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Childrens Placement Commissioning Manager


Job Description:

Childrens Placement Commissioning Manager based in Wembley and the salary is starting at £52,929.00

This is a full time permanent role

Employer Reference:                  5222551

Hybrid working, usually a minimum of 2 days in the office. These would normally be Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Commissioning Resource team is responsible for identifying external fostering, residential and family placements for children looked after aged 0-18, supported accommodation for young people aged 16+, and supporting young people leaving care with securing settled accommodation. The team plays a crucial role in offering the children and young people we care for safety, security and stability.. Whilst being a very busy team, they are a vibrant and welcoming group to work with.

You will bring positive energy, enthusiasm and passion to the role, with a clear focus on achieving positive outcomes for the children and young people we care for.


The ideal candidate will have

  • Experience of working in and/or managing a children’s placements team, in a local authority setting.
  • Excellent communication skills, and an ability to build relationships with internal colleagues in social work teams, finance, as well as with external providers.
  • Enthusiasm and tenacity to lead, shape and develop a team, bringing creativity and innovation to the way we commission placements for children and young people


Due to high volumes of CVs received we are not able to respond to all unsuccessful applications. You will always however hear from us by phone if we are able to take your CV forward to the next stage.

If you are interested in the role please apply on our website with your CV, alternatively you can email your CV to [email protected] quoting the reference number.

Essential Employment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Essential Employment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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  • Job Type

    Contract, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Social Services