Technical Officer

Organisation: Norwich City Council

Location: City Hall, Norwich

Starting salary: 30,785 per annum

Hours: 37 hours/week

Closing date: 31 January 2018

Interviews: 13 February 2018

The role

Providing grants and loans to adapt and improve people’s homes, the City Council’s Home Improvement Team is looking for a technical officer whose expertise in construction techniques and the specification of disabled adaptations will help us make a real difference to the quality of life for the residents on Norwich.

Having a background working in a similar role or in the construction industry, the successful candidate will be responsible for identifying improvements and adaptation requirements, producing schedules of works and then overseeing approved contractors while they carry out the required work. Candidates should have a detailed knowledge of building regulations, planning requirements and the Construction Design Managements Regulations in order to effectively operate in this role.

As a technical officer you will need to be resilient when faced with pressure from clients and contractors, therefore the ability to confidently negotiate around sensitive matters in order to achieve positive outcomes is essential. Excellent communication skills will be important in dealing with health professionals, building contractors and vulnerable clients.

Working a 37 hour week with access to a local government pension scheme, flexible working hours and 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 after 5 year’s continuous service), this is a role with lots of advantages and variety.

Applicants invited to interview will be required to present examples of previous works they have been involved in (details will be provided to those invited to interview). For further information or for an informal discussion about this role please contact Kevin Ayers on 01603 212341

For more information and to apply, visit the council website