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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Coordinator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time, DoLS coordinator in the Cambridgeshire Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Team.

The DoLS team have an important role in upholding the human rights of residents in care homes and hospitals across Cambridgeshire. As a DoLS coordinator, your role is unique as it combines business support with specialist DoLS legislative knowledge.  

As a DoLS coordinator, you will be working with a dedicated and skilled team of Best Interest Assessors, DoLS coordinators, as well as the MCA DoLS manager.

You will have access to a range of training and development opportunities.

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Nora Hanna – MCA DoLS manager –

Interviews will be held on the 08th of July.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of a Standard 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.

What will you be doing?

You will be assisting the supervisory body to fulfil its statutory roles.

The role is interesting and diverse and includes (but is not limited to):- Contribution to the running of the team and it’s services, effective communication with the DoLS team and a range of stakeholders, including members of the public, management of IT systems and gathering and analysis of data to support service improvement.

You will report to the DoLS Team manager.

The role is largely home based with at least one day per week, working from the office base. 

About you

As a DoLS coordinator you will need to be a skilled communicator with experience of providing excellent customer service to professionals and members of the public.

You will be able to work effectively as part of a team and be able to work independently, using your own initiative.

You must be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and be able to work in a fast paced environment.

You must be experienced in working in business support roles and be IT literate.

Please see the job description for full job specification.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits in addition to the basics like annual leave, sick pay, pension and mileage…

  • A comprehensive wellbeing package to cover all aspects of wellbeing, both in and out of work, which can also be accessed by your family
  • Buy up to 4 weeks additional annual leave (pro-rata) through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Take your bank holidays flexibly to better suit your personal circumstances
  • Make Additional Voluntary Contributions (Shared AVCs) to your pension with tax and National Insurance savings
  • Access to development opportunities, apprenticeships and qualified coaches to support your personal and professional growth
  • Paid volunteering hours each year so you can make a positive impact on our community during your normal working day
  • Access to Peer Support Groups through our IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
  • Opportunities to nominate and receive Employee Recognition Awards
  • An Our Cambs Rewards account, giving you access to in-store and online discounts as well as our Car Lease and Cycle to Work schemes

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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