Harrow Council’s People Services Directorate is currently recruiting for a Court of Protection and Protection of Property Officer to join their Adult Services Division. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the protection of service users’ property including delivering the council’s statutory funerals service. Also making applications to the Court of Protection for Deputyships (finance) or to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) for appointeeships for those without mental capacity and family members willing to take on the responsibility. The role safeguards the funds of the person subject to the Deputyship and ensures that their best interests are served at all times.
The successful applicant will have:
- Knowledge of the Council’s statutory duties under Section 48 of the National Assistance Act, 1948 (Protection of Property) and
Section 46, Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 (Burials and Cremations).
- Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005; Court of Protection rules 2017; and professional Deputy standards
- Knowledge of the role of the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) and Court of Protection
- Experience Court of Protection related matters e.g. making applications
- Ability to work under pressure and organise work efficiently in order to meet Court and OPG deadlines
Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit with a range of cultures, religions and opinions that come together to produce high achieving schools and a close and friendly community. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.
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