Team Manager – Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Bristol

Job title: Team Manager – Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Company: Bristol City Council

Job description: The job requirements are detailed below. Where applicable the skills, qualifications and memberships required for this job have also been included.

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Job details Job reference VAC001575 Date posted 02/07/2021 Application closing date 25/07/2021 Location City Hall College Green City Centre Bristol BS1 5TR Salary BG14: £43,857 – £46,845 Package Blank Job category/type Social Care Attachments

Team Manager – Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Job description

Full Time/Permanent

Are you a strong leader with expertise in the MCA and DoLS arena, with a keen interest in the shaping of new models and processes? If so we want to hear from you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified registered health or social care professional to undertake the role of Team Manager for the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) Team with Bristol City Council.

We are currently in the process of a period of transformation and change as we implement our vision for a localities model, in addition to preparing for the implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards.

You will be responsible for the development of the MCA/DOLS service and training locally and ensuring the effective co-ordination of MCA/DOLS assessments.

You must demonstrate a firm understanding of the principles and requirements of MCA/DOLS and be willing to undertake the responsibilities of a Best Interest Assessor (BIA) if required.

You will be managing a team of full time BIAs who will be undertaking work to clear the backlog of requests for authorisation.

You will also have experience of leading on quality assurance processes as this will be a key part of the role alongside the Service Manager.

We are looking for a candidate with a strong leadership identity with sound understanding of the current legislation and case law.

You will also possess an ability to shape working processes for your team and the skills to build relationships with social care teams internally, and with key partners and care providers externally as you support good MCA practice.

The Mental Capacity Amendment Act (2019) will significantly change social care practice and casework when current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) will be replaced by Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) expected to come into force from April 2022.

A project group will soon begin to plan for the implications and requirements for change within the service which are likely to span social care practice, electronic recording systems, workforce development, human resources, commissioning, and legal services. In this post you will take the lead in social care practice related issues, taking a project management approach supporting LPS Project planning.

The role will provide expert understanding and application of the LPS changes in the context of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the practice of the wider workforce; during roll-out and post-implementation.

Your role will be key in enhancing the skills of staff; meeting the future needs of the service; ensuring quality and consistency in LPS and MCA casework; and working closely with Adult, Health Services and legal services – providing support and guidance as appropriate.

You should have a detailed knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and its application in complex casework, Court of Protection work and Deprivation of Liberty safeguards; and ideally have experience working in a project space.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation.

Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

If you share our and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

Please note this role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please e-mail Claudine Mignott – Service Manager on

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Disabled candidates who are currently under-represented within this Service of Bristol City Council. Appointments will be made on merit.

Job title Team Manager – Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Job reference VAC001575 Date posted 02/07/2021 Application closing date 25/07/2021 Location City Hall College Green City Centre Bristol BS1 5TR Salary BG14: £43,857 – £46,845 Package Blank Job category/type Social Care Attachments Job description

Full Time/Permanent

Are you a strong leader with expertise in the MCA and DoLS arena, with a keen interest in the shaping of new models and processes? If so we want to hear from you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified registered health or social care professional to undertake the role of Team Manager for the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) Team with Bristol City Council.

We are currently in the process of a period of transformation and change as we implement our vision for a localities model, in addition to preparing for the implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards.

You will be responsible for the development of the MCA/DOLS service and training locally and ensuring the effective co-ordination of MCA/DOLS assessments.

You must demonstrate a firm understanding of the principles and requirements of MCA/DOLS and be willing to undertake the responsibilities of a Best Interest Assessor (BIA) if required.

You will be managing a team of full time BIAs who will be undertaking work to clear the backlog of requests for authorisation.

You will also have experience of leading on quality assurance processes as this will be a key part of the role alongside the Service Manager.

We are looking for a candidate with a strong leadership identity with sound understanding of the current legislation and case law.

You will also possess an ability to shape working processes for your team and the skills to build relationships with social care teams internally, and with key partners and care providers externally as you support good MCA practice.

The Mental Capacity Amendment Act (2019) will significantly change social care practice and casework when current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) will be replaced by Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) expected to come into force from April 2022.

A project group will soon begin to plan for the implications and requirements for change within the service which are likely to span social care practice, electronic recording systems, workforce development, human resources, commissioning, and legal services. In this post you will take the lead in social care practice related issues, taking a project management approach supporting LPS Project planning.

The role will provide expert understanding and application of the LPS changes in the context of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the practice of the wider workforce; during roll-out and post-implementation.

Your role will be key in enhancing the skills of staff; meeting the future needs of the service; ensuring quality and consistency in LPS and MCA casework; and working closely with Adult, Health Services and legal services – providing support and guidance as appropriate.

You should have a detailed knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and its application in complex casework, Court of Protection work and Deprivation of Liberty safeguards; and ideally have experience working in a project space.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation.

Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

If you share our and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

Please note this role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please e-mail Claudine Mignott – Service Manager on

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Disabled candidates who are currently under-represented within this Service of Bristol City Council. Appointments will be made on merit.

Expected salary: £43857 – 46845 per year

Location: Bristol

Job date: Sun, 04 Jul 2021 07:58:23 GMT

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