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Community Resource Officer

Job Introduction

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Community Resource Officer to join us on a 6 month fixed term contract. The successful candidate will work with colleagues across children’s and Adult Social Care, as well as providers to identify and negotiate placements, supported living and domestic care packages. This position is home based but will require the candidate to come into the office 1 day per week. Help us make a positive difference the lives of Children, young people and Adults. Apply today.

Main Responsibility

  • To lead the negotiation of placement fees
  • To regularly engage with providers of care
  • Maintain a database of available provision for the Social Work teams
  • To develop and maintain effective relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • To develop and maintain a vibrant provider market for social care services.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Strong communications skills with the ability to influence  key stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a highly pressurised team
  • Ability to provide close monitoring of data and performance information
  • Effective negotiation skills.
  • Degree level education in relevant field or relevant experience in Adult Social Care or Children's Social Care. 
  • Good communication skills
  • Use of databases (LAS/LCS), excel, spreadsheets etc
  • Works well under pressure with short deadlines & able to prioritise work loads.
  • Works well as part of a team but also autonomously.

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 18.8%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy

About the Company

Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.

Milton Keynes Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.

Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.

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