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, CWD placements, family assessment units, forensic testing services and expert witnesses, as well as quality assuring and monitoring provision.
These posts are within the Resource Allocation team which is one of the three separate teams in the Gateway to Resources service. The work includes commissioning external residential and fostering accommodation placements for Looked After Children also Semi-Independent Supported Accommodation older Looked After young people. As well as other services SEN school placements, CWD placements, family assessment units. forensic testing services and expert witnesses.
For this role, you will need a good understanding of the needs of children, young people and their families, in particular, the experience of working with Looked After Children and Care leavers. Please note this is not a client facing role.
You will need to have effective organisational skills and be effective in managing your time being able to work under pressure whilst simultaneously working to tight deadlines. You will have excellent communication skills and work well in partnership with others, feeling comfortable with negotiating with providers on the phone.
For more information, please see the full job description attached at the bottom of this page.
For an informal discussion contact Gordon Murray, Service Manager by e-mail at email@example.com
We look forward to receiving your application.
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 26 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.
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