Contracts Officer - Children In Care

Contracts Officer needed with Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council

Start Date- ASAP
Location – Bournemouth
Duration – Initially 3 months
Hours per week – 37 hours per week
Salary – £20.07ltd per hour


Contract officers will assist in the preparation of tender documents, contracts, and service specifications in liaison with professional staff and in negotiation with providers and prospective providers
Within the access to resources team, you will provide advice, guidance, and practical assistance in relation to contractual and monitoring issues including Children’s Services Managers and staff, and contracted providers.
The Access to resources team are Responsible for approving and processing all invoices for Children’s Services providers which includes resolving payment queries, monitoring payments, liaising with finance, and negotiating fees for new placements and variations to existing placements
Contract officers are responsible for covering the post of Placement Finding Officer who brokers all external children’s placements which includes liaising with practitioners and independent providers to source suitable matching placement options and undertaking fee negotiations.

What is required?

Experience working as a contract officer within children’s services
Experience of using case management systems
Educated to GCSE grades A-C in English and Mathematics

If you are interested please call Erin Webbe on 01772 208964 or email me your CV –

If this role isn’t right for you, but you know someone who would fit perfectly to our engaged and devoted team and you refer them, you will receive a referral bonus of £250.

The benefits of working with SCS;

A specialist, dedicated Social Work consultant offering single point of contact
Exceptional referral bonuses - £250 per referral placed in to work!
An extensive & exclusive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK
Nationwide provider Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities.
Payroll service twice a week.
Ltd and PAYE payment options available.
Annual training budget of up to £250 and continued online CPD training.
Excellent Annual Loyalty schemes / bonuses.
DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.

  • Location: Bournemouth, England
  • Salary: Up to £20.07 per hour
  • Type: Contract
  • Recruiter: Service Care Solutions Ltd
  • Posted: 19-Apr-2023
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