Lead Practitioner

Could you inspire and develop people? Are you a Dynamic, Reflective, Analytical and Critical thinker with a 'Can Do' approach and able to 'Think outside the Box'?

Are you interested in working within an organisation that is committed to providing an exceptional and integral service to the communities of Lincolnshire, where you can make a difference?

Job Category
Social Care Qualified - Adult
G11: 39,880 - 44,863
Job Location(s)
Boston; Lincolnshire
39,880 - 44,863
PE21 9QS
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Appointment Type
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If so then we want to hear from you. Lincolnshire County Council's Adult Social Care Hospital Team is seeking a Lead Practitioner to lead and manage a team of Social Workers and Community Care Officers in enabling and facilitating safe and timely discharges from Pilgrim Hospital Boston.

Along with a competitive salary of £39,880 - £44,863 + 15% Attraction Bonus, we are offering a comprehensive benefits package, contributory pension, career development pathway and up to 32 days holiday with the option to buy more.

It is essential that you hold a professional Social Work, Nursing or Occupational Therapy qualification and have current registration with Social Work England, NMC or HCPC (please quote you registration number/PIN on your cover letter). You should be able to demonstrate commitment to continuous professional development and to work as part of a team, learning from and contributing to the development of others.

Lead Practitioners are expected to support other hospital sites as and when required

About The Role

You will play a key role in supporting teams and maintaining relationships with Partners across the System including Neighbourhood Teams. Our partnerships are of great importance to us and are critical to achieving sustainable outcomes and positive effective outcomes for the people of Lincolnshire.  If you have a proven track record in building and maintaining professional relationships both within Adult care and with the health sector then this could be the role for you. 

You will be responsible for the management and leadership of the team and responsible for achieving timely and planned discharges from hospitals.

Further details can be found in the attached Job Description, it is advisable that you read this prior to submitting your application.

About you

You will need to have significant post qualification practice experience of working in a health or social care environment, along with;

  • Being able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and other relevant legislation underpinning statutory Adult Care Practice
  • Experience and knowledge of safeguarding in practice.
  • Ability to lead a team in a fast paced environment
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary setting and maintaining relationship with internal and external partners.
  • Proven background of dealing with people from all walks of life, dealing with the unexpected and providing advice, reassurance and help to find solutions within your team
  • Ability to provide and report information in a timely, efficient and accurate manner to line manager and senior management
  • An ability to be able to manage a team undertaking complex case work.
  • Participate in Quality Practice audits to a high standard

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent problem solving skills and be able to deal with, and manage stressful and crisis situations. You will need to support your teams to be skilled in meeting peoples assessed outcomes, be committed to supporting effective multi-agency working with partner organisations and do so in a timely manner. You will also be expected to support and work alongside other managers in the Hospital Team being part of a 7 day working system which includes the duty manager rota covering weekends and bank holidays.

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!  Please ensure that your covering letter/personal statement clearly details why you applied, how you meet the essential criteria for the position and which post you are applying for.

If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click the following link: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk .  If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact Andrea Kingdom at andrea.kingdom@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Applications Close on 26th May 2021 and interviews will be held W/C 7th June 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.

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