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The role:

The Personal Budgets and Client Finance (PB&CF) Unit is looking for a new apprentice to join our successful apprentice programme. The PB&CF Unit takes a leading role in the day-to-day delivery of adult social care in Southwark. We work with operational teams and third party providers to ensure that service users have the packages of care, placements and other services in place to meet their support plan needs.

We also assess service users for financial contributions towards the cost of their care, ensuring that charges are administered fairly, accurately and with sensitivity. In addition, we also make sure providers are paid quickly and correctly and also recover any unpaid financial contributions and, where needed, look after people’s finances and/or arrange public health funerals.

The PB&CF Unit apprentice role will participate in the Southwark Apprenticeship Programme to work in a supported learning environment to develop advanced professional skills, knowledge, behaviours and work experience in the PB&CF Unit.

The successful candidate will attend a course of study with an assigned learning provider or college to attain an apprenticeship award or qualification that meets the requirements of National Occupational Standards at level 3.

About Southwark 

We are the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues and social enterprises and we have a young, diverse and growing population. 

At Southwark we are committed to making our borough just and fair and are taking positive action to tackle inequalities.  Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and the passion we have for Southwark is shared by millions of Londoners who enjoy our outstanding cultural offer, use our hospitals and attend our universities. Our refreshed borough plan and focus on Southwark Stands Together, (which is our work with Southwark’s communities and the council’s staff to tackle racism, injustice and inequality) underpins all that we do. 

About you:

If you are someone with drive, enthusiasm and a positive attitude, who thrives on working in a busy and challenging environment we would love to hear from you. You should possess excellent administrative and numeracy skills and work efficiently to ensure accuracy and attention to detail and have a good knowledge of legislation, policy and financial context of Adult Social Care. For this role you must be able to communicate confidently and effectively when dealing with the public and other key stakeholders.

Additional salary details

Benefits and More Information:

Recruitment timetable

Applications close – 6th Oct

Assessment centre 25th Oct

The assessment centre will consist of the below:

- A video bio

- In person group activity

- Face to face Interview

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme 

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria: 

- Members of the Armed Forces and veterans 

- Are currently in care, or have previously been in care 

- If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition