DBS4277 Adaptations Project Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 25/07/2021 23:59
£32,234 - £35,745 pa
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Any location within North Tyneside
Number of posts:
Closing date:
25 Jul
Further Information

To assist customers who have assessed needs in relation to adaptations. Maintaining a person centred approach, carrying out site inspections, surveys, drawings and specifications. Processing of adaptations through various systems to the Council’s HPC- Housing Property and Construction and other private contractors, ensuring quality and cost control. The post will include :

Joint Visits with Occupational Therapists (and other Health Professionals) to ascertain the feasibility of adaptations.
Site Surveys, using such equipment as laser levels etc sufficient for the production of working drawings for Ramps, Extensions etc.
Design and development of working drawings for adaptations using AutoCAD LT
Development of specification for adaptations.
Maintaining a person centred approach and consultation with all customers.
Submission of Planning Applications.
Submission of Building Regulation Applications.
Providing information for and sourcing structural calculations.
Provide information as required in accordance with CDM 2015 as required under the regulations.
Submission of initial Party Wall Notices.
Research on materials, products and processes to ensure value for money and value engineering.
Assist customers who are applying for grant aided adaptations.
Assist with the maintenance and development of approved contractors list (Non JV Co adaptations).
Source asbestos surveys through the Councils approved contractor and forward to JV Co and others as required under the Control of Asbestos Regulations.
Site progress and post inspection of adaptations ensuring compliance with drawings, specification and any other requirement.
Updating and maintaining of diaries/records.
Production of progress/performance reports for Adaptations Coordinator.
Agreeing levels of redecoration allowance.
Appraisal of quotations/tenders including cost control and reconciliation.
Assist with development and updating of risk assessments.
Assist with budget monitoring.
Assist in the training and development of colleagues in relation to adaptations.
Assist in the investigation and preparation of reports on matters including complaints/material or service failure.
Assist in the continuous improvement of the Service.
Deputise for Adaptations Coordinator when necessary.
Carry out any other duties, which are related to the objectives and policy of the Service as appropriate to the grade of the post.
ONC/OND in Building Construction/other equivalent.
Evidence of GCSE (or equivalent) Grade C or above including English or Maths
HNC/HND in Building Construction desirable.
Previous experience of on-site inspection of contractors works.
Ability to emphasise and understand the needs of the chronically sick and disabled.
Professional and courteous manner with clients and fellow colleagues.

For an informal discussion about the post, you can contact Mick Gurkin on 0191 6437948 or 07855852146 or email mick.gurkin@northtyneside.gov.uk

Please be advised that this position will require an Enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.