Staffordshire County Council

Best Interests Assessor

Salary: £37,890- £41,881 per annum (pro rata)
10 Feb 2021
26 Feb 2021
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Best Interests Assessor

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

 37 Hours per week – Permanent

Staffordshire County Council have a number of Best Interests Assessor positions to fill – this includes 3 FTE posts. In addition, we are able to consider a variety of contract options to suit the individual. These may include casual/zero hours contracts (which may be in addition to another substantive role), part time, full time and temporary fixed term for up to 12 months

We require committed and self-motivated qualified BIAs to join our team based in Stafford. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate well established practice in succinct and reliable assessment. The role requires excellent communication skills and an ability to work independently and in partnership across the county. We would encourage an informal discussion before applications are submitted. Please contact in the first instance Liz Osburn 07896 186554, otherwise Peter Hampton 07815826574, for a discussion about the role and preferred working hours.

Interview dates are scheduled for 4th, 10th and 16th March.

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., communities and employees.

This position is subject to a criminal record 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: 26th February 2021
Interview Date: 4th, 10th and 16th March

For more information about the role please contact: Liz Osburn/ Peter Hampton

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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