Lead Practitioner

We are looking to recruit a Lead Practitioner for our Boston/Skegness Learning disability team.  The successful candidate must hold a current Social Work or nursing qualification and be registered with either the HCPC or NMC.

Director Area
Adult Care and Community Wellbeing
Job Location(s)
Boston; Lincolnshire
Service Area
Learning Disability
G11: 38,052 - 42,806
Job Category
Social Care: Adults
Criminal Record Check
Enhanced DBS
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Closing Date
Job Reference

The successful candidate will possess in excess of five years' experience in their field.  They must be able to demonstrate that they have the skills to be able to lead, develop and motivate their teams to provide quality services to our customers.  They must have a positive and can do approach to their work, have excellent time management and problem solving skills and be able to work under pressure.   They will need to provide effective, meaningful and reflective supervision and support to their teams and be able to manage/oversee complex case management. 

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that the team carry out quality strengths based assessments, make good use of community resources and arrange cost effective packages of care.

The Lead Practitioner role has an emphasis on excellent performance, improving quality, making the best use of public funds and has a commitment to multi agency working.

This is an excellent career opportunity to be part of established, forward thinking, high performing Services, committed to the Transforming Care Programme, Personalisation agenda and delivering the statutory duties of the Local authority.

You must be able to travel effectively and within reasonable timescales to meet the demands of the service.

This post is subject to 7 day working.

We anticipate the interview will take place on 22nd and 26th February however this could be subject to change.

For an informal discussion about these vacancies please contact Tracie Mackenzie on telephone number 01522 554967

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 'Silver Medallist' 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.

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