Brokerage Officer (Procurement and Brokerage Team)

Location Telford, Telford and Wrekin, England
Salary £11 - £13 per hour
This is a fast paced role with priorities changing rapidly often during the same day. Reporting to the Senior Broker, you will be a resilient motivated individual and use your wide ranging knowledge and experience of children and young people’s health and social care to broker services and support for children and young people. As an innovative, vibrant thinker, you will influence colleagues, negotiate with, and manage, providers to deliver best value for money services.

Your understanding of the Council’s cost challenges, operating processes and legislation around children and young people will drive you optimise contractual agreements whilst safeguarding people and improving their outcomes. Focusing on continuous improvement methodologies you will work closely with the procurement team, commissioners, social workers and practitioners, partners and wider Council teams to provide value for money brokered solutions and, where applicable, suggest alternative options where it would offer better overall outcomes and value.

As an experienced team player, your support and close working relationship with colleagues in your wider team will be invaluable to ensure the whole team is always available and able to respond and support our internal and external customers.

Key requirements
You will be a resilient driven individual with a proven working knowledge of the children and young people health and social care sector and the brokerage or placement function alongside an up to date understanding of the legislation associated with care and obligations relating to children. You must be a flexible worker as occasion early evening work is also required.