Brokerage Manager

Oxfordshire, Berkshire

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTW2403_1616598252
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2021-03-24
  • Location: Oxfordshire, Berkshire
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-23
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Brokerage Manager for Oxfordshire County Council.

The postholder will line manage a number of Brokerage Officers who will specialise in the relevant life stage, as well as a number of Brokerage Support Officers who will operate flexibly to provide support across all brokerage activities. The role will require joint working with other Council directorates, Health colleagues, providers, communities and other partners, therefore building effective working relationships and developing holistic opportunities is vital.

Main duties:

  • To oversee the effective and efficient delivery of brokerage activities to identify effective care and support arrangements for children and adults (specialising in a particular life stage), working with operational services, providers and service users
  • To ensure service users, carers and their families can access appropriate signposting, information and advice to inform their care and support decisions
  • To maximise available capacity and innovation in the health and care market for care and support arrangements by working closely with other Council directorates, providers and partners
  • To maintain robust oversight of financial arrangements for care and support packages which enables quality and value, utilising frameworks and cost-effective contractual mechanisms as far as possible
  • To develop, implement and ensure compliance with appropriate governance and decision making processes for care and support arrangements, working with operational service leadership
  • To keep key stakeholders informed and enabled to make decisions on care and support arrangements, including providing relevant information, analysis and reports on activity, performance and the market#
  • To promote and ensure a person-centred approach to brokering care and support arrangements which enable the delivery of outcomes, needs and preferences for the service user, carers and their families
  • To ensure a high level of timely, accurate and robust data recording, documentation and administration to facilitate effective management information, financial forecasting, analysis and statutory reporting
  • To build and lead effective working relationships with key suppliers and the wider market, working with Commissioning Managers to shape and develop the market for care and support arrangements
  • To build and lead effective working relationships with colleagues in commissioning, quality & improvement, operational services, the corporate Hub and other council teams to facilitate quality and cost-effective care and support arrangements

Skills and experiences:

  • Relevant work experience spanning at least 3 years in purchasing, sourcing, contract management and/or financial management in the public or private sector
  • Considerable experience of working with service users, families and suppliers for the relevant life stage (Start Well; Live and Age Well)
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully leading teams, managing resources, and project management to deliver outcomes, quality, and value in the public sector
  • Evidence of using a range of tools and applications to manage effective brokerage, including interpreting data analysis and management information, and reporting to leadership teams
  • Relevant qualification in Health, Education, Social Care or Commissioning
  • A degree level or equivalent qualification or relevant professional experience commensurate with the role
  • Enhanced clear DBS registered with the update service

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