Area Manager - Safeguarding

Lincolnshire County Council has an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated individual to play a vital role in shaping and delivering excellence in safeguarding services across Lincolnshire as an Area Manager – Safeguarding.

You will work within Specialist Adult Services, in the Adult Care and Community Wellbeing Directorate. Our Safeguarding Adults Team aims to provide excellent quality of services and support to adults with complex needs and their families that allow them to fulfil their potential and thrive in their communities.

This is a CV only application process and as such it is imperative that your covering letter clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role (as set out in the attached Job Description) and what you feel you can bring to this role, the Safeguarding Adults Team and the wider County Council.

Director Area
Adult Care and Community Wellbeing
Job Category
Social Care: Adults
Service Area
Job Location(s)
G13: 51,817 - 57,029
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Closing Date
Job Reference

About You

To be successful in this role you will need to have;

  • A professional Social Work Qualification OR Nursing Qualification OR Occupational Therapy Qualification.
  • An up to date registration with the appropriate professional body.
  • Significant post qualification experience.
  • Considerable experience managing and developing high achieving teams.
  • A high level of knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding Adults legislation and its application to practice.
  • Extensive knowledge of Adult Safeguarding with a proven record of excellent outcomes.
  • A leader with a commitment to strengths based approaches.
  • Knowledgeable of working with adults including social care assessments, theory and practice, legislation and frameworks
  • An outstanding communicator, organised and a problem solver.

This is an excellent opportunity to use your expertise to make a real difference and improve the lives of adults in and around Lincolnshire through empowering partnerships.

If you have the leadership skills, appropriate experience and a passion for excellence in service delivery, we would like to hear from you!

About the Role

As Safeguarding Manager, you will provide day to day management to a number of high profile operational teams. You will be responsible for ensuring that we provide high quality services that respond to the needs of the individuals and families we work with, setting standards, utilising quality assurance systems and creating opportunities for leadership at all levels so that best practice can flourish.  

You’ll use a variety of imaginative solutions and responses to make sure we’re delivering services in the best way possible. Day to day, you’ll collaborate with a range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure good outcomes for adults in Lincolnshire and to promote our achievements.

You will have a key responsibility for managing risk and ensuring the safe and effective delivery of the social work services to adults with complex needs; of assessing those at risk of significant harm; and of providing advice and make casework decisions that affect the trajectory of an adult's life.

Being a county wide Team Manager you will be expected to;

  • provide support and supervisor to all staff;
  • providing a range of performance management and quality assurance services;
  • ensure assessments and services are completed to the highest standards;
  • You will also be willing and able to travel across the county to meet the role's requirements.

We are offering a competitive salary of £51,817 - £57,029, along with a pension, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes, cycle to work, civil service sports council membership and many areas for professional support and development.

If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, to help you do the best application possible, before clicking apply! 

If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click the following link: If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact Linda Mac Donnell at:

Applications Close on 01/02/2021 and interviews will be held W/C 15/02/2021.


Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check


All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Under The Local Government and Housing Act 1989, as amended by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, this post has been identified as 'politically restricted'. Further information on the Council’s Politically Restricted Posts Policy can be viewed here.

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