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Personal Budgets Officer

Job details
Posting date: 15 April 2021
Salary: £19,698 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 15 May 2021
Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3NG
Company: East Midlands Shared Services
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: CA1542-E

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Summary

The Personalisation Hub are looking to recruit one full time (37h) Personal Budgets Officer on a permanent basis.


The starting salary is £19,698 (Level 1), rising to £20,493 (Level 2) on first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time).

We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…

Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.

Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.

We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!

Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference.

We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.

Nottingham City Council are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment.

We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way. We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview.

TEAM INFORMATION

The Personalisation Hub is a fast paced team, supporting children, young people and adults with learning and physical disabilities to manage their Direct Payments in a way that promotes independence and choice over the way their care is provided.


The Personalisation Hub receives and processes referrals and requests for information and support from both professionals and citizens and their families, as well as completing regular reviews and quality assurance of services in line with the citizen’s care plan and agreed outcomes.


Personal Budgets Officers are responsible for ensuring payment of Personal Budgets via a Direct Payment for children, young people and vulnerable adults. In addition, the Personal Budgets Officers are responsible for ensuring payments to Direct Payments support services are made in line with the Council’s financial regulations.


They provide assistance / advice to citizens, social care practitioners, health colleagues and external agencies relating to all aspects of Direct Payments, and act as first point of contact for any queries relating to these.


The successful candidate should have a good knowledge of / aptitude for electronic recording and financial systems, as they are expected to maintain and monitor the financial and administrative systems pertinent to the scheme on a regular basis. An ability to use Microsoft Excel to an intermediate or advanced level is desirable.


ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Knowledge of (or willingness to learn) the statutory and regulatory framework for direct payments and self-directed support across children’s and adult services;
  2. Ability to use IT systems, in particular Excel, but also Word, database packages, mainframe applications and email for the effective management of information;
  3. Ability to quickly acquire new skills and knowledge as business needs change.
  4. Experience of working with or knowledge of the issues pertinent to disabled children and carers in a multicultural environment

For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.


For informal enquiries please contact
asc.vacancies@nottinghamcity.gov.uk, quoting vacancy reference CA1542 in the subject line.

This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced check with a barred list check.

References may be sought prior to interview for safeguarding purposes. You will be advised once the application closing date has passed if this is required.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.

This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.

Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.

If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk

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