Safeguarding Adults Coordinator

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/11/2023 23:59
£40,478 - £43,516
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
Civic Centre
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Number of posts:
Closing date:
26 Nov
Further Information
We’re looking for a Safeguarding Coordinator, Interested?

Temporary Maternity Cover

Do you want a role where you’re recognised for what you do, given the opportunity to thrive and have the chance to be the best version of yourself? Interested in joining a great organisation with an employee offer and experience that rivals others? Are you looking for a new challenge in Adult Social Care? If so, please keep reading as you’re just what we’re looking for!

The team…

Our Assessment teams use a conversational approach, focusing on an individual’s strengths and the community around them, supporting Gateshead residents to live thriving lives. Teams across the service provide assessment, intervention, and support in relation to an individual’s social care needs with a focus on promoting wellbeing and independence, helping individuals take greater control over their lives by championing an early engagement model. Working in this way promotes the individual’s access to other agencies and provides them with the tools to be both physically and mentally healthy, reducing their need for long-term provisions and re-enable them where possible.

About the role….   

We are seeking to appoint a Safeguarding Adults Co-ordinator to join the team who has knowledge of the Care Act 2014, risk management and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

You will hold a Social Work degree or equivalent.

It is essential that the successful applicant has experience of chairing complex meetings, implementing Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures, direct work with vulnerable individuals, producing high quality reports and other management information, assessing and managing high risk situations, dealing with difficult situations and partnership working. The successful candidate must also have excellent communication skills and relevant experience in a social care setting.

Further information on Safeguarding Adults in Gateshead can be found on our website www.gatesheadsafeguarding.org.uk

People really are our greatest asset at Gateshead Council and we value every employee.  We encourage our people to think differently, do the right thing and be innovative.

A bit about Gateshead Council…

Adult Social Care is on the frontline of tackling the inequalities in poverty and health that our community face. Our Thrive Agenda aims to effectively address these issues and enable the members of our community to live thriving lives.

Working in Adult Social Care is not an easy job, however; there aren’t many that are more fulfilling when you can see the impact that you are having on the lives of the members of our community who are in need of support.

We’re truly committed to providing our customers with the highest quality of service and we need like-minded people who can help us deliver a high-quality service.   We need people who want to make a difference, who are talented, possess the right knowledge and skills and who want the chance to demonstrate how good they are.

What’s in it for you?  Well, there’s so much on offer and here’s just a few of the highlights!

You’ll be paid a competitive salary of £40,478 - £43,516 plus additional allowances where relevant
You can save for your future by enrolling in our generous pension scheme
You’ll have access to great health and wellbeing support, including discounted membership to GO Gateshead Leisure Services and ability to use our cycle to work scheme
We’ll give you access to a Co Wheels vehicle for work use, saving your petrol costs and wear to your vehicle
A generous annual leave package of 28 days (2 of which are fixed), increasing to 30 days (plus 2 fixed) following 5 years’ service. You will also have the opportunity to purchase up to 10 days extra leave via our Annual Leave Salary Sacrifice Scheme.
We’ll give you the chance to take advantage of various offers and discounts on shopping and household spend; including O2, Virgin Media and Dell
Access to the BlueLight Card Scheme
Access to generous flexi time system with the opportunity to take 2 flexi days per 4 week flexi period, depending on the needs of the service.
We offer hybrid working, allowing colleagues to work remotely where appropriate if they wish to do so
A robust Workforce Development offer with loads of opportunities for learning to progress your career and to enhance your knowledge in specific areas.
Adult Social Care at Gateshead Council offers the chance to progress in a variety of roles across the service. Our colleagues had this to say:

“Gateshead Council are very, very good at encouraging staff to progress in their careers, and to believe in the staff and believe in themselves” – David

“I think there is a real ethos of growing your own and making sure that staff are rewarded for their efforts and feel that they can do jobs.” – Angela

It’s time to apply!

We’re delighted that you want to come and work with us.  Please take a look at the full job profile via this link: P108991_-_Safeguarding_Adults_Coordinator_JP_Nov23.pdf (gateshead.gov.uk)  It’s important that you read it in full and check that you meet the essential criteria, because when we start choosing people to come and meet us we’ll be checking to ensure that they meet the essential criteria as set out in the job profile.

For an informal discussion or if you need any assistance, please contact Anne Thomson (Safeguarding Team Manager) on 07543 302 978 or annethomson@gateshead.gov.uk
Please note
This job is closed for applications.