£30,660 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, GU22 7QQ.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
About the role
Gateway to Resources is an operational commissioning service based in Woking but working across Surrey. We are a lively and busy service brokering individual placements for looked after children, supported accommodation for care leavers, SEN school placements, forensic testing services and expert witnesses, as well as quality assuring and monitoring provision.
The Resource Review is a new team which is responsible for monitoring and quality assuring commissioned services such as children's homes, foster care, Supported Accommodation for young people and SEN provision. The team is also responsible for market engagement and building relationships with providers, as well as brokering individual care packages.
For this role, you will need to have an understanding of the needs and experiences of children, young people and their families, as well as having an organised approach to your work with good problem-solving skills. You will need excellent communication and negotiation skills. You will need to be willing and able to travel within Surrey and beyond in order to meet with providers and to quality assure provision. You will also need an understanding of budget monitoring and reviewing contracts.
The role will include working closely with the finance team to resolve payment queries and monitoring payments and discrepancies.
For more information, please see the full job description attached at the bottom of this page.
For an informal discussion contact Team Manager, Mandy Douglas-Treanor by email at email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application.
This advert closes at 23:59 on Wednesday 4th December 2019.
Interview dates to be confirmed.