The Children's Placement Team is expanding to provide services to Care Leavers in need of accommodation. In addition to identifying placements in Residential, Foster Care and Semi-Independent Accommodation, the team will also undertake Supported Accommodation, Supported Lodgings and Staying Put Arrangements for Care Leavers ages 18 - 25 years.
We wish to appoint one part Resource Officer to undertake this work. Please state your desired working arrangement on your application.
Interview date: Week commencing 8th March. Interviews will be held virtually.
For an informal discussion, please contact Juliette Beach on 07881 827971
About the role
The position of Resource Officer fulfils a crucial role in identifying accommodation for Children and Care Leavers under the Children Act 2004. The post holder will undertake negotiations with care providers to ensure that services provided are appropriate, provide good outcomes and Value for Money.
The post holder will require excellent verbal and written communication, confidence in negotiating with external suppliers and good interpersonal skills.
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 Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce..