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Head of Service – Adults Services South, Safeguarding & DoLS

Bolton Council
Bolton, Greater Manchester
Closing date
11 Jul 2022
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It is an exciting time to join us as Head of Service for Safeguarding, DoLS and South District. The post sits within Bolton Council as part of the wider Bolton Integrated Care Partnership. We are currently collocating with our health colleagues and developing our district model.  As Head of Service, you will work collaboratively across both the Integrated Care and Safeguarding partnerships to ensure adults in Bolton are safe, have a voice, live and age well.  

You will need to evidence that you have significant experience and knowledge of the statutory duties under the Care Act 2014 and associated adult social care legislation including Mental Capacity Act including DoLS.  You will have responsibility for the DoLS team and be responsible for the implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards following the consultation process.

You will have experience and an understanding of working of within a multi-agency safeguarding and screening service. The service is co located with children’s safeguarding, the police and other agencies. You will have a key role within Bolton Safeguarding Adults Board, supporting the Board Manager to meet the Boards statutory and legal requirements.

As part of the role, you will contribute to strategic planning within the Department and provide professional guidance and leadership to teams, ensuring effective and proportionate responses to case management, risk and safeguarding concerns.

About You

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about delivering and designing person centred care for adults, with experience of managing statutory social work services and committed to shaping and driving forward safe and effective services.

You will have a good working knowledge of managing and understanding social care issues and be an excellent communicator. You will be able to produce written reports, plans and develop policies to a high standard.

You will have significant experience of working within a multi-agency setting and be confident working with officers at all levels on strategic priorities to drive the partnership agendas.

You will be a highly visible and influential leader who is a real ambassador for social care, inspiring confidence in others. You will provide significant leadership to ensure Adult Social Care is a strong contributor in the development of integrated services, enabling people to be independent and connected to their communities.

About Us

Bolton is a place that is passionate about improving the outcomes and experience of Bolton people. We want our people and our place to prosper through driving forward transformation and reform of our services, in partnership, to promote the wellbeing for all.

Bolton has a strong foundation of delivering good services across public services but also the health and care market, with a clear focus on person centred care.

This is an interesting and rewarding post will play a vital partnership role in supporting the department to deliver its business. 

If you are looking for a new challenge, are motivated, passionate and desire to have a varied role and be a part of a support organisation and want to make a genuine difference we want to hear from you. In return we will offer you:

§  Work life balance including flexible working, home, and office-based working.

§  Pension and salary sacrifice schemes

§  The opportunity to undertake a variety of appropriate training.

§  Supportive management and access to supervision.

§  We offer a robust Employee Assistance Programme, offer of physiotherapy and occupational vaccination schemes.

§  A range of benefits including annual gym membership, high street and eating out discounts and many more form our Viv up scheme. 

Interviews will be held on 18th July 2022.

For further information please contact Karen Kenyon – Assistant Director Social Care and Housing

For more information about working for Bolton Council, please see the Work with Us page on

BN Staff Benefits.pdf

Our Values are really important to us, read all about them here:

BN VB Framework.pdf

For further details of the role and how we use your data, please see:

Job Description & Person Specification.docx

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