Project Officer Short Breaks - Leatherhead

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Surrey County Council
Leatherhead, Surrey
22 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

£28,591 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, Surrey.

Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

About the Role

This is an excellent opportunity to become part of the Surrey Short Breaks Service working towards improving outcomes for disabled children, young people and their families.

The post holder will be part of a small team based at Fairmount House. It will involve countywide travel.

The principle accountabilities of this role are to ensure the effective development and delivery of commissioned short breaks services across the county. The key function of the role is to contract manage a range of short breaks services to ensure all provision is:

  • Quality assured
  • Cost effective
  • Needs led and outcomes focused
  • Promoting inclusion

This is a challenging and varied role requiring a partnership approach working with a range of stakeholders including service providers, families and social care colleagues.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your CV and personnel statement will clearly evidence:

  • Knowledge of the aims and objectives of the short breaks agenda and relevant legislation.
  • Experience of working with disabled children and young people.
  • An understanding of the social model of disability including and the importance of working with diversity.
  • An understanding of partnership working and the roles and responsibilities of statutory, voluntary and community organisations.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 13th August 2017. Interviews will take place week commencing 21st August 2017.

Equal Opportunities

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.