Brokerage Officer x3

Job Category: Other jobs
Reference HQ00022416
Directorate People and Community
Service Brokerage Team
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Initially 3 months
Location Cambridgeshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate From £11.50 to £12.69 per hour, depending on experience

About the job:

Opus People Solutions, on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council, are looking for 3 Brokerage Officers to contribute to the effective running of the team and office. As a Brokerage Officer you will be responsible for providing office administration, financial, management and supervision support services, ensuring that services are delivered to a high standard and enabling the Council to deliver a customer focussed service more effectively and efficiently.

These are full-time roles. Office is based in Stanton House, Cambridge, however, the roles would be partially working from home.

 

 

  • Respond to service requests for permanent nursing and residential care placements across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
  • Respond to the need for managing block contacts with Providers and teams to ensure efficiency in care planning
  • Negotiate and manage care placement prices with independent sector care homes
  • Sourcing of Domiciliary Care packages across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
  • Recording detailed notes on Mosaic
  • Provide timely and effective administrative support
  • Respond to queries, liaising with Officers, Managers and departments to ensure all advice and communication (telephone, letters, emails, face-to-face) is delivered to County Council standards and regulatory guidelines
  • Responsible for overseeing document & data management (paper and electronic), including filing and distributing documents
  • Oversee the collection, collation & manipulation of a wide range of information using CCC information systems, to generate reports, prepare letters, memos and documents
  • Arrange meetings, training events and collect and organise all supporting materials, distributing agendas and minutes as required
  • Undertake general clerical & administrative tasks and support the team and service as required
  • Assist with monitoring and/or management of budgets in accordance with County council financial processes, systems and instructions as necessary
  • Ensure that County Council financial processes and systems are complied with
  • Undertake financial support duties as required to support the efficient delivery of services
  • Provide administrative support to the Brokerage Manager/Team
  • Provide discharge/new referrals information for management reports
  • Oversee that meetings and events are properly planned and arrangements co-ordinated
  • Ensure records of meetings are taken and necessary follow up action undertaken
  • Use and maintain the Council’s databases and information systems to produce reports, presentations, undertake analysis and provide recommendations for action
  • Plan, prepare and co-ordinate the agenda for all meetings, to ensure the timely and effective presentation of information to facilitate the meeting’s work
  • Advise and inform others on matters relating to own job or section or directorate
  • Represent team/section at meetings and on working groups
  • Ensure the maintenance of a healthy and safe working environment
  • Take action to reduce the risk to self and others
  • Ensure understanding of core business of the Section/Office
  • Undertake other tasks and responsibilities as required in the delivery of Council services
  • Work flexibly with other secretarial staff within the team at all levels to ensure that workloads and key positions are covered in the event of absence or need

 

  • Educated to A Level standard, NVQ3 or equivalent standard (e.g. GNVQ, Certificate in Management, BTech)
  • IT Qualified to CLAIT/IBT2/RSA/ECDL
  • Extensive office administrative experience
  • Fully proficient at using IT systems, with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and associated office packages
  • Knowledge of health and safety legislation
  • Knowledge of Data Protection and Equal Opportunities legislation and their requirements
  • Understanding of financial management, procedures and processes
  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Able to consistently produce work of a high standard
  • Good interpersonal skills – able to communicate in a friendly, open and constructive manner
  • Able to work on own initiative with minimal supervision
  • Commitment to continuous service development
  • Confident to ongoing personal and role development

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