Staffordshire County Council

Deputyship Officer

Stafford, Staffordshire
£20,903- £23,541 per annum
19 May 2021
20 Jun 2021
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Deputyship Officer  

Salary:  £20,903- £23,541 per annum - Grade 6

Permanent – Full Time – 37 hours per week

Responsible to:  Deputyship & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Manager

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 Adult Social Care 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

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.

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Closing Date: 20/06/2021
Interview Date:  To be arranged

For more information about the role please contact: Julie Stevenson on 01785 895669

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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