Team Manager - Safeguarding Adults Team & DoLS

Bolton Council
Bolton, Greater Manchester
£43,570 to SCP 43 £47,665       
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

Job Title:       Team Manager

Team:             Safeguarding Adults Team & DoLS

Hours:            37 Per Week

Grade:            K SCP 39 £43,570 to SCP 43 £47,665        

Contract:       Permanent

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Bolton’s Adult Safeguarding & DoLS Team. As Team Manager you will be responsible for the operational management of a Borough wide Adult Safeguarding & DoLS Team.

You will provide professional guidance and leadership to ensure effective and proportionate responses to safeguarding concerns and oversee the DoLS function.

You will have experience and knowledge of the statutory duties under the Care Act 2014, specifically in relation to Safeguarding and DoLS. You will be required to Chair safeguarding meetings particularly where the individual and organisational risks are high.

You will support the Head of Service to ensure the Department meets its statutory and legal requirements, review, develop and evaluate policies and procedures.

About You

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual who has a passion for adult’s work and specifically this service area. You will have an excellent understanding of safeguarding issues, DoLS processes and the needs of our customers.

You will have experience of managing statutory social work services and commitment to developing quality services, working closely with colleagues, carers and other partners. You will be an excellent communicator who is able to build and strengthen relationships with our partners to take the service forward.

You will have an understanding of relevant and future legislation, guidance and good practice.

You will be resilient, adaptable and capable of working effectively with colleagues from other professional disciplines.

You will be able to produce reports to an excellent standard, and deliver accurate and concise information verbally, in written form and where necessary in court and coroners court.

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, and this will be happen 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.

If you are motivated, passionate and desire to have a varied role and be a part of a supportive 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.
  • Supportive management and access to regular supervision.
  • Health & wellbeing support
  • Excellent pension and salary sacrifice schemes
  • The opportunity to undertake a variety of appropriate training.
  • Opportunity to shape practice and service delivery with the Principal Social Worker
  • Access to learning resources
  • Essential car user allowance on top of your salary
  • 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. 

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

Staff Benefits at Bolton Council

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

Values Framework

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

Job Description

Privacy Notice

Documents for Right to Work

Documents for DBS

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS with check of relevant barred list is therefore required for this post.

This post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as per the person specification.

This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. That means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority, giving you access to our service-related benefits.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert

Similar jobs