About us

As somewhere to live, Luton is inspiring and forward thinking. With award winning galleries, beautiful Chiltern views and excellent transport links. Luton has an affordable housing market, with house prices below the national average. The links with London are exceptionally good. In 36 minutes, you could be back to London on a direct train. Our offices are close to the train station.

We acknowledge Luton is currently on an improvement journey and that is the reason we need passionate, agile, dynamic, creative and inspiring qualified Safeguarding, MCA & Dols Lead Officer to join our Adult Social Care Service at this important juncture. Luton’s Adults and Families are at the heart of everything we do. Our undivided focus is on achieving good outcomes for Adult Social Care by delivering high quality adult’s social services across the borough.

About the job

Salary: £42,821 - £45,859 a year, plus £3203 car benefit
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent

We have a highly rewarding opportunity in the Adult Social Care team where you will manage and lead the Adult Safeguarding Triage/Screening, as part of the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) functions of the Adult Safeguarding service.

In this vital role, you will manage the resources and budget allocated for both services and monitor, review and drive performance, good practice standards and outcomes for adults at risk, in accordance with the Care Act 2014 and the Statutory Guidance.

You will also contribute to wider safeguarding quality and performance within Adult Social Care and support effective inter-agency working practices, including the work of the Luton Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB), ensuring decisions and policies are embedded in practice, providing advice and guidance to other professionals, as required.

About you

This is a public facing role so you will need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing English.
Our ideal candidate should be able to manage, motivate and develop a social services team effectively, achieving high levels of performance from staff, managing multiple priorities and working to competing deadlines.

Excellent communication skills are vital for this role, as you should be able to share a clear vision of adult safeguarding, including ability to write and present complex reports and presentations in a clear focused way to a variety of audiences.

It is crucial that you are have substantial knowledge of legislation and statutory responsibilities relating to Adult Social Care, including appropriate quality standards; and safeguarding procedures, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, strengths based practice, and making safeguarding personal.

We do ask that you have a recognised Social Work qualification, demonstrable post qualifying and supervisory experience, a track record of managing complex adult safeguarding and a commitment to undertake further professional development, You will also need to be a qualified BIA and hold a current Health and Care Professions Council Registration (HCPC).

If you think you could become an asset to the team, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to receiving your application.

Join us and help us “realise the remarkable” every day!

Please note: That interviews will be held on 25th June 2021.

Additional information

We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

- flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
- 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- generous holiday entitlement with the option to buy up to 20 days
- local government pension with generous employer contribution
- excellent support and development
- relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
- half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
- discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars
- Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing

Application process

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare all unspent cautions and convictions; and also any adult cautions (simple or conditional), and spent convictions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020).

A person’s criminal record will not in itself prevent a person from being appointed to this post. Applicants will not be refused posts because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applying. However in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such offence, as detailed above, will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority.