Are you a highly organised and motivated individual who would love to work in a service for children and young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities or Adults with Learning disabilities?
Do you have excellent administrative, financial, record keeping, data recording and contracts monitoring skills?
An opportunity has opened up to be part of the new Health, Special Education Needs and Disabilities' Commissioning & Brokerage Team as a Brokerage Business Support and Contracts Officer.
You will be working with the Team Manager, Senior Broker and Brokerage Resource Officers to ensure effective and efficient running of the business functions of the HSEND Commissioning & Brokerage Team and maintain accurate records and performance data to support service delivery to children and young people with Special Education Needs and disabilities and adults with learning disabilities.
Interview date: TBC
For an informal discussion, please contact Olanrewaju Oluwafemi - Commissioning & Performance Manager on 07525387862.
About the role
You will be the first point of contact for the team and be able to deal appropriately with all requests for information and take the necessary action.
Co-ordinate and book team meetings, worker supervisions and any other meetings as required, including booking of rooms and equipment, conference call facilities as necessary.
Take and produce minutes of meetings and circulate once approved.
Provide support to the Duty operations of the HSEND Commissioning & Brokerage Team.
Ensure that providers receive prompt and accurate payment for services brokered to the team and that they are supported by valid contracts.
Maintain client/service user and providers records with accurate and up to date information and assist with the maintenance of logs and any other datasets.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
Part office / part home – hybrid - We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
Working arrangements are subject to Government guidance at the time. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
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Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).