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Job Opening

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Tue, 28 September 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Islington's Children's Services to become a Placement Team Manager.


Our ambition

We're determined to make Islington fairer. To create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.

We also have an ambitious goal – to be the best council in the country – with every employee clear about the part they play and inspired, focused and supported to give their very best.

We want to build an organisation where employees feel valued, inspired and empowered to help us achieve our goals and provide the best services possible to our residents.


Our values and behaviours

‘Be Islington’ is about setting a clear challenge about what it means to be an Islington employee and sets the standard for every new recruit.

We ask our employees to ‘Be Islington’ – playing their part in working together for a fairer borough and to always be collaborative, be ambitious, be resourceful, and be empowering (‘CARE’).

Islington is rated ’ an outstanding ' authority by Ofsted


Main Duties & responsibilities

Implement, monitor & review Islington's placement's sufficiency strategy

Support the implementation of the placement commissioning strategy, and the development of outcomes bases accountability too all procurement and purchasing activity

Deliver an efficient & effective day to day placement service

Establish and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders

Support marketing development strategies & development of effective partnership arrangements

Ensure  procured placements are monitored and reviewed & support financial reconciliation activities

Manage the development of an effective placement brokerage service, and the staff responsible for the day to day operational activities within it.


Closing date: Tuesday 5th October 2021 at 23:59

Proposed interview date: Wednesday 27th October 2021


You can apply online by completing the application form.