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