Staffordshire County Council

Shift Lead

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Salary: £37890- £41881 per annum plus 20% shift Allowance
10 Nov 2021
30 Nov 2021
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Shift Leader  -  

Salary:  £37890- £41881 per annum plus 20% shift Allowance

 37 Hours per week –Permanent

We are looking to recruit a full time, permanent EDS Shift Leader. This dynamic and rewarding role consists of managing and coordinating a county-wide service across all social care disciplines.

The team is operational 131 hours per week covering the non-operational office hours. The shifts include evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays. There is also opportunities to do occasional day work such as training and meetings etc.

The Shift Lead role carries the responsibility of effective decision making around the completion of statutory duties on an emergency basis. The focus of the decision making is principally around risk assessment and the allocation of resources to ensure that vulnerable children and adults are adequately safeguarded within the community. A working knowledge of the legislative frameworks around children, adults and mental health are essential elements of this decision making process.

We are a generic service who works closely with multi agency colleagues in the health care and police sector. As a Shift Lead there will also be an expectation that, where necessary, assessments will be led and completed by you alongside supporting colleagues who are undertaking similar duties.

A shift leader will have a robust knowledge of social work in practice and must have at least three years post-qualifying experience and registered with Social Work England. This is a leadership role, where holding the responsibility of the shift and the complex work undertaken by the Emergency Duty Service is the priority. Working as an active and informed team member is crucial to the functioning of the team. The Emergency Duty Service is proud of the support that is offered to each and every member of the team including the standby staff who bring specialist expertise to each shift.

There are many different elements to this role of Shift Lead. In terms of provision of the Mental Health Act Assessments, the applicant would ideally be a qualified Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) or be willing to undertake AMHP training. Each AMHP on the Emergency Duty Service contributes to the AMHP rota and this is an integral part of the role.

Adult referrals may require working or visiting a CQC registered care home. Anyone working in a CQC-registered care home in England for residents requiring nursing or personal care must have a complete course of an authorised COVID vaccine unless they have a medical exemption. Candidates will be required to show evidence of their vaccination status or medical exemption at interview.

The Emergency Duty Service is part of the Staffordshire Children’s Advice and Support and carries the responsibility of safeguarding vulnerable children across the county. This may include the completion of assessments, visits and Section 47 investigations along with the recording and managerial oversight of case notes and assessment documentation.

The county council provides staff with relevant post qualifying training in order to maintain registration requirements, it is committed to providing staff with supervision and appraisal.

You would have access to Manager support as required.

The post is subject to advanced vetting procedures.

This role will be

Grade 10, plus 20% shift allowance.

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.


*Delete or Retain for Standard/Enhanced DBS:

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.

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Closing Date:  30 November 2021

Interview Date: TBC   (if applicable)

For more information about the role please contact: Jane and Matt Pepper 0345 6042886

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:



  • 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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