Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 7 March 2021
Interview date: To be confirmed
For an informal discussion, please contact Laureta Lake - Specialist Services Brokerage Manager on 01323 466705/07701280558
About the role
East Sussex Adult Social Care’s Supply Management Team is looking for a full-time Specialist Brokerage Co-ordinator within the Specialist Services Team.
This is a unique and important role sourcing good quality and best value care and support services for vulnerable adults across East Sussex, primarily working with the independent care sector.
As a Specialist Brokerage Co-ordinator, you will source and negotiate social care and support services on behalf of adults with complex support needs. This will include adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health needs. As part of your daily role you will often need to identify and respond to urgent or critical situations, liaising with the social workers, care providers and other relevant departments, to ensure a timely and co-ordinated approach.
A commitment to the principles of safeguarding vulnerable people is essential. Equally important will be your excellent IT and communication skills – from negotiating with suppliers, to recording actions taken and regular telephone conversations.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.