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Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) – Partnership Officer

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Contract Type:
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 17/10/2021 23:59
£28,672 to £32,234 p.a. i.e. Grade 9
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Admin / Secretarial / Customer Services
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County Hall, Durham (and travel)
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Job details 

Closing date:
17 Oct

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Adult and Health Services
Adult Care

Durham Safeguarding Adults Partnership (DSAP)

Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) – Partnership Officer
Temporary 12 months post with potential for extension

Job Location: County Hall, Durham (and travel)

Salary: £28,672 to £32,234 p.a. i.e. Grade 9


The Durham Safeguarding Adults Partnership works in partnership to safeguard and promote the well-being of adults in its area and to prevent and protect adults at risk of or experiencing abuse or neglect.

The role of the SAR Partnership Officer offers an opportunity to join the DSAP Business Unit and to support the board with its statutory responsibilities in relation to Safeguarding Adult Reviews under Section 44 of the Care Act 2014.

The work will involve supporting the delivery of safeguarding adult reviews in a timely manner. It requires the postholder to liaise with a wide range of agencies, partners and stakeholders to discharge its function in undertaking SARs. The role requires effective management of the administration systems relating to SARs, including the use of various IT packages. This is an essential requirement for the timeliness and successful completion of SARs.

You will have a good understanding of the safeguarding adults’ agenda and demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills. You will be committed to promoting the voice of adults, carers and advocates as well as practitioners. You will be responsible for supporting the coordination and administrative process for Safeguarding Adult Reviews and as such will have the ability to prioritise, organise and manage a workload.

The successful candidate will be responsible for making arrangements for meetings, agenda setting, minute taking and follow up actions including organising multi-agency events. Undertaking project and administrative tasks as required, including research, planning, preparation and presentation of information to a range of agencies and management levels and supporting the business unit, DSAP Independent Chair, Panel Chairs and Authors as appropriate.

The successful candidate will hold responsibility for maintaining effective communicative links between the Board and its partners including the local authority, clinical commissioning groups and police, and media officers reporting to the DSAP Business Manager, DSAP Independent Chair and Adult and Health Services.

The successful candidate will be joining a small dedicated team that supports the work of the Board.

Required Qualifications: Educated to NVQ level 4 or substantial relevant experience

For further information about the post please contact:

Pam Jobbins DSAP Training and Development Officer via Email sabbusinessunit@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 25th October, 2021

Interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams. If you are successful at shortlisting you will be notified via North East Jobs of the date and time of your interview. A separate invite will be sent via Microsoft Teams.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on telephone no. 03000 269421/ 267918 or Email: PESAHS@durham.gov.uk

Permanent DCC employees wishing to undertake a temporary post within the Council, whether this is within their substantive service, or across services, should seek the approval of their Line Manager / Senior Manager to undertake this temporary post with the guarantee to return to their substantive post at the expiry of the temporary post. If the temporary post is reviewed and further extended, agreement must be sought from the employee’s substantive line manager.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

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