Lead Practitioner - Community Hospitals and Transfer of Care Team (West)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Practitioner based at Myle Cross, Lincoln.  This position will lead the Community Hospital and Transfer of Care Team within the West Area of Lincolnshire.   

Director Area
Adult Care and Community Wellbeing
Job Category
Social Care: Adults
Service Area
Adult Frailty and Long Term Conditions
Job Location(s)
G11: 38,813 - 43,622
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Closing Date
Job Reference

About the role:

The Lead Practitioner provides leadership and support to a team of staff responsible for the delivery of the Directorates statutory duties and responsibilities relating to adult social care.  This role will oversee and support the delivery and performance which will include assessment and the appropriate management of risk.  You will lead and support a team to make and maintain connections with partnership and local organisations to achieve the best outcomes for their Area.   You will play a key role in supporting Teams to further progress the expansion of integrated working which is well under way in Lincolnshire. 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 other organisations then this could be the role for you. 

You will be responsible for ensuring colleagues deliver a personalised approach to social care practice, achieving positive outcomes for people.  You will support colleagues to achieve timely and planned discharges from community hospitals and transitional care to ensure the appropriate pathway is in place. 

This role will support and develop colleagues to embed personalisation and strengths based community practice.  You will be responsible for allocating work, providing support and guidance to complex case discussions whilst ensuring that relevant legislation, Local and National Policies and Safeguarding Procedures are observed and implemented appropriately. 

About you:

You will need to hold a professional Social Work, Nursing or Occupational Therapy Qualification with a current Social Work England or NMC qualification.  You will need to ensure that registration with the appropriate professional body is maintained and renewed appropriately.  You will have two years post qualification practice experience, working in a health or social care environment. 

You will be able to demonstrate a high level of commitment and understanding of the personalisation agenda, demonstrate an applied knowledge of Adult Social Care legislation including the Care Act 2014, the Mental Capacity Act and the NHS and Continuing Healthcare National Framework.  You will have the necessary skills and judgment to correctly apply such legislation to guide and direct staff to undertake their role with confidence and uphold the Councils pursuit of excellence.

Could you inspire and develop people? Do you have an accomplished skill set and are able to demonstrate effective motivational leadership to deliver an outstanding service? Are you a problem solver who is able to challenge where required? If so, then we would love to hear from you.

In return we offer a supportive environment for both personal and professional development; regular supervision, appraisals, clinical support and access to training and development opportunities are assured. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which offers valuable discounts, salary-sacrifice schemes and areas of professional support and development.

About Us 

Lincoln is a vibrant city with a contemporary edge; rich in history, great arts and culture, surrounded by beautiful countryside and quaint market towns. Like the City, Lincolnshire Adult Care is proactively developing and pursuing positive change to meet the needs of its population. If you are looking for a new role in which you can influence the development of Adult Social Care, and are committed to providing effective high quality care and support in a City which has the challenges of both rural and urban communities, we invite you to join our enthusiastic Team.  

Lincolnshire Adult Care is in the business of people. People have challenges in their lives, but they also have success, strengths, aspirations and goals. The role of Adult Care is to understand who the people we work with are, what is important to them, what they aspire to and what they want to change. Our role is to build a relationship with people, understand what they wish to achieve, to support them to have the best possible outcomes in their lives and be independent for longer within their communities.

Like all Local Authorities, we face challenges, but we are really proud that we have still continued to provide high quality services to the people of Lincolnshire. We continue to strive for more creative ways of improving services and relationships with other partners.

Lincolnshire, a place to live and grow

One of the main reasons for joining Lincolnshire County Council is…well, Lincolnshire. With great schools, beautiful surroundings and affordable housing, this could be your ideal next move. From the big open spaces Lincolnshire is known for, including the famous Lincolnshire Wolds and 50 miles of coastline, there is probably more than you expected to our county.

From idyllic villages to the city of Lincoln, we have thousands of years of history meeting with a growing cosmopolitan University. Lincolnshire offers the perfect balance of opportunity, affordability and security. And we make sure you can make the most of it, giving you the flexibility to find your ideal work-life balance.

Not only is Lincolnshire one of the safest places to live in the UK, it's also one of the most affordable with average house prices up to 35% lower than the national average. 90% of our schools are rated outstanding or good and we have two growing universities, both of which have achieved gold awards for their teaching excellence.

It's not just about what's in our county that matters, with up to 9 trains per day to London and modern transport links, Lincolnshire is a gateway to the Midlands and East of England.

So, if you're looking for a place that delivers quality of life and the chance for you and your family to grow Lincolnshire might just be the place for you.

If you would like an informal discussion or have any questions about the Lead Practitioner role please contact Nicola Crampton on 01522 843084. 

We anticipate the interviews will take place on or around the 14th and/or 15th April 2020.


If you feel that you fit the criteria above please apply now and we look forward to receiving your application.


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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