Careers in Adults' Services Combined Placement and Sourcing Team

Bringing together health and social care to help people live good lives supported in the place that they need to be.

About us

The Combined Placement and Sourcing Team (CPST) is a growing and developing provision within our Adults’ Services at West Sussex County Council with exciting plans for the future.

The CPST was established in April 2020 as part of the council’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support people to be rapidly discharged from hospital.

We are now building the service, which provides an important part of the way we support residents of West Sussex as we recover and move forward from the pandemic.

The CPST provides a central point for sourcing care and support for adults, working in a strengths-based way to help people maintain or regain independence.

The next stage is to bring in sourcing of specialist services for people with lifelong disabilities or requiring support with their mental health, to support them to live a good life.

CPST is made up of seven teams, each focusing on different customer groups or specific services. All of our teams put our customers at the centre of everything they do, working creatively to support people to maintain their independence at all stages of their life.

  • Residential Team - This team supports older people in sourcing the right care home to meet their needs in the best way.
  • Non-Residential Teams (Northern, Southern and Western) - These three teams support people to remain in their own home by accessing a range of services.
  • Hospital Discharge Team - This team works with people requiring support to be discharged from a general hospital.
  • Data Team - A team that supports the work of our service by ensuring our information and records are accurate and processes are efficient.
  • Lifelong Services (LSS)/Woking Age Mental Health Team (WAMHS) - A new team being developed to provide services to support people with a lifelong disability or who may have a mental health condition to plan and access the right support at the right time.

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What the Combined Placement and Sourcing Team at West Sussex County Council is all about

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Why work for us

We have a diverse range of opportunities in the team.

Roles supporting hospital discharge involve working in teams on a rota basis, which are planned in advance, to support people needing support to leave hospital. This may involve evening and weekend working.

Roles supporting adult social care are required during standard office hours usually between 8.00am to 6.00pm.

The salaries below show what you can expect:

  • Placement and Sourcing Assistant (Grade 5) - £22,369 - £22,777
  • Data Officer (Grade 5) - £22,369 - £22,777
  • Care and Support Broker (Grade 7) - £25,409 - £27,852
  • Placement and Sourcing Deputy Lead (Grade 9) - £32,020 - £34,723
  • Placement and Sourcing Lead (Grade 11) - £37,568 - £40,578

Additional allowances may apply to roles which work on a rota basis covering evenings and weekends.

We offer an extensive range of wider benefits which include:

  • annual leave of between 25 to 31 days and the ability to buy 3 days' additional annual leave
  • an excellent local government pension scheme - life insurance is equal to three times your salary for those in the pension scheme
  • flexible and mobile working opportunities supported by our technology
  • access to our high-quality essential training and continuous professional development opportunities which can be tailored to your needs
  • fantastic support for you and your family, including a tax-free childcare scheme, career breaks and access to health and financial wellbeing schemes and benefits
  • a range of commuting and business travel discounts and initiatives, including car leasing.

Further information can be found on our Rewards and benefits page.

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The benefits of joining the CPST

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About you

Do you have the right skills and values to join the CPST? We are looking for people who:

  • have good customer service skills, including the ability to listen and build trusted relationships with people which keep them at the centre of everything we do
  • understand peoples’ individual needs and how best to support these
  • are well organised, able to follow processes effectively and look for efficient and effective ways of working
  • are creative and team players who can work closely with colleagues across health and social care and with service providers to plan and arrange the delivery of strength-based and customer-centred services
  • respect the dignity and diversity of the people you work with
  • communicate to a wide range of people ensuring that information is relayed accurately and understood
  • help keep people safe by determining risks and communicating safeguarding and service quality issues
  • engage in critical reflection with a desire to keep on learning and improving our service.

Staff stories

For insight on what it's like to work in the Careers in the Combined Placement and Sourcing Team, see videos of our staff who share their stories of working in the service with us.


We have both permanent and fixed-term opportunities available and can also provide flexible work on a casual basis via our casual bank.

We have the following roles in our team:

  • Placement and Sourcing Assistant
  • Data Officer
  • Care and Support Broker
  • Placement and Sourcing Deputy Lead
  • Placement and Sourcing Lead.

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Job and career opportunities in CPST

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To see our current vacancies, which can be considered on a full or part-time basis, and for more information on the requirements of these roles, please click on the ‘view and apply for our roles’ button below.

More information on other requirements for specific roles are available in our job adverts.

View and apply for our roles (external link)

All roles will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.


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