Technical Lead

Job ref:   RO-45423                                

Location:    Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale                      

Salary:    £37,890 to £41,881 

Grade: 9                                

Working Hours:    37 hours per week         

Contract Type:  Permanent                         

Closing Date:   25th April 2021  

Interview Date:  to be arranged             

 

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Home Improvement Agency (HIA) within Rochdale council’s award winning Adult Care Service. You will join a committed, hard-working team in a challenging and rewarding role, offering a sense of achievement in helping to deliver a service that we are proud of. The HIA is part of the Governance and Business Support team, which covers a range of functions, including Governance, Performance and Quality, Client Financial Support and the Home Improvement Agency. 

 

This post will based within the Home Improvement Agency working with a team to deliver the Disabilities Facilities Grant (DFG) programme and other associated adaptations and works in the homes of service users, ensuring the delivery of a high quality technical support function.  The key areas of responsibility are managing performance, resources and quality assurance in relation to all aspects of technical and construction activity of Technical staff and contractors.  Also, ensuring compliance with all Health and Safety policies, procedures, legislation and statutory business critical rules and regulations.   It will also involve dealing with complex adaptation cases to determine what adaptations are possible to meet assessed needs, liaising with a variety of stakeholders such as the service user or their representative, landlords, contractors and Occupational Therapists.

 

You will have a Building/Surveying Degree (BScHons) or equivalent qualification in a relevant surveying/building related discipline and extensive experience of applying all Health and Safety legislation, especially CDM regulations, along with applying robust performance and quality assurance systems to evidence full compliance.  You will also have experience of design, producing drawings and specifications for home adaptations with detailed knowledge of Planning and Building regulations. 

 

You will need to be an excellent communicator, be adaptable, pro-active and flexible in your approach and be able to work at pace under pressure.  You must be able to use your own initiative, and should have excellent organisational and IT skills.  In return we can offer flexible working conditions and the opportunity for training and further development.  The team is based in our state of the art offices in the centre of Rochdale.

 

If you are enthusiastic, have great attention to detail and meet the person specification for this role, we would love to hear from you.

 

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced DBS against the adult workforce.

Please click on the links below:

Job description and person specification.pdf
Policy on recruitment of ex-offenders.pdf
Privacy notice
Support for Armed Forces.pdf

 

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

 

Rochdale Borough Council is a great place to work. Please click here for information on Number One Riverside and the borough of Rochdale.

 

This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment.  This means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority; giving you access to our service-related benefits.

 

Graduated Mandatory Unpaid Leave is applicable for this post, there will be a pay deduction from salary each month equating to 4 days per year.  This will be pro rata for part time/part year employees.

  
Location
Number One Riverside
 

Job ref:   RO-45423                                

Location:    Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale                      

Salary:    £37,890 to £41,881 

Grade: 9                                

Working Hours:    37 hours per week         

Contract Type:  Permanent                         

Closing Date:   25th April 2021  

Interview Date:  to be arranged             

 

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Home Improvement Agency (HIA) within Rochdale council’s award winning Adult Care Service. You will join a committed, hard-working team in a challenging and rewarding role, offering a sense of achievement in helping to deliver a service that we are proud of. The HIA is part of the Governance and Business Support team, which covers a range of functions, including Governance, Performance and Quality, Client Financial Support and the Home Improvement Agency. 

 

This post will based within the Home Improvement Agency working with a team to deliver the Disabilities Facilities Grant (DFG) programme and other associated adaptations and works in the homes of service users, ensuring the delivery of a high quality technical support function.  The key areas of responsibility are managing performance, resources and quality assurance in relation to all aspects of technical and construction activity of Technical staff and contractors.  Also, ensuring compliance with all Health and Safety policies, procedures, legislation and statutory business critical rules and regulations.   It will also involve dealing with complex adaptation cases to determine what adaptations are possible to meet assessed needs, liaising with a variety of stakeholders such as the service user or their representative, landlords, contractors and Occupational Therapists.

 

You will have a Building/Surveying Degree (BScHons) or equivalent qualification in a relevant surveying/building related discipline and extensive experience of applying all Health and Safety legislation, especially CDM regulations, along with applying robust performance and quality assurance systems to evidence full compliance.  You will also have experience of design, producing drawings and specifications for home adaptations with detailed knowledge of Planning and Building regulations. 

 

You will need to be an excellent communicator, be adaptable, pro-active and flexible in your approach and be able to work at pace under pressure.  You must be able to use your own initiative, and should have excellent organisational and IT skills.  In return we can offer flexible working conditions and the opportunity for training and further development.  The team is based in our state of the art offices in the centre of Rochdale.

 

If you are enthusiastic, have great attention to detail and meet the person specification for this role, we would love to hear from you.

 

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced DBS against the adult workforce.

Please click on the links below:

Job description and person specification.pdf
Policy on recruitment of ex-offenders.pdf
Privacy notice
Support for Armed Forces.pdf

 

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

 

Rochdale Borough Council is a great place to work. Please click here for information on Number One Riverside and the borough of Rochdale.

 

This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment.  This means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority; giving you access to our service-related benefits.

 

Graduated Mandatory Unpaid Leave is applicable for this post, there will be a pay deduction from salary each month equating to 4 days per year.  This will be pro rata for part time/part year employees.