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Placement Officer

  • Employer: North Somerset Council
  • Reference: SCCP0261
  • Published: Fri 03/03/2023, 11:40 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/03/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 22 hours per week
  • Salary: JG6: £27,852 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset

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Placement Officer

Directorate:                         Children's Services                       

Starting salary:                   JG6:  £27,852 per annum pro rata

Location:                               Based in the Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare

Hours:                                    22 hours per week

Contract:                               Permanent

Closing date:                       Monday 27 March 2023


The Children’s Placement Team is responsible for identifying and commissioning support services and care placements for vulnerable children and young people including Children in Need, Children Looked After and Care Leavers. As a Children’s Placement Officer, you’ll be responsible for receiving and coordinating referrals identifying children’s needs and then sourcing and matching services and placements to meet these needs from both in-house resources and independent sector providers. You’ll also be responsible for undertaking relevant financial and contractual processes relating to independent sector placements. The ideal candidate will have relevant experience from working within social care, education and/or health and be able to work as part of a team within a fast-paced environment. They’ll have excellent organisation skills and an ability to prioritise and manage a changing workload using their own initiative. They’ll be a confident communicator with a range of multiagency professionals and partner agencies with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and a proven ability to negotiate and problem solve.


This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


Want to know more and apply?

For an informal discussion, please contact Charlotte Lewis Placement Manager on


Visit - to download an application pack and apply online.


Anticipated interview date:       Friday 31 March 2023


North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.