Brokerage Officer (Procurement & Brokerage Team)
Procurement & Brokerage Team
£21,074 - £23,111 per annum
NJC Scale 5
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; 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 Senior Broker, 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.
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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 occasion early evening work is also required.
This post will only be advertised once.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.
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