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Adult MASH Safeguarding Lead Practitioners

About the role

The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) have 3 exciting permanent, full time vacancies for qualified social workers as Adult MASH Safeguarding Lead Practitioners. 

MASH provides a safeguarding triage function and is committed to making safeguarding personal.  This involves engaging with the adult at risk, or their advocate, to agree a way forward which follows the six key principles of s42 enquires under the Care Act.

MASH works closely with its partner agencies, in the spirit of the Care Act, to share information with the aim of providing the highest quality of response to adults at risk.

The team is co-located, with the police, at The Hex, Police Headquarters, and you will be expected to undertake advanced vetting for this position. The MASH is a small and supportive team, we are under Hybrid working, between The Hex and working from home arrangements.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail please contact Lynne Englebright, Adult MASH Manager on 0755 759 2008 (

This is a rolling campaign, and we will review applications daily so please don't wait for a closing date to apply, we want to speak to you now!

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This role will be required to work from a Police building and therefore this post will be subject to the outcome of a Police vetting check.

What will you be doing?

MASH provides a safeguarding triage function and as a MASH Social Worker, you will be responsible for triaging concerns, based on the level of risk as well as holding your own Care Act s42 enquires.

You will need to provide a response, which is preventative, by signposting to relevant organisations or conduct (or instruct others to conduct) enquiries under section 42 of the Care Act.

About you

The person we are looking for will:

  • Be a registered Social Worker and have completed their ASYE
  • Have a willingness to develop an in-depth knowledge of the Care Act and be able to apply it in practice.

For a full list of the requirements of the role, please check out the Job Description & Person Specification.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible and creative working arrangements
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

For our Social Workers, we offer more specific benefits like:

  • Generous annual leave provision (28 days, plus bank holidays)
  • supportive management team that will champion your learning and development
  • Employee Assistance Programme – access to free support 24 hours a day
  • Payment for business mileage expenses (45p per mile)
  • relocation package for eligible candidates
  • pay progression scheme to enable our Social Workers to accelerate through the pay grade as you gain experience and skills.
  • Plus, 6 days of protected time each year to enable our Social Workers to maintain their Continuous Professional Development

Please read our benefits brochure attached for more information.

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.



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