Oxfordshire 5246057 Brokerage Officer

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Oxfordshire 5246057 Brokerage Officer
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Contract / Temporary

Oxfordshire 5246057

Posted: 7th March 2024 08:43
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £18.06 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, 8.30 to 5pm

  • This opening assignment is for 4 months

  • Oxford, Oxfordshire,

    OX1 1ND

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Brokerage officer – Adult & Children Services

Reference no: Oxfordshire 5246057

Pay Rate: Up to £18.06 per hour PAYE depending on experience

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, 8.30 to 5pm

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 4 months

City: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Enhanced DBS required for this role

The Care & Support Brokerage Service arranges and purchases care and support to meet the needs of both children and adults. This includes sourcing, commercial negotiation and arrangement of specialist placements and packages of care as well as use of block contracts, approved provider lists and framework agreements (local and regional).  The main purpose of this role is to identify and arrange person centred, cost-effective care and support to meet the needs of a range of customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Receive referrals for individual care and support arrangements and provide appropriate signposting, information and advice to service users and their families in order to inform their care and support decisions.
  • Identify options for care and support packages within the appropriate cost and service requirements, liaising with service users and their families.
  • Source the required care and support services which meet the individual's needs and preferences and negotiate price as appropriate to ensure cost-effective arrangements.
  • Be responsible for completing and co-ordinating the relevant contract governance documentation in a timely and accurate manner and attending relevant panel meetings, in order to support appropriate decision making in line with agreed policies and delegation.
  • Regularly liaise with the service user, operational services, providers and other stakeholders throughout the brokerage process so they are informed of options, progress and decisions.
  • Apply a person-centred approach to brokering care and support arrangements which enable the delivery of outcomes, needs and preferences for the service user, carers and their families.
  • Be responsible for timely, accurate and robust data recording, documentation and administration for individual care and support arrangements using the relevant ICT systems.
  • Enable, build and maintain effective working relationships with individual suppliers and the wider market, supporting commissioning colleagues in market shaping and development.
  • Enable, build and maintain effective working relationships with operational services, providing advice and quality assurance, so that care and support arrangements deliver outcomes, quality and value.
  • Comply and maintain good knowledge of legislation, government guidance and policies relevant to children and adults requiring care and support packages (specialising in a life stage).
  • Ensure that children and vulnerable adults are safeguarded at all times and in line with current legislation, and where appropriate to report areas of concern.



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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.



  1. A degree level or equivalent qualification or relevant professional experience commensurate with the role.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Direct experience of supporting vulnerable people.
  2. Understanding of public sector practice in relation to the identified portfolio area.
  3. Effective Communication Childrens Placement Experience Able to build relationships with internal and external colleagues Data base experience Excel experience.
  4. Good basic understanding of the market, commissioning and purchasing within social & health care.
  5. Understanding of specific market issues within the portfolio area.
  6. Knowledge of public sector practices in relation to care quality and contract monitoring.
  7. Experienced in working effectively with other professionals or organisations to deliver a service.
  8. Good experience of working with other professionals and organisations to bring about positive change.
  9. Able to demonstrate commitment to the delivery of good value for money.
  10. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Client Category: Local Authority

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