Disrepair Officer

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Admin, Secretarial
Salary Description:
From £15.97 to £19.98 per hour
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Tradewind Social Care currently have a wonderful opportunity for a Disrepair Officer to work in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The main purpose of the role is to provide a comprehensive specialised technical service to ensure that potential disrepairs, statutory nuisance, structural repairs and insurance claims against the Royal Borough of Greenwich are dealt with professionally in accordance with procedures. Main duties: To negotiate and liaise with tenants, leaseholders, their legal and surveying representatives, Legal Services and other professional bodies, access arrangements to carry out pre and post inspections to identify areas of statutory disrepair and defects under the current Housing Disrepair Protocol To prepare detailed specifications of work, risk assessments and method statements relating to on-site inspections and produce estimates, feasibility studies and plans for the cost effective processing of repairs. Obtain tenders and quotations from approved contractors ensuring compliance with statutory budget and audit requirements, standing orders and financial regulations To produce accurate photographic records to support casework in Court, assist stock condition purposes and to ensure recharges for repairs can be collected effectively. Maintain proper records of visits and inspection findings, making recommendations to senior managers on any areas needing further actions To produce detailed expert reports and professional diagnostic surveys and represent the Council in Court as an expert witness, give evidence and assist the Court with technical issues Investigate and assist with responses to the Ombudsman service in relation to repairs and major works issues, ensuring responses are provided in a timely manner to agreed procedures and timescales To maintain a comprehensive and working knowledge of relevant legislation, local documentation and court procedures. Liaise with legal colleagues on individual cases ensuring that relevant legislation is adhered to in respect of disrepair to avoid unnecessary litigation. Keep abreast of developments with statutory and regulatory requirements legal proceedings and interpretation of legislation To work independently, manage and monitor a variable caseload in relation to disrepair, structural and insurance work to provide an effective specialist surveying service. Be proficient in the use of devices, aids and instruments for the purpose of making assessments and diagnosis of building failures. Undertake a full range of diagnostic tests and procedures to establish causation in cases of dampness and specify appropriate remedial works To establish and maintain good lines of communication and positive working relations with relevant staff and managers across the department within other directorates of the Council and with external partner agencies and organisations Attend case conferences, meetings, committees, and home visits to tenanted properties (including outside normal working hours as required) to advise on a range of housing issues, present reports and feedback on investigations To supervise contractors on site to include all contract administration and establish the validity of contractual claims and disputes, undertake negotiation and settlement as appropriate and adjust invoices as necessary Job requirements: An enhanced DBS of satisfactory level is essential Must have a minimum of 3 years recent experience working as a Disrepair Officer within a Local Authority Our promise to you: A highly experienced recruitment consultant who will provide you with regular updates about vacancies across the UK Career guidance alongside our free CV writing service Free yearly DBS disclosures Prompt and reliable payroll service Excellent aftercare service £100 referral fee – terms and conditions apply Due to a high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to respond to applicants who meet the needs of our client's

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Contact: Kris Clare

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