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Brokerage Manager OCC61396

Job details


Salary range: £42,821 - £45,859 per annum

Work location: Remote working with office visits to Oxfordshire

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working 

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 9th May 2021

Interview date: Monday 17th May 2021



Giving all our children the best start in life




About us


Oxfordshire County Council, together with Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, is changing the way that we plan, buy and oversee health, education and social care services for our 700,000-strong population. By bringing together local authority and health commissioning systems, we’re creating a person-centred, place-based and outcomes-focused approach across our whole locality.



The challenge


You’ll join us following a significant restructure, where there are many opportunities to innovate, influence and make an impact. From our strategic vision to the way we manage workflows, we’re completely overhauling our approach. In the future, our work will be centred on three life stages: Start Well (Children), Live Well (Adults and Mental Health) and Age Well (Older People, Adult Social Care). We have also identified three tiers of need: Promote and Prevent, Improve and Enable, and Support and Protect. 


Heading up an established team focused on Start Well, you will source and embed a wide range of placements and support packages for children and young people.  These range from fostering and residential care to education. You will also ensure service users and their families can access information and advice to support their decision-making. Your team will receive referrals, identify options and source services, and also negotiate contracts with providers.



The person


This is a fast-paced environment so you’ll need to be quick to learn and ready to turn your hand to a range of tasks. You’ll need experience of purchasing, sourcing, contract management or financial management, coupled with a sound understanding of local authority services for children and young people. A track-record of leading teams, managing resources and overseeing projects to achieve efficiencies is essential. You’ll also know how to build strong relationships and networks. Confident and engaging, you’ll have the skills to influence key stakeholders and shape markets to ensure effective and sustainable care and services.



Rewards and benefits


It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development. 


We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering. 



Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria 


For detailed information about both the role and the new service, please click here to view our dedicated web page.



Application Procedure


To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory. 


If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team using Recruitment Application Enquiry Form on the Home Page. 



Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion


At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.


Our commitment to safeguarding


Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.


Guaranteed interviews


As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.


We are open to discussions about flexible working.


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