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Adults Safeguarding Officer
  • Employer: Lincolnshire County Council
  • Reference: 18269
  • Published: Tue 21/03/2023, 10:48 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/04/2023, 23:48 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,723 - £38,296
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Lincolnshire, Sleaford

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Adults Safeguarding Officer

Here in Lincolnshire, we are committed to safeguarding adults and our dynamic, forward-thinking team have an exciting opportunity for safeguarding officers to join us and continue to put adults at the heart of everything that we do. The team manages the safeguarding journey from concern to enquiry completion, so if you are passionate about safeguarding, then please come and join us.

About the Role

The role is totally focussed around safeguarding adults, with every day presenting fresh opportunities to develop your knowledge and look at new ideas.

You will be part of a team that triages safeguarding concerns, ensuring Making Safeguarding Personal and Safeguarding Principles are maintained and that the adult is centre to all that you do. Professional curiosity is key; the role requires you to undertake safeguarding enquires, whilst maintaining people’s choice and control, empowering adults within a risk enablement and strengths based approach.

You will support people to develop links within their own community, looking at creative solutions and will be committed to supporting effective multi-agency working with partner organisations.

The role offers flexible working, with some evening, weekend and bank holiday working on a rota basis.

About the Team

We are a mixed team of Social Workers and Nurses, who all have a passion for safeguarding adults.  We enjoy getting together, sharing lunches and always encourage cakes on a Friday. We all bring our own passions, hobbies and individuality into the mix and we would like you to be part of our inspirational and developing team.

The team base is in Sleaford, and we come together here on a regular basis. However, as we work across the entire county, team members may ‘hot desk’ in other area offices, or work from home at times, in line with our smarter working policy.

About You

To take on this exciting role you must hold a professional Social Work OR Nursing OR Occupational Therapy qualification and have maintained professional registration with the relevant professional body along with some post qualifying practice experience.

Our team have asked that applicants have a secure, sound understanding/ knowledge/experience within the adult safeguarding arena, including S42 enquires, MSP and the Care Act (2014).

Coupled with this you will need to be;

  • Empowering – communication through difficult conversations is key to the role.
  • Confident – your decision making whilst working within risk enablement must be sound.
  • Organised – this is a pressurised, fast paced environment with complex aver changing priorities.

A full Person Specification is available in the attached Job Description.

If you have an enquiring mind and are committed to the promotion of well-being and safeguarding of adults at risk then this would be a great opportunity for you.

Our Offer

Our practitioners receive excellent supervision, access to learning and development opportunities and protected time to support continuous professional development. Lincolnshire County Council is particularly committed to supporting staff access additional qualifications such as AMHP and Practice Educator.

Along with a competitive salary we are offering;

  • Hybrid model of working
  • A Contributory pension
  • Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
  • Civil service sports council membership
  • Flexible working policies
  • Career progression opportunities.
  • A generous annual leave entitlement plus the option to buy more.

Further details can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure

What Next

If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact; Angela Copestick via email

PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that your covering letter/personal statement clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role as set out in the Job Description (attached on LCC jobs Site) and what you feel you can bring to this role, the team and the wider County Council.

Applications Close on 16/04/2023 and interviews will be held on or after 20/04/2023.