Procurement & Brokerage
Scale 5 - £20,456-£22,434 per annum
37 hours per week
The Procurement and Brokerage Team support procurement activities for the whole Council and broker care and transport 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 in and outside the Borough. This team is key in supporting the whole Council to achieve fit for purpose and efficient contracts for goods and services which focus on best value outcomes for the residents of the Borough.
This is a fast paced role with priorities changing rapidly often during the same day. Reporting to the Senior Broker, you will be a resilient motivated individual and use your wide ranging brokerage knowledge and experience of health and social care to broker services and support for Vulnerable 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 Vulnerable 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, 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 health and social care sector and the brokerage function alongside an up to date understanding of the legislation associated with care and obligations relating to Vulnerable People. You must be a flexible worker as occasion early evening work is also required. At interview you will be asked to deliver a 5 minute oral presentation explaining: (Internal Candidates only) : how you will ‘be the change’ in the role of the Brokerage Officer and what challenges will that bring. (External Candidates only): how you have made a significant service delivery improvement in a current or previous role and how that experience will lend itself to the role of the Brokerage Officer. If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org For further information on the role please click on the links below to view the job description and person specification
Please note employees who are at risk will be considered first for this position. Only if an appointment is not made will other candidates be considered.
We are committed to equality and diversity. Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check.
Sorry but CVs will not be accepted.
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