Technical Officer DFG

A client within the Public Sector based in West Yorkshire is currently recruiting for a Technical Officer to join their Disabled Facilities Grants team as soon as possible. The client is offering a full time, temporary position on an ongoing basis with the ideal candidate having experience of working within a local authority within a housing environment.

The Role

Key purpose of the role is to ensure that the works are carried out to a high standard and to assist in providing home adaptations for disabled clients across the Borough.

Key responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Provide full support, information and advice service for applicants for Housing Services. Ensure that applicants are fully advised and sensitively supported throughout the whole assistance process. Includes providing technical advice, guidance and support to clients. Ensure that completed adaptation work is ‘necessary and appropriate’ and ‘reasonable and practicable’ in line with grant legislation and Council policies. Carry a case load of Major Adaptations and to provide a comprehensive technical service, from inception to completion for all Home Adaptations offered by the Council. Provide technical advice, guidance and support to clients, Occupational Therapists, Landlords, property owners, and other members of staff on all technical aspects.

The Candidate

To be considered for this role you will require qualifications in a construction related discipline and

hold a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle for work purpose.

The below skills would be beneficial for the role:

Practical or technical experience in a broad range of construction works including plumbing, building and joinery. Understanding of housing repair/maintenance problems and practical assessment of building maintenance problems Experience of working in a construction related discipline either at a practical or technical level. Construction related technical drawing experience, either using drawing packages such as CAD or by hand

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering £23 per hour Umbrella LTD Inside IR35.

How to Apply

If this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up-to-date CV to amy.dhawan@servicecare.org.uk or call Amy at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967 to discuss the vacancy in more detail.

Also, if this role is not of interest to you, but you are looking for new opportunities, please still get in touch as we cover all construction-related vacancies across the region.

Referral Bonus

If this role is not suitable for yourself, but you know someone who may be interested, please pass on their details, or forward these details to them. If they are successful in applying, you will receive a £250 referral bonus upon completion of an initial probationary period.


  • Location: Halifax, England
  • Salary: Up to £23 per hour + UMBRELLA LTD
  • Type: Contract
  • Recruiter: Service Care Solutions Ltd
  • Posted: 28-Jun-2024
  • Posted on: careers4a.com