The starting salary for this role is £27,991 per annum based on a 36 hour week.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the newly formed Joint Brokerage Team which is part of the Adult Social Care Commissioning function. Working as part of a team you will be required to manage, and respond to, referrals for care support from frontline teams and to respond with options within agreed deadlines. You will be required to source appropriate care support for people with a Mental Health support requirement when they most need it, at an appropriate cost. You may also be required to negotiate and manage discussions with providers as part of the sourcing process.
We currently have a total of nine permanent Brokerage Officer vacancies: six positions working with adults with a Disability, and three positions working with adults with mental health issues. Please note that there may be an occasional requirement to work some weekends on a rota basis, but this will form part of your 36 hours per week.
Although you will be principally based at Quadrant Court, Woking, there is flexibility to work across Surrey. The Council is committed to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the ability to deliver rather than the location. However, there will be service delivery needs that will require attending offices and visiting providers at specific times.
You will be highly organised, willing to take responsibility, use initiative and be comfortable in managing your own priorities within the set procedures and processes.
Excellent interpersonal skills are essential along with good negotiation and relationship development abilities. You will have a good understanding of working with highly confidential information in a customer focused environment and can work under pressure to tight deadlines.
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
This job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 26th September 2021.
The hiring team intend to start holding interviews from 4th October onwards. Therefore there is the potential that interviews may be held over several weeks from that date.
A Basic Disclosure DBS check will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion about this role please contact Karen Houlton, Central Placements Team Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application and CV. Please note you should also submit a separate Personal Statement that should be tailored for this role (and be no longer than two sides of A4 please).
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.