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Placements Commissioning Officer

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County Hall, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 8 £25,582 - £27,493 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Due to the provision of Specialist Services - 12 months from start date
37 hours per week
Closing Date
05 February 2023
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Our Children’s Services Department is one of the largest in the country. We are determined to continue providing the best possible service through creative and trailblazing innovations and we need people who can help us do just that. 

An opportunity has arisen for a Placements Commissioning Officer to lead the commissioning process for short breaks for disabled children. The post will also complete other brokerage activities as required by the team. The successful applicant will need to work effectively as part of a team and equally under their own initiative to support the responsibility of the Commissioning service

The post holder will be required to –

  • Process requests from social workers/area teams
  • Liaise with external providers
  • Keep accurate records on Mosaic
  • Communicate with social work teams and Liaise with duty worker/team to review ongoing search progress and record information around searching activities.
  • Liaise with external providers
  • Raise purchase orders, individual placement agreements and monitor invoices and cost

For more information or an informal chat please contact Rowena Brown, 01629 535935 or rowena.brown@derbyshire.gov.uk

Provisional Interview Date: TBC

Due to this post having administrative privileges within the Council’s IT systems, and in order to comply with the Public Services Network requirements, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Basic criminal record check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.