Safeguarding Practitioner

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/01/2019 12:00
£19095.20 - £21423.04
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall, Morpeth
Post Number:
Closing date:
23 Jan
Further Information

The Council

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across the largest county in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here:

The Service

Northumberland County Council Safeguarding Adults Team provide a statutory duty to those adults with care and support needs and is experiencing, or at risk of abuse or neglect and as a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of,or the experience of abuse or neglect.

The Safeguarding Adults Team is a small team comprising of Safeguarding Managers; Social Workers; Safeguarding Officers and administrative staff. The Team leads on adult safeguarding across the County contributing to the prevention of abuse and neglect. The Team reports to the Chief Executive, and the Safeguarding Adults Board in relation to local safeguarding arrangements providing assurances about the support and protection of adults at risk.

The role

To work alongside and in partnership with individuals, families and carers using a range of interpersonal and communication skills.
To be able to work effectively and positively in a multi-agency framework demonstrating excellent communication skills
To be aware of and implement adult safeguarding policies and procedures and directly undertake work in this area e.g. conduct safeguarding investigations
To positively assess and manage risk in complex situations
To establish and maintain appropriate working relationships with individual service users, groups, families and the staff of other agencies.
To make case recordings and provide reports in accordance with statutory and agency requirements. To use information technology as appropriate.

We are offering:
A starting salary of £31,401 pro rata
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
Flexible working arrangements (delete if not applicable)

Essential requirements:
Degree in Social Work or other relevant professional qualification.
Up-to-date understanding of the key issues and relevant theoretical background facing professionals in the field of adult safeguarding
At least two years social work relevant experience
Significant experience of Adult Protection and Safeguarding Policies and procedures.
Experience of team working.
Experience of positive decision making

This is a temporary appointment for 6 months.

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview/assessment centre on Thursday 14th February 2018.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Rebecca Harding (Trans HR Support Officer) on 01670 623 130 or . We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

For further information, please contact Liz Mulligan, 01670 622128 or Judith Adams 01670 622129 for an informal discussion.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please email

Please note
This job is closed for applications.