Damp & Mould Technical Officer

Posted 25 April 2024
Salary £42,301
Job type Permanent
Discipline Property Management & Construction Recruitment
Contact NameDaniel Bennett

Job description

We are currently working in partnership with a Housing Association based in Oxfordshire, who are recruiting for a permanent Damp and Mould Technical Officer. The position is due to start immediately, with the annual salary being £42,301 per annum.

The ideal candidate will have experience tackling Damp and Mould, ideally within social housing and must hold a UK Driving License.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Managing damp & mould cases, carrying out inspections in empty and tenanted properties to diagnose damp and mould issues, as well as overseeing any remedial works required

  • Providing technical advice to colleagues and dealing with tenant enquiries/complaints regarding damp and mould

  • Conducting proactive and preventative damp and mould inspections and producing technical written reports evidencing causes and detailing recommendations for remedying issues

  • Following prescribed workflows and producing an audit trail and electronic record of all damp and mould inspections, work completed from initial report to full remediation

  • Supporting and monitoring contractors’ delivery of damp and mould solutions to ensure jobs are completed on time, to required standard and within budget

  • Liaising with contractors to agree works, including any variations, raise orders, monitor workmanship, carry out pre- and post-work inspections and process invoices

  • Providing details specifications where required and tendering repair works

Experience required:

  • Experience required in Social Housing

  • Experience working with customers within housing

  • Previous Damp and Mould surveying experience

  • HHSRS knowledge, ideally from social housing setting

  • Experience of diagnosing the full range of damp and mould issues and producing detailed written reports evidencing the cause of the problem and detailing any recommendations

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • A sound technical knowledge of building construction.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and work autonomously, accurately and flexibly

  • Commitment to delivering focused customer service and an enthusiastic and positive approach

  • Good IT skills

  • Ability to work flexibly, occasional out of normal office hours

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Hybrid working

  • Flexible working days

  • Attractive, regularly reviewed salaries

  • Annual company-wide bonus scheme

  • A defined contribution pension scheme with generous employer contributions and salary sacrifice arrangements

  • Excellent occupational sick pay of up to three months full pay and three months half pay

  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Carers’ Leave and pay

  • Free employee assistance programme, including a confidential 24-hour helpline and face-to-face counselling

  • Travel season loan

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Pool cars, business mileage payments and free staff parking

  • Every year, spend a paid day volunteering with a charity of your choice

  • Annual staff conference, regular away days and an active social club

Working hours:

  • 37 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday, 8.30am-5pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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