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Safeguarding Adults Manager RBKC616821

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
London (Central), London (Greater)
£49,854 - £56,565 per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

In Kensington and Chelsea, we look after a diverse population, which includes people living in some of the nation’s most deprived wards. By sharing facilities and expertise in a bi-borough agreement with Westminster City Council, we have sustained joined-up health and social care services that put residents at their heart. We support people’s independence and wellbeing and work hard to enable them to live in the community with dignity, choice and control. This includes working to a model of safeguarding that empowers the individual and sees enforcement as a last resort. 

The Role:

In this frontline, bi-borough role you’ll have direct involvement with service users, but with a total focus on safeguarding challenges. Specialising in an area such as domestic abuse, rough sleeping or health, you’ll help adults protect themselves from abuse and neglect. The emphasis is on evidence-based, person-centred support: working with families, carers and surrounding communities, and enabling people to make their own decisions about safety. You’ll also advise other practitioners and agencies who are working on such cases. The challenge lies in having a strong grasp of legal and statutory requirements around safeguarding, while adopting a creative, customised and solution-focused approach. It’s also an opportunity to advance your leadership skills though chairing meetings and coordinating the work of different people and organisations.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information

About You:

This is a role that can be shaped around you, your expertise and your development goals. You could be an experienced social worker looking to hone your knowledge and expertise in safeguarding through a temporary placement, or qualified and registered Nurse or Occupational Therapist who wants to develop specialist skills through a more permanent career move. Whatever your background, you’ll need significant experience of working with vulnerable adults, a proven track-record in identifying and assessing risk, and a demonstrable focus on empowerment and community engagement. You’ll also have the interpersonal and communication skills to exert real influence, both on the ground with service users and with different agencies and organisations.

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s will not be considered for this role. 

We reserve the right to extend or close this vacancy early without warning subject to the volume of suitable applicants.

Application process

Please do not upload any documents, including CVs/Covering Letters or supporting statements, as these documents will not be reviewed and could result in your application not being shortlisted.

You should describe how you meet the person specification requirements for the position you are applying for in Section G of the application form.

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email:

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