Staffordshire County Council

Safeguarding Advanced Practitioner x3 (Permanent Contract)

Stone, Staffordshire
£37,890 - £41,881 per annum (pro rata)
06 Sep 2021
27 Sep 2021
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Safeguarding Advanced Practitioner x3  (Permanent Contract)

Salary:  £37,890 - £41,881 per annum (pro rata)

37 Hours per week – (Mon – Fri)

Safeguarding Advanced Practitioners (Qualified Social Worker) posts based with the Staffordshire Adult Safeguarding Team.

The Staffordshire Adult Safeguarding Team  (SAST) is a dynamic and forward thinking team based within a multi- agency environment (MASH).    The roles will be full time (37hrs pw) and require some office presence working closely with partners, but will also have an element of home working.

The role of advanced practitioner is to assist in the management of the team in its functions which largely centre around Section 42 (safeguarding) enquiries where we have been alerted to concerns of abuse of adults with care and support needs. Successful applicants will need to have exceptional organisational, risk assessment and recording skills and be able to appropriately prioritise and ensure that proportionate safeguarding interventions are initiated in the timeliest of ways in line with the Care Act and Making Safeguarding Personal. 

The role also entails support to the day to day management of a team of Safeguarding Assistants who carry out necessary research into concerns to assist the holistic risk assessment of referrals and the advanced practitioner will be a key participant in strategy discussions with partner agencies including Police and other statutory and voluntary agencies.

For an informal discussion about the role, please feel free to contact Craig Cassells, Safeguarding Practice Lead and Designated Adult Safeguarding Manager on 01785 895216.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.


This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

This position is based within a multi agency hub (MASH) and as such will also require Staffordshire Police Vetting in addition to any DBS checks.

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Closing Date: Monday 27th September 2021 (5pm)

Interview Date: tbc

For more information about the role please contact: Craig Cassells, Safeguarding Practice Lead 01785 895216.

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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