Aids & Adaptations Supervisor

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Aids & Adaptations Supervisor
Interim Position

Islington RQ796460

Posted: 1st February 2023 10:11
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  • Pay Rate:

    £21.68 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Aids & Adaptations Supervisor   

Reference no: Islington RQ796460   

Pay rate £21.68 per hour PAYE   


A DBS disclosure is listed as a requirement for this role; however the level of disclosure has not been specified by the client. 

To assist the Aids and Adaptations manager to co-ordinate an efficient, cost effective and customer focused Adaptations service with Islington Councils Responsive Repairs. Ensuring the effective delivery of Adaptation building design and maintenance solutions for its clients ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and industry best practices. To develop contacts with partner organisations to ensure that effective working relationships are maintained and developed 

Key responsibilities: 


  • To carry out home visits to undertake preliminary technical inspections and to advise customers and colleagues on reasonable and practicable adaptation schemes to meet the needs of the disabled person. 
  • To liaise with contractors & co-ordinate asbestos works on site. 
  • Carry out post visits to ensure all works are completed satisfactory and to the Occupational Therapist / Surveyors specification and brief. 
  • To take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young person’s / vulnerable adults in who you come into contact with. 
  • To take early corrective action to manage or prevent disputes relating to the partnering arrangement.   
  • To plan prepare and carry out a programme of customer satisfaction surveys to ensure compliance with standards and to ensure customer satisfaction levels remain high and meeting minimum targets. 
  • Monitor Contractors performance, contract period, standard of workmanship and materials. 
  • To deal with internal and external customers and customer representatives in respect of services provided by partners. To assist in the joint development of services ensuring partnerships meet changing aspirations and continue to reflect best practice, including acting as initiator of improvement plans as necessary. 
  • Ensure compliance with the appropriate regulations and contract conditions. 
  • To work jointly with colleagues to develop performance monitoring systems to strengthen client role 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • HNC or equivalent professional qualification in a building-related subject with a proven extensive experience in building surveying and/or property inspections 
  • In depth knowledge of building pathology and the ability to accurately diagnose building defects 
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures relating to the repairs and maintenance housing stock and right to repair legislation to ensure that services are delivered within set guidelines and legal requirements 
  • Sound knowledge of Health and Safety standards relating to building construction environment, including lone working 
  • Knowledge of working to customer care charter and service standards to ensure the delivery of customer excellence 
  • Have knowledge of stairlift, hoist, etc 
  • Experience in providing reports using written and statistical information including MS Word, Excel, Access 
  • Experience of working with NHF Schedule of rates 
  • Effective interpersonal skills including an assertive approach and ability to engage and influence others in order to reach agreement 
  • Ability to carry out home/site visit to produce measured survey and drawing using autocad for O.T's approval 
  • Able to liaise with Occupational Therapist team and contractors alike ensuring good running of the service 
  • Ability to work jointly with your peers monitoring contractors performance 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service. 
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: Islington RQ796460
Aids & Adaptations Supervisor
Client Category: Local Authority

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