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As part of our strengthened approach to public protection, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Officer: Adult Protection who will have responsibility for supporting performance across multiagency adult support and protection legislation, policies and practice.
The successful applicant will support operational practice, quality assurance and provide strategic support to the Head of Service and independent Chair of the Adult Protection Committee. This will include leading on arrangements for multi-agency training on adult support and protection, including Council Officer training and ensure that staff are supported to reduce risk.
You will be responsible for the development and implementation of policies and plans for adult support and protection across West Dunbartonshire and support the Committee to deliver on our improvement plan, reflecting national guidance. You will ensure members of the Committee are informed of national developments, legislation, regulations and guidance. Furthermore, the post holder will provide a range of reports including to the Adult Protection Committee and Public Protection Chief Officers Group and ensure statutory obligations are fulfilled.
Quality assurance is an important aspect of the role and you will audit, monitor and report on adult protection work through the Performance and Assurance Reports Framework and produce management information for adult protection, promote professional standards of practice and provide feedback on quality issues.
You will participate in regional and national groups such as the Adult Protection Lead Officers Group and, locally, support the sub groups of the Adult Protection Committee and work positively with multi-disciplinary partners. You must be a qualified social worker, with experience of working in adult protection and have strong knowledge of relevant legislation, analysis of performance data and self evaluation. You will have experience of positively influencing multi-agency partners and be able to use your initiative and work independently, within a flexible approach. If you feel you have the skills, experience and vision for this role, we would welcome your application.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jonathan Hinds, Chief Social Work Officer at [email protected].
This post is considered as Regulated Work with Children and Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and as such membership with the PVG scheme is essential. Further details of this scheme can be found here.
Preferred applicants will be required to become members of the relevant PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by West Dunbartonshire Council.
The employment for which you are applying is excepted from the provisions of section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order 1975. Applicants are, therefore, not statutorily entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provisions of the Act. In the event of employment any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action.
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