Safeguarding Team Manager MCA/DoLS - Adult Social Care

Swindon Borough Council
Holiday- 25 days per annum, pension scheme, life insurance, flexible working and sick pay.

Responsible for the Teams wellbeing, the Team Manager will ensure everyone receives effective and regular, reflective supervision, the team’s absence and recruitment requirements are well managed and everyone is provided with the right support, challenge and learning opportunities to remain competent in their role. As an innovative and reflective leader you will be able to demonstrate:

  •  a strong value base that informs your work with adults
  •  a relentless commitment to quality - and to be able to talk about what good practice 'looks like'
  •  a capacity for honest reflection and openness to learning;
  • Ability to establish professional, effective working relationships with a range of partners/colleagues, adults, families and their carers

Key Accountabilities:

  • You will ensure your teams Plan (Remit) is clear, documented, understood and followed by all in the team
  • You will undertake Quality Assurance audits of practice, participate in Quality Assurance and Performance clinics, reporting against agreed quality and performance measures
  • You will provide analysis, with mitigation actions and potential solutions of risks and issues promptly to the Head of Service, for a shared discussion
  • You will undertake Safeguarding enquires as well as ensuring the safe allocation of Safeguarding work, that includes ensuring all professionals in the team are competent and confident to work with complexity and risk (relevant to role)
  • You will ensure that there is an effective supervision structure in the team, that delivers high quality reflective supervision and bi annual performance appraisals for all, to enable you to effectively manage poor performance and celebrate and share best practice 

Knowledge & Experience:

  •  Demonstrable evidence of Leadership Skills within a management role in a Social Care or Health setting
  • Post qualification and evidence of practice in a front line adult services or health setting
  • Leadership experience of recruitment, performance, appraisal and direct responsibility for operational staff
  •  Detailed knowledge of all primary legislation and policy relevant to the service, including the Care Act (2014), MCA Act (2005), Equality Act (2010) the NHS CHC Framework and the Making Safeguarding Personal principles
  • Computer literacy, performance management skills and the skills necessary to work with and analysis information from management systems
  • Ability to organise and prioritise work appropriately and to work flexibly under pressure to both selfdetermined and prescribed deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including active listening and coaching skills


  • Diploma or Degree Level Qualification in relevant area (essential)
  • Post Graduate qualification in field of practice (essential)
  • Registered Practitioner, HCPC, SW England (essential)
  • Qualification in leadership (preferred)
  • Coaching certificate (preferred)
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