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Head of Service Adults

Remedy Medical



£400 - £500/hour Negotiable + Depending on Experience


Posted: 23/11/2022

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Head of Service - Oldham Council, Greater Manchester - Adults - Up to £500per day!

On average its 3 days office, 2 days at home. It could be an odd week as 5 days in, but that would be very rare ( but don't want to say never).

This post leads the safeguarding functions in Oldham overseeing the Local Safeguarding Adults Board with responsibility for Deprivation of Liberty safeguards working towards the implementation of Liberty Protection Safeguards,the strategic safeguarding function and oversight of operational safeguarding activty across Adults Community Health and Social Care services.

The post will drive practice in Oldham supporting the commitment to deliver high quality safeguarding practice, focused on improving outcomes and ensuring vulnerable adults in Oldham are safe.
The post will to lead, develop and maintain strategies and policies for the achievement of high standards of safeguarding practice, quality assurance and performance in Oldham.
To ensure the statutory safeguarding functions of the local authority are implemented and relevant case law translated into practice.
To deputise for the Assistant Director of Operations on Safeguarding functions as requiredSpecific Responsibilities

Take overall strategic responsibility for safeguarding vulnerable adults in Oldham through high quality assurance and case reviews, ensuring that lessons are learned, and implemented in an efficient and effective manner.
To lead on the safeguarding strategy and developments for Oldham Safeguarding Adults Board (OSAB) ensuring sufficient resources are available to provide the best possible service for Oldham residents.
To ensure that there are effective quality assurance systems in place to monitor the safety and protection of adults at risk of serious harm. This will include close working with partners across the system to ensure the provision of effective safeguarding activity.
Ensure that the Council fulfils its statutory safeguarding duties.
To be the professional lead and focal point for adult protection contributing expert advice and knowledge on highly complex issues that require significant interpretation and support.
To provide effective support and ensure intelligence is shared with the commissioning service function, in relation to safeguarding activity related to commissioned services.
To represent the Council in relation to Safeguarding matters with partner agencies locally and at a regional and national level.
To provide effective support to the Principle Social Worker (Adults) in relation to the delivery of high quality safeguarding practice in Social Work.
To be the strategic lead for Safeguarding with key strategic partners including Oldham Cares and Greater Manchester Police (GMP) through the oversight and management of arrangements relating to the Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB).
To develop detailed business plans and strategies relating to the provision of Safeguarding Adults activity in Oldham.
Manage and develop the Strategic Safeguarding service, taking the lead on actions to improve staff engagement, staff development and progression planning, and ensuring organisational structures support delivery of best working practices.
Have overall responsibility for the safeguarding adults budget ensuring the delivery of high quality, value for money spend and budget management and monitoring
To ensure effective co-production with Oldham residents in the development and evaluation of strategies, plans and services along with cross-council and multi-agency working
Advise and assist the Director of Adults Social Services (DASS) on the implications of relevant policy developments and emerging issues relating to Safeguarding.
To act as the conduit to ensure both Oldham CCG and Oldham Council can meet their statutory responsibilities.Benefits of working with Remedy

A personal one-one service from your highly experienced dedicated consultant.
Top tier supplier to numerous local authorities throughout the UK giving us access to jobs before other agencies.
Referral bonus - up to £250* per person placed.
Option to be paid on either Wednesday or Friday.*Terms & Conditions apply

You will be required to fully register with Remedy for all locum positions.

Remedy Social Care is a REC Standard agency and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the vulnerable. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS. Our objective is to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and ability regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. All applications will be accepted and reviewed solely on merit

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