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Trainee Surveyor - Cambs Home Improvement Agencies

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Organisation: Cambridge City Council   Hours: 37
Salary: £23,866 - £28,221 per annum   Working Pattern:Fixed Term
Location: Cambourne & Cambridge   Reference: 17403

Closing date:

20 February 2019 at midday
Fixed Term - 18 Months

The post holder will work within a small surveying team at Cambs HIA and will be required to travel across the whole operating area.

You will be supported to visit homes to assess, design and plan repairs and adaptations for disabled people. This includes carrying out on-site surveys, feasibility studies, producing schedule of works, preparing Autocad drawings, liaising with the contractor and post inspecting completed works.

Provide information and advice on all matters relating to identifying property defects, specifying remedial works, proposing technical solutions for improvements or adaptations, responding to changes in technical requirements or requests for alternative solutions, overseeing improvements and adaptations to homes, following up on snags and monitoring the quality of completed works.

The post holder will be trained and supported to design works within the scope of available DFG budgets and will work with Caseworkers, OT’s and Grants Officer to ensure necessary and appropriate works are completed within budget. The post holder should be prepared to successfully complete building surveying formal training.

Cambs HIA is a shared council service operating on behalf of Cambridge City Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council and Huntingdonshire District Council. The post holder’s office base will be Cambourne and the role involves travelling across the three district council areas. The post holder will be employed by Cambridge City Council. Cambs HIA enables and oversees adaptation work for disabled people; applicants should have some experience in this area of work.

The successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

To find out more about this opportunity, please contact Frances Swann or Wai Chen on 01954 713 330 or via email at: or

For more information about the role, please view the application pack attached below. If you would like to apply for the role, please click "Apply Online" below and follow the onscreen instructions.

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