Brokerage Admin Support Officer – Commissioning

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Brokerage Admin Support Officer – Commissioning
OXFORD, Oxfordshire
Contract / Temporary

Oxfordshire 5219687

Posted: 14th November 2022 11:17
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £11.73 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • OXFORD, Oxfordshire,

    OX1 1ND

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Temporary Brokerage Admin Support Officer – Commissioning

Job Reference: Oxfordshire 5219687

Pay Rate: Up to £11.73 per hour PAYE depending on experience

Enhanced DBS disclosure required

The postholder will support advice, sourcing and establishing person-centred, high-quality and cost-effect care and support packages for individuals.

They will include day-to-day brokerage activities, including receiving referrals, identifying options, sourcing, negotiating and contracting arrangements.

They will work flexibly on brokerage activities across the following life stages, based on needs and demand to source care and support packages.

  • Expected to source a wide range of placements for children and young people, including: fostering, residential, secure, semi-independent, and transition placements. There may also be a requirement to source SEND placements and services, as well as other services to complement care and support packages.
  • Expected to source a wide range of individual care and support packages for vulnerable adults (including those with learning and/or physical disabilities) and older people. This will include: residential care, supported living, extra care, homecare, mental health, and other complex needs. There may also be a requirement to source other services to complement care and support packages.
  • Where applicable, the postholder will also offer a range of services including providing information, identifying options and sourcing services for self-funders.

The postholder will work closely with a range of stakeholders, particularly operational services and suppliers, to support effective working relationships and collective understanding of brokerage arrangements.


Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. A degree level or equivalent qualification or relevant professional experience commensurate with the role
  2. Knowledge & Experience:
    1. Minimum of 12 months recent office brokerage experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation
    2. Understanding of the purpose, activities and approaches of brokerage and sourcing care and support packages.
    3. Broad knowledge of the purpose, policies and key legislation in relation to adults and/or children’s services.
    4. Broad commercial awareness with knowledge and understanding of supporting cost-effectiveness and value for money for services.
  3. Specific Skills required for this Role:
    1. Ability to gather and analyse data on needs, services and performance using a range of sources to support effective brokerage.
    2. Ability to communicate effectively, build strong relationships and work flexibly with a wide range of stakeholders.
    3. Ability to work under pressure in a complex, fast-paced and changing environment, prioritising effectively in order to deliver responsibilities.
    4. Ability to work in a collaborative and constructive way with others as part of a team.
  4. ICT Skills: Experienced user of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, other applications and systems to support brokerage of care and support packages.


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Other Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. *** Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Brokerage Admin Support Officer – Commissioning
Client Category: Local Authority

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