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About the job

Salary: £45,859 - £48,804 a year, plus £3203 car benefit
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent

Luton is a challenging yet unique environment that is bursting with opportunity. We’ve already made some exciting changes to our work practices and are able to support you to work flexibly. Your development is important to us so we offer learning packages with a clear plan for progression if that’s of interest to you.

We have a highly rewarding opportunity where you will manage and lead the Adult Safeguarding Triage, as part of the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) functions of the Adult Safeguarding service. Our newly created Quality and Safeguarding Team, is small but supportive and offers good guidance and supervision,

In this vital role, you will manage the resources and budget allocated for both services and monitor, review and drive 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 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.

In addition to the salary package, we have offer great benefits including a flexible relocation package of up to £8,500, generous annual leave and pension and  home working IT kit but a few. We believe in flexible working to help achieve that work/life balance that we all need.

We offer a fantastic working environment including diverse and active staff networks, great flexible working options and many benefits, as well as the opportunity to improve the lives of Luton residents.

You will be fully supported by senior managers in all aspects of your role and have the opportunity to enhance your career opportunities.

 

About you

 

This is a public facing role so you’ll 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, personalisation, and making safeguarding personal.

We do ask that you have a recognised Social Work qualification Post qualification diploma in social work, with a demonstrable commitment to undertake further professional development, and a current registration with Social Work England.

If you would like to talk to one of our Team about this role please email xxxxxx@luton.gov.uk

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

Interviews will be held on 4th and 5th November, 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.

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