Workforce Planner

Date Posted:

Tuesday September 21, 2021




up to £29,000


38 per week

This role is initially a 3-month temporary contract with the possibility of becoming a permanent role. The temporary role is Monday to Friday, 38 hours per week.

Based at their beautiful 50-acre estate, the HR/Workforce team are looking for a self-motivated, practical and friendly Resource Planner to actively manage the staff rotas across the organisation to ensure the best utilisation of resource to support their young people with severe autism.

You will be responsible for the daily deployment of agency resources and the re-deployment of Prior’s Court resources to ensure safe levels of staffing are always maintained. Using data and insights, you will influence other internal functions to improve resource levels; ensuring that the organisation’s resourcing priorities are met.

Working collaboratively and supportively with the management and leadership teams to ensure resources are well planned and issues are tackled well in advance will be paramount to your success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the rota systems within Prior’s Court; identifying overages and shortages in staffing levels and resolving these to ensure an optimal and safe staffing level is always maintained across the site.
  • Work closely with the care, education, and leadership teams to plan and deploy staff as required to fulfil demand across all employee types: full-time, part-time, variable and seasonal workers
  • Deploy preferred agency staff after internal options have been exhausted and deliver upon business budgets or agency staff objectives
  • Meet regularly with Managers and Leadership teams to discuss resourcing requirements, challenges and agree solutions to staffing issues
  • Manage the daily deployment of Agency staff into homes to ensure optimal and safe coverage with the resources available
  • Process first stage Annual Leave requests to ensure that site coverage is not put at risk should the line manager approve during second stage approval
  • Process all staff absences into the relevant systems and plan staff backfill if required 

The successful candidate will have strong organisational and planning capabilities combined with outstanding communication skills, ideally, gained within a staff planning or residential care setting. The ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines whilst demonstrating a sense of humour is essential.


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