Brokerage Officer

Location
Darby House, Lawn Central, Telford, TF3 4JA
Salary
SCP 22-25 £21,074 - £23,111
Posted
09 May 2018
Closes
20 May 2018
Job Ref
TWC000002969
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Broker Officer
Full-Time 37 Hours per Week
NJC Scale 5 £21,074 - £23,111

 

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. 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 residents accessing services.
This is an exciting time to join the team as we move to implementing new systems to support and manage the customer experience. 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

Please refer to Job Description

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Sarah.bass@telford.gov.uk

Supporting documents
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