Children & Young People Brokerage Officer
1 x Children & Young People Brokerage Officer
Scale 5 - £22,627 to £24,491
Full-time - 37 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract - 6 months
The Commissioning, Procurement and Brokerage Team support procurement activities for the whole Council and broker care services for vulnerable people. We support colleagues across the Council to scope, plan and deliver their procurement through a variety of routes. We work with operational colleagues and service providers to source and broker support solutions for vulnerable people; children, young people and adults, in and outside the Borough. Work is office based and will entail supporting the development of the Brokerage service through liaison with local managers, locality teams, internal and external providers, and voluntary sector colleagues. The role also has contact with families accessing services.
This team is key in supporting the whole Council to achieve fit for purpose and efficient contracts which focus on best value outcomes for all residents of the Borough.
This is a fast paced role with priorities changing rapidly often during the same day. Reporting to the Team Leader, you will be a resilient motivated individual and use your wide ranging knowledge and experience of children and young people’s health and social care to broker services and support for children and young people. As an innovative, vibrant thinker, you will influence colleagues, negotiate with, and manage, providers to deliver best value for money services. Your understanding of the Council’s cost challenges, operating processes and legislation around children and young people will drive you optimise contractual agreements whilst safeguarding people and improving their outcomes. Focusing on continuous improvement methodologies you will work closely with the procurement team, commissioners, social workers and practitioners, partners and wider Council teams to provide value for money brokered solutions and, where applicable, suggest alternative options where it would offer better overall outcomes and value.
As an experienced team player, your support and close working relationship with colleagues in your wider team will be invaluable to ensure the whole team is always available and able to respond and support our internal and external customers.
You will be a resilient driven individual with a proven working knowledge of the children and young people health and social care sector and the brokerage or placement function alongside an up to date understanding of the legislation associated with care and obligations relating to children. You must be a flexible worker as occasional early evening work is also required.
Please apply via WMJobs And it is essential that you explain how your skills meet the person specification for this role and how they make you the best candidate for this post.
For more information about working for Telford & Wrekin Adult Social Care, please view our recruitment page: https://www.telford.gov.uk/ascr