Placement Officer -Admin & Clerical

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Placement Officer -Admin & Clerical
Contract / Temporary

Bromley RQ728312

Posted: 8th November 2022 11:46
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  • Pay Rate:

    £15.40 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5 months

  • Bromley,

    BR1 3UH

What's involved with this role:


Temporary Placement Officer -Admin & Clerical

Reference no: Bromley RQ728312  

Pay Rate: £15.40 per hour PAYE

A DBS disclosure is listed as a requirement for this role; however the level of disclosure has not been specified by the client.

The post-holder will support with sourcing placements and packages of care for Adults or Children across the next six months in line with LBB policies and procedures.


Key responsibilities:

  • Discharge the Authority’s responsibilities under the Children Act 1989 and other relevant legislation with respect to children in need, children in care and young people leaving the care system.
  • Discharge the Authority’s responsibilities under ASCOF and other relevant legislation with respect to clients with disabilities, vulnerabilities and care needs.
  • Ensure the council’s eligibility criteria, policies and procedure are followed in relation to service users.
  • Help create packages of support to prevent unnecessary reception of children and young people into care and to assist adult clients to remain in their own home where possible and/or to move to suitable and appropriate residential care.
  • Match service user needs to potential placements.
  • Monitor the performance of current providers of placements and support services


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


Experience & Knowledge / Technical skills

  • Educated to a high level – first degree or equivalent.
  • Completion of the post graduate certificate in Commissioning in Public Care or any other relevant commissioning qualification -desirable
  • Experience of negotiating agreements or contracts
  • Experience of working in a local government or third sector environment, ideally within a social care or community care setting
  • Previous experience of a customer focussed environment
  • Evidence of continued professional and personal development


Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Proficient in the use of computer packages and in undertaking administrative tasks.
  • Ability to work within a framework of legislation, guidance, divisional policies and procedures
  • Skilled in communicating orally and in writing in clear and correct English, including an ability to maintain concise and legible case records and the ability to produce reports as required.
  • Ability to manage working time effectively to meet both professional priorities and administrative requirements.
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • A high level of computer and IT skills and experience, record keeping and telephone communications, including the use of office software packages, eg databases, email and internet for research.
  • Demonstrate appropriate understanding, knowledge and skills in valuing diversity


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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.


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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Job Ref: Bromley RQ728312
Placement Officer -Admin & Clerical
Client Category: Local Authority

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