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Team Manager Safeguarding and DOLS

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£44,607 - £47,511
Sycamore House, Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4JF
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
25/07/2019 at 23:33 PM
Vacancy Description

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is committed to Creating Futures, our new Corporate Strategy. This provides a fresh focus and a clear sense of direction.

Providing high quality Adult Social Care is of vital importance to us. We are committed to ensuring our services enable our most vulnerable residents to be resilient, independent, safe and well.

As a key member of the management team, you’ll help shape broader service delivery and social care practice to remain ahead of the curve – pro-actively supporting our innovative Think Family approach in securing better life outcomes for service users.

About you

As a qualified social work professional with current HCPC registration, you’ll have a demonstrable track record in safeguarding adults, DOLS and quality assurance processes at both a strategic and operational level.

You’ll be accustomed and committed to working collaboratively with partners and other stakeholders to deliver integrated services and solutions.

As an experienced leader and manager, you’ll retain a clear focus on service standards and outcomes - supporting all members of your team to maximise their input and perform at their very best. Colleagues will respect your approach, including your ability to tackle performance issues and ‘take people with you’.

About us

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is a progressive borough. Over the past few years, the borough has changed significantly for the better. Good schools, great parks, excellent culture facilities, mass regeneration and budding community entrepreneurship are making it a place that people want to call home. We’ve also just been awarded the prestige of being the first ‘London Borough of Culture’.

As a council we have also changed, and despite the challenges of austerity, we have seen our highest-ever levels of resident satisfaction. As funding reductions continue, Waltham Forest is creating a council for the future.

In line with our ambitions, the Adult Social Care service in Waltham Forest has grand plans to progress to excellence supported by our unique Think Family Strategy which sees Adult Social Care working across the Families & Homes Directorate. Waltham Forest is in a unique position to deliver this as we have strong health and community partnerships and an emerging Integrated Care System.

Waltham Forest Council is an employer of choice. We offer a huge range of benefits to make working with us more than worthwhile. These include flexible working options, plus learning and development opportunities which will offer considerable scope and opportunity to progress your social work career further.

The post of Team Manager for Safeguarding Adults and Dols

Reporting to the Head of Service for Settings and Workforce Safeguarding you will manage a motivated team, maintaining and developing a professional and high quality service to meet all Council, professional and legislative requirements.

You will manage the performance and development of staff in your team. You will ensure our service delivery appropriately supports adults and carers to meet their outcome(s), optimises the safety and wellbeing of adults in accordance with our robust Safeguarding Adult policies and procedures, and ensures no unlawful deprivation of liberty takes place.

The team is dynamic and provides specialist Safeguarding Adult advice and guidance in accordance with The Care Act 2014, PAN London Safeguarding Adults Policies and Procedures, local London Borough of Waltham Forest (LBWF) operational policies and procedures, and best practice guidance. While Safeguarding Adult Enquiries are not undertaken by the Safeguarding Adults and Dols Service, the Service assumes the role of Safeguarding Adults Enquiry Officer and Safeguarding Adult Manager for complex and/or large scale enquiries.

The team quality assures Safeguarding Adult activity in LBWF Adult Social Care, supports with ongoing developments in local policies and procedures and carries out work to support the strategic objectives of the LBWF Safeguarding Adults Board.

The team receives and manages all Dols applications; ensuring activity is carried out in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Dols Codes of Practice, national guidance, case law, local operational policies and procedures, and best practice guidance. Moreover, the team supports with the development of local policies and procedures and provides advice and guidance related to Dols and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.


Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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