autonomously to provide a full architectural and surveying "Agency Service". An ability is required to engage in detailed and complex negotiations with all appropriate parties and provide information and advice on all aspects of Housing legislation, as they relate to grant aid.
You will carry out comprehensive surveys of properties to identify the most reasonable and practicable options for adaptation. The post-holder will also need to give due consideration to the needs of a multi-racial and multi-cultural population. Working within a dynamic team you will be expected to be proactive and contribute toward goals of constant improvement to our service.
The ideal candidate will be proactive and performance orientated, having an ability to grow in the role and influence improvement. You will have recent and extensive experience of delivering / supervising adaptation projects. This experience will include ensuring work is carried out to specification / quality standards and is completed within budget and on time. You will have very high standards of customer service, understanding the need to regularly update clients on progress and take ownership of their queries.
Closing Date: 24 November 2019 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: tbc
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.