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Quality Of Placements Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Do you want to make a difference for children and families? We have a great opportunity for a Quality of Placements Officer to join our supportive team making sure we’re able to provide good quality placements such as fostering, residential and in supported accommodation.

Main Responsibility

You will:

  • be responsible to the Market Relationship Manager to provide technical knowledge and expertise in relation to the regulatory framework and National Minimum Standards. 
  • required to hold providers to account for service quality, monitoring provider quality and performance and taking the lead in addressing any concerns raised regarding a service provider.
  • work will require collecting, analysing and understanding data trends, to identify areas of improvement and implement them accordingly.
  • required to develop an effective process to encourage earlier, and more proactive conversations between Providers and Staffordshire’s placement service about any potential issues or risks that threaten the ongoing stability of a placement.

The Ideal Candidate

You’ll need to have:

  • the initiative to work independently
  • have excellent knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation around minimum standards for children’s homes, foster care and supported accommodation and be able to interpret legislation to ensure appropriate standards are monitored and maintained
  • the ability to analyse data and identify trends and areas we can improve
  • a valid UK drivers licence as you’ll need to undertake site visits across the county.

But above all else you’ll have a passion for your work knowing that you’re helping achieve positive outcomes for children and families across Staffordshire.

How we work

We work flexibly in our team with a mix of office and home working to make sure we can all have a great work life balance. Plus, if you’d like to discuss potential working arrangements or just find out more about the role do get in touch with

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

As you’ll know safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people/vulnerable adults is important to us and that’s why this position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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