Safeguarding Officer

Lincolnshire County Council has exciting opportunities in our Adult Care division for qualified Safeguarding Officers. This is an excellent opportunity to work at the heart of the organisation in a division that has people as its core focus.

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
Specialist Adult Services - Adult Safeguarding
Job Location(s)
Countywide, Sleaford
G9: 32,234 - 35,745
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Closing Date
Job Reference

People have challenges in their lives, but they also have success, strengths, aspirations and goals. The role of Safeguarding Officers and the wider Adult Care division is to understand who the people we work with are, what is important to them, what they aspire to and how they wish to develop. Our role is to build a relationship with people, understand what they wish to achieve and support them to have the best possible outcomes in their lives.

Our involvements are about making a difference to people's lives by listening, empowering, understanding and working together to help people be active participants in their support.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to the principles of choice, independence and personalisation. The successful candidate will be committed to taking on the challenges and opportunities created by the Care Act to support people to have increased choice and control in the way they organise their social care support. You will support people to develop links within their own community, looking at creative and strengths based solutions and will be committed to supporting effective multi-agency working with partner organisations.

Safeguarding is the golden thread that runs through all aspects of adult care.  If you have an enquiring mind and are committed to the promotion of well-being and safeguarding of adults at risk then this would be a great opportunity for you.

If you are ambitious, diligent and hardworking with an interest in working within an organisation that is committed to providing an exceptional and integral service to the communities of Lincolnshire, then this is the place you can make a difference!

To take on this exciting role you must hold a professional Social Work OR Nursing OR Occupational Therapy qualification and have maintained professional registration with the relevant professional body.


  • You will need to have considerable post qualifying practice experience within a Social care role. 
  • You will be self-motivated and resilient, having experience of dealing with complex safeguarding situations with excellent risk assessment, recording and time-management skills.
  • You will have highly developed interpersonal skills and be able to form positive and effective relationships with service users, families, carers and partner agencies. 
  • You will have excellent organisational skills with proven ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressured environment; effectively managing a complex case-load with ever changing priorities
  • It goes without saying that it is essential that you can show sound knowledge of relevant legislation underpinning statutory Adult Care Practice, Social Work theory and be able to demonstrate values that promote well-being, challenge oppression and discrimination and empower people to live well.

We are looking for someone who wants to use these skills and knowledge in a more creative and innovative way. If this sounds like you, then you may be just the person we are looking for and we would love to hear from you.

Our Adult Care Teams work at the heart of their communities. They are made up of strong and effective people who are determined to achieve our vision and objectives. Our practitioners receive excellent supervision, access to learning and development opportunities and protected time to support continuous professional development. Lincolnshire County Council is particularly committed to supporting staff access additional qualifications such as AMHP and Practice Educator.

We are offering a competitive salary of £32,234 - £35,745, 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 Aaron Daley 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.

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