Placements Manager - Band 7

Location Kent
Job type Contract
Salary £41.45 - 41.45 per hour
Reference 166517

Sanctuary Personnel, an award-winning and renowned Recruitment Agency is looking for an experienced and dedicated Band 7 Placements Manager to work based in Kent.

The pay rate for this locum Placements Manager job is £41.45 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 1-month contract.


  • Support the Head of Placements in ensuring that individual placements are managed effectively and efficiently and take the lead the delivery of the service to customers
  • Be assigned a key area of speciality (i.e. Children/ People with Mental Health,/ People with Neuro Rehabilitation needs/ or People needing placement through a Section 117.) but they will be expected to provide cover across a variety of placements as and when necessary
  • Provide placement management support to CCGs for individual’s needs that cannot be met through standard CCG and IFR commissioning arrangements
  • A coordination and assurance function to ensure that effective mechanisms are in place to ensure effective placements management
  • Ensuring that the ‘Responsible Commissioner’ is identified appropriately
  • Ensuring that consent to placement or a change to placement arrangements has been obtained
  • Ensure the placement request meets the clinical eligibility criteria and has clearly defined clinical outcomes, cost and length of time the treatment / placement will be required for
  • Ensure there is sufficient information to enable the CCG/ Clinical panel to make an informed decision
  • Coordinate the review of individual placement arrangements providing advice and guidance to commissioners as appropriate
  • Ensure the CCG is compliant with statutory requirements relating to individual placements including as applicable timescales for agreeing a 0-25 Education Health and Care Plan that specifies the need for a continuing care package, placement, treatment programme or specialist equipment
  • Ensure safe storage of records in accordance with the data protection Act
  • Manage and record all conversations with individuals and families where appropriate
  • Providing support and advice to referrers including as applicable local care coordinators who are accountable for providing holistic case management for Mental Health patients
  • Support the investigation and management of the serious incidents relating to individual placements
  • Support the Deputy Head of Placements with governance and system management tasks, including dealing with complaints, enquiries and appeals
  • Work with IPM and service providers to ensure that quality reviews to ensure all aspects of the placements are effectively monitored assuring delivery of joint action plans as required
  • Support the overall management of Out of Area /performance –coordinating activities that support panels and decision making processes
  • Act as a point of contact for supporting management of complex queries and working with stakeholders to resolve clinical placement discrepancies
  • Support the achievement of key performance standards reporting/ liaising to/ with CCGs and external agencies and out of area providers
  • Manage all corporate business returns, including planning and workforce returns
  • Develop and implement a content management system to ensure information is properly managed and best practice is shared across the team, Directorate and the wider NHS organisation
  • Take a lead in the coordination of training & development and recruitment activity across the Team

Requirements of the Placements Manager:

  • Flexibility, an understanding of and sign up to the culture, values and vision of the organisation and a desire for continuous personal and organisational development and improvement
  • A strong understanding of the commissioning of placements and/or individualised packages of care essential for this role
  • A background in Mental Health (including section 117) would also be an advantage
  • Educated to degree level in relevant subject or equivalent level qualification or significant experience of working at a similar level in specialist area
  • A relevant professional qualification i.e. nursing, AHP, registered social worker or evidence of equivalent high level experience of working at a similar level in specialist area
  • Experience of complex case management
  • Experience of working in the health and or social care sector
  • Evidence of effective working across multiple organisations
  • Evidence of working collaboratively with other professionals from health, education, social care and the voluntary sector
  • Clinical knowledge relating to commissioning
  • Experience of commissioning services
  • Significant experience of successfully operating in a politically sensitive environment
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Demonstrated experience of co-ordinating projects in complex and challenging environments
  • Experience of managing risks and reporting
  • Experience of drafting briefing papers and correspondence at SMT level
  • Experience of monitoring budgets and business planning processes
  • Understanding of the public sector
  • Demonstrated experience in a Healthcare environment
  • Evidence of knowledge of relevant policies and guidance to the placement area i.e. “who pays”, “National Framework for Continuing Healthcare” , Mental Health Act, National Framework for Children’s Continuing Care, Children and Families Act 2014, implementation of personal budgets
  • Experience and knowledge of Care Quality Commission processes and Quality Review systems
  • Experience and knowledge of Safe Guarding Children/Adult procedures /processes
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project principles, techniques and tools, such as Prince 2 Foundation and Microsoft Project
  • Ability to prepare and produce concise yet insightful communications for dissemination to senior stakeholders and a broad range of stakeholders as required
  • Experience of creating and giving presentations to a varied group of internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience of being able to clearly and sensitively inform patients / carers of a funding decision

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Daily payroll
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive management knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands


This Placements Manager job is advertised by the Shift Booking Team; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.