Senior Placements Officer - Ref: CH13018

Walsall Borough
£28,768 - £32,808 per annum
10 Jul 2018
07 Aug 2018
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Senior Placements Officer – REF: CH13018


£28,768 - £32,808 per annum | Full time permanent position

Do you have what it takes to be responsible for the coordination and oversight of the activity of our Children’s Placements Team?  If so then we’d like to hear from you...

We wish to hire a Senior Placements Officer to our Children’s Placements and Commissioning Team.  The successful candidate will oversee the work of the Placements Team; managing the Placements Officers to ensure the placement of looked after children in foster care, residential homes or supported accommodation.

The role involves making the most effective use of internal resources and contracted services in meeting the residential or fostering placement needs of children and young people. We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills to work as part of a small but effective team who will liaise with a range of professionals including social workers and fostering and residential providers.     

The role involves working closely with providers, social work, education and health colleagues and requires the ability to work in a changing and demanding environment.   You will need to be familiar with how contracts and framework arrangements work and be able to formalise placements once made.  You will also have a role to play in collecting and maintaining information about where children and young people are placed and monitoring these services. 

Walsall is a great place to work, with much to offer and extensive regeneration, having recently delivered a newly rebuilt hospital and college, development of the Walsall Waterfront offering new residential accommodation, hotels and leisure facilities and is seeing ongoing investment in its town centre and retail provision.

As an employer we provide an attractive employment package that includes:

  • A generous annual leave entitlement offering a minimum 24 days leave per year plus 9 concessionary days and in addition to a flexible working scheme that allows up to a further 12 days leave per year
  • Access to an award winning pension scheme
  • Recent development of the working environment which has created a modern professional space in which to work with improved technology that allows agile working
  • Promotion of training and development opportunities to all our employees to help them progress and gain new skills
  • A genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for our staff and customers – we aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the communities we serve

For this role the successful candidates must undergo a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check.  BPSS is the minimum standard to ensure the identity and integrity of an employee who has access to official information using secure networks linking central government and local authorities.  A BPSS check involves four main elements; Identity Check, National and Immigration Status, Employment History (last 3 years) and Verification of Criminal Record (unspent convictions only).

Closing date: 5 August 2018
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 21 August 2018

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