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Safeguarding Support Worker
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/20/9497
  • Published: Wed 07/10/2020, 13:50 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 21/10/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 30 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,183 to £24,491 per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands, Bedfordshire

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Safeguarding Support Worker

Team: Adult Safeguarding Team

Job Family: Advising - CBG7

Salary: £22,183 to £24,491 per annum, pro rata

Hours: 30 hours per week (Working 4 days per week)

Base Location: Priory House, Shefford - with home working due to current government advise

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 21st October 2020

Interview Date: 28th October 2020

More about the role:

This is a great opportunity to join the Safeguarding team as a Support Worker. In this role you would be the first point of contact for all Safeguarding Adults queries, Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivations of Liberty (DoLS) referrals. This includes reports of abuse and neglect of people with care and support needs. 

As a Safeguarding Support Worker you will provide advice and guidance on the safeguarding helpline for safeguarding adults concerns. You will review safeguarding reports and advise on course of action and escalate to a manager where appropriate. You will work closely with senior support workers. You will support the safeguarding lead officers (manager) in making decisions, screening for enquiries, information gathering and recording.

In the role you will attend and take minutes of safeguarding meetings, ensuring that all statements and actions are recorded. Produce an approved typed set of minutes and distribute to all attendees. The role also required you to undertake outreach and awareness raising work on safeguarding adults. This will be alongside staff working in the health, social care and criminal justice field and at public events.

To apply for this position you’ll need a good standard of education in literacy and numeracy. You’ll also need some experience of multiagency working and knowledge of how Adult Social Care fits with the work of other agencies. Alongside experience of working to deadlines and prioritising work. In return you will get training and support to develop your knowledge and skills and become part of a skilled and supportive team.

This is an exciting time to join us to help us further develop this key agenda. Take advantage of a generous reward package and the chance to learn and progress in your career. Join us and find your greatness by helping us to deliver better services. Work with our partner agencies to safeguard adults from abuse and neglect in our community.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.

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To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Safeguarding Support Worker Recruitment Pack 

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Leire Agirre, Head of Safeguarding (Adults) at or on 07990 338900.

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.