Adult Protection and DOLS Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/01/2022 23:59
£42,821 - £46,845 p.a. Grade 14
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
Countywide remit, but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham.
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Closing date:
30 Jan
Further Information

Adult Care
Safeguarding and Practice Development

Adult Protection and DOLS Manager
37hrs permanent


Joining us at this time we will ensure that you are at the forefront of delivering new models of working through our Adult Social Care framework as the ICS model is implemented in Durham.

You will have the opportunity to and contribute to our ambitious plans to fully embed our strengths-based practice, improve services and deliver better outcomes for the people of Durham. You will work in close collaboration with the Liberty Protection Safeguards Implementation Manager. We remain fully committed to supporting our staff to grow and develop, and we will provide you with the opportunity to use your skills and learn new ones.

Supporting the Access Practice Development and Safeguarding Strategic Manager with the strategic development of our Adult Safeguarding Service within Durham, whilst providing inspirational leadership to the safeguarding team. You will develop the team to manage the most complex cases and will work collaboratively with Locality Managers , Social Care Direct and the Practice Improvement Manager.

You will manage a specific portfolio which includes contributing to the smooth transition of processes and systems to deliver the requirements of the Liberty Protection Safeguards in close collaboration with the Liberty Protection Safeguards Manager ; and will lead on appropriate safeguarding partnership work in conjunction with Durham Adult Safeguarding Partnership, ensuring that the Council’s statutory lead agency responsibilities are discharged appropriately.

The role is an exciting career development opportunity for professional leaders, who are interested in the field of Adult Safeguarding. You will help us challenge the status quo and help lead change to ensure Adults within Durham are supported.

*For more information regarding the role or to have an informal discussion, please contact Louise Hill, Strategic Safeguarding, Access, and Practice Development Manager on 07825938431. email louise.hill@durham.gov.uk

As an experienced practitioner, you will want to work in a setting that believes that people are at their healthiest and happiest when they are supported to remain independent, in the neighbourhoods and communities they call home.

You will demonstrate a collaborative and facilitative style of leadership, which ensures you engage, coach, mentor, motivate and inspire your team to become high performing, ensuring the service provided is effective and responsive to the needs of the population.

Driven by research, innovation and the desire to develop best practice, you must demonstrate an applied knowledge of Adult Social Care and Safeguarding legislation.

This role is a great opportunity for someone with the right drive and ambition to join our highly motivated team. The successful applicant will share our enthusiasm, contributing to and influencing improved performance at an individual, team and service level.

Qualifications: Professional qualification/degree in health or social care or
Degree in other relevant subject

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

**Covid-19 Vaccination
This role falls within the scope of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021. These Regulations require you to demonstrate that you have received a complete course of your Covid-19 vaccination, unless exemptions apply. A complete course may refer to one or two doses of the vaccine, depending on the type of vaccine. It does not cover booster doses. Extending the policy to cover booster doses would require amending the regulations and be subject to parliamentary approval.
If you are successful and before taking up the role you will be required to provide evidence of this as part of your pre-employment checks.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on: 9th February, 2022.
Interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams. If you are successful at shortlisting you will be notified via North East Jobs of the date and time of your interview. A separate invite will be sent via Microsoft Teams.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on telephone no. 03000 268467 or Email: PESAHS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.