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Cardiff Council

Placements Support Officer
Job Category: Admin/Clerical, Social Care-Children's
Contract type: Permanent
Working hours: Part Time
Department: Social Services
Grade: Grade 5
Salary: £21,166 - £24,799 pro-rata
Closing date: 23/07/2019

This is a key post responsible for undertaking placement finding for Looked After Children.  Due to the flexible retirement of the existing post holder, we have a part time (17 hours) opportunity available for recruitment. 

You will be a skilled administrator with significant experience of working in a busy and pressurised environment. 

You will require excellent communication skills and an ability to work as part of a team. 

You will need to be able to work alone and to work under pressure in order to meet key deadlines.  

You will use a tendering process for children in need of accommodation and the contractual arrangements around this process.

For an informal discussion, please contact Jenny Stone on Tel. 029 2087 2405.

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced checks.

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.

This post is part time and will work 17.00 hours per week.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

As a large public sector organisation, it is important to us that we support the economic wellbeing of our citizens and that our workforce better reflects the communities we serve.   Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from under represented individuals:
aged under 25
not in employment, education or training
from our local communities including in particular those from the Cardiff BAME community and LGBT+ communities
able to communicate fluently in Welsh

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