Staffordshire County Council

Placement Lead

Stafford, Staffordshire
Grade 11 - £42,821- £46,845 per annum
14 Oct 2021
31 Oct 2021
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Placement Lead

Salary:  Grade 11 - £42,821- £46,845 per annum

 37 Hours per week

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and committed individual who has a strong ethos and value base to deliver positive outcomes for some of our most vulnerable children.

Staffordshire’s Placement Service is recruiting a Placement Lead to manage the placement finding team. The team supports the search of placements to meet the identified needs of those children who have been assessed as needing alternative living arrangements.

The team consists of 6 Placement Finders and 1 Commissioning Support Officer.

Your role as Placement Lead will be to have oversight and co-ordination of all placement activity within the team, providing advice, guidance and supervision to the Placement Finders and liaison with internal and external providers.

In addition you will require the ability to analyse placement activities and utilise this information to develop and refine processes within the team as well as providing observations of trends and gaps in placements to help problem solve or inform future planning, e.g. recruitment of carers, commissioning intentions, etc.

The role is based within SP1 Stafford with a flexible approach to working at home and being office based.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

To apply for this post click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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Closing Date: 31.10.2021
Interview Date: approx w/c 8th November

For more information about the role please contact: Carly Tambs –

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:


  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts