About the role
Are you an ambitious and inspirational individual with the capability to make a difference to people’s lives by making high quality care placements in a timely and cost-effective way?
Then we want to hear from you!
Cambridgeshire County Council is looking for two Brokers to support our growing Brokerage team, initially on a Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2024, but with the possibility of one of the posts being extended for another year. The roles will be providing brokerage services to support Learning Disabilities/Adult Mental Health services. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an established high performing team with an outstanding reputation for leading the way in our Adult’s Commissioning Directorate.
Can you rise to the challenge? Cambridgeshire County Council is embarking on a new phase of service delivery after a period of joint working with Peterborough City Council and this brings some exciting opportunities to work with us. With a new Executive Director for Adults, Health and Commissioning joining us soon, we will focus solely on services to the citizens of Cambridgeshire and we have bold ambitions to achieve excellent standards. If you have the passion for putting social care at the heart of everything you do and the ambition to help shape our future, we would love to hear from you.
If you would welcome this new challenge then apply online today or, for an informal chat about the roles, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
What will you be doing?
The successful candidate will:
• Be line managed by the Specialist Brokerage Manager
- Respond to service requests for Supported Living, Residential services, Care at Home and Day Services using our Framework Agreements and Spot Purchases.
- Liaising with Social Care Workers to define care and support needs
- Negotiating with independent sector care providers
- Recording detailed notes on our case management system.
- Assist with monitoring and/or management of budgets in accordance with County council financial processes, systems and instructions as necessary
- Undertake general clerical & administrative tasks and support the team and service as required.
- Respond to queries, liaising with Officers, Managers and departments to ensure all advice and communication (telephone, letters, emails, face-to-face) is delivered to County Council standards and regulatory guidelines
- Responsible for overseeing document & data management (paper and electronic), including filing and distributing documents
- Oversee the collection, collation & manipulation of a wide range of information using CCC information systems
- Arrange meetings with all stakeholders
- General administrative duties
The successful candidate will be:
- Educated to A Level standard, NVQ3 or equivalent standard (e.g. GNVQ, Certificate in Management, BTech
- Extensive office administrative experience
- Fully proficient at using IT systems, with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and associated office packages
- Knowledge of health and safety legislation
- Knowledge of Data Protection and Equal Opportunities legislation and their requirements
- Understanding of financial management, procedures and processes
- Able to prioritise workload
- Able to consistently produce work of a high standard
- Good interpersonal skills – able to communicate in a friendly, open and constructive manner
- Able to work on own initiative with minimal supervision
- Commitment to continuous service development
We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:
- Flexible working
- Flexible Bank Holidays
- A comprehensive wellbeing package
- Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
- A comprehensive pension scheme.
- IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
- Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
- An employee recognition scheme
Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.
Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.
We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities.
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