Deputyship Officer

2 Staffordshire Place, Stafford
£19,430 - £21,962 per annum
19 May 2017
07 Jun 2017
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
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Closing Date: Monday 5 June 2017at midnight

The team’s Deputyship responsibilities are about ensuring that vulnerable adults who are incapable of managing their affairs (as defined by Section 1 of the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005) are protected from exploitation and wherever possible empowered to utilise their resources in ways which accord with their wishes, beliefs and lifestyles.

 Do you have what it takes to be part of our team?

We have a hardworking busy Deputyship and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards team who ensure that service users’ affairs are well managed in their best interests, the team needs to work with them, their care managers and many other appropriate agencies and individuals.

 The Duties of the Post

The main duties of the role of Deputyship Officer function within the Legal Services Unit (LSU) include: 

  • An understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and how it applies to Deputyship and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Knowledge of working with people with mental incapacity
  • To plan and prioritise work to meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure
  • Experience of working in an administrative or finance function
  • Knowledge of benefits and pensions payable to service users by DWP etc
  • The ability and experience to operate a computer based information system and use Microsoft Office packages
  • Ability to analyse processes and recommend changes to improve efficiency
  • Experience of working with internal & external customers to provide an excellent quality service
  • Good understanding of investment and asset management
  • Understanding the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Code of Practice


Staffordshire Place 2
Tipping Street
ST16 2DH

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.

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