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Placements Officer, Children's Placement Team

Birmingham Children's Trust
Birmingham, West Midlands
£32,076 - £39,186
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Health & Social Care / Work
Job Type
Social care, Social Care – Children
Contract Type
Working Pattern

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Placements Officer (Children’s Placements Team – Permanent)

Working 36.5 hours per week, the Children’s Commissioning Team is offering the role of a full-time Placements Officer within the Children’s Placements Team.

As a Placements Officer you will provide a placement finding service for Children in Care. You will promote the wellbeing of children while also working on the principle of Best Value.

You will have responsibility for managing and organising a caseload of children who require planned & emergency placements into residential, fostering or supported accommodation provisions.

You will be familiar with, and can work within the legislation and guidance governing the placements of children in care, preferably as a social worker, residential worker or in a previous safeguarding role

You must be proficient in the use of IT, be able to interrogate multiple applications, able to multi-task and work under pressure.

You will be required to maintain effective and concise case recording and update various information systems, relating to placements.

Experience with the Trust’s main operating system – Eclipse, would be beneficial.

You will have the ability to negotiate appropriate levels of service provision considering best values principles and promote good working relationships with internal & external professionals

Please note that this role requires participation in a duty system. This role is hybrid working, with a requirement to be office based when required.

Informal enquiries to: -

Cordella Powell -Team Manager

Michelle Bett - Senior Placement Officer -

Adam McVeighty – Senior Placement Officer


There has never been a more exciting time to join Birmingham Children’s Trust as we celebrate our GOOD Ofsted status which we are immensely proud of. Birmingham Children’s Trust is going from strength to strength.

At Birmingham Children’s Trust we aim to be one dedicated team with a single unwavering focus – to improve the outcomes for children, young people and families in Birmingham. 

We recognise that to achieve this we need the best, most talented, innovative and committed people to join us.

You will be part of a diverse and vibrant community of social work and support service professionals who are outcomes focussed and operate with a strong team ethos.

Being part of that team has responsibilities too; we want everyone, no matter what their role in the Trust, to bring their best self to work every day, to engage with the day to day challenges positively and to be supportive of and trust in each other.

We care about our people and that’s what will make us an Employer of Choice for social workers, children’s services and associated support services.

Company info
0121 464 1560
1 Lancaster Circus
West Midlands
B4 7DJ

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