An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Placement & Quality Manager to join a public sector organisation based in Essex. The role will report into the Joint Commissioning Unit.
The successful applicant will have a background within social services or similar setting, with management of an operational team within purchasing or placements. Knowledge of child protection procedures and legal framework is essential, alongside a knowledge of 'what work's in residential and fostering placements.
Key duties will include:
To manage a team of placement officers and ensure that an effective and efficient service is provided to meet the needs of service users through the provision of placements from a range of providers
To ensure that all statutory and departmental targets are met to a high standard in the sourcing of monitoring of placements
To undertake a commissioning role in the developing specific arrangements with a range of providers so as to improve service delivery and delivery prudence
To ensure that placements are of sufficient quality, whether OFSTED regulated or unregulated using intelligence from either Placements or Quality Outcomes Teams
To contribute to strategic working and forward planning to ensure a high quality service is delivered to service users
Ability to gather, manipulate and analyse data effectively to produce monthly reporting, to provide evidence for and prepare for BUMP meetings
Responsible for engaging with the market and managing stakeholders
Develop and design commissioning methods to get optimum value for money
Monitor and improve team improvement using business unit performance data
To provide updates and information as required to identify trends, anomalies to inform strategic plans
Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
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