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Practice Transformation and Improvement Lead – Safeguarding Adults – Ref 6521


  • Full time
  • 2024-07-21
  • £48,474 - £52,566 a year
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 190624-50524

This post is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of developing our safeguarding practice.

We expect this role to be transformational and creative in responding to emerging practice themes with a best practice focus. You will have the opportunity to shape approaches to promote best practice and good outcomes in relation to safeguarding.

This role will:

• Ensure that good safeguarding practice is embedded and that safeguarding is seen as an organisational priority.
• Ensure continuous improvement is integral to practice; this will include being up to date with published best practice, research and being solution focussed in approach.

This role will involve:

  • Providing expert professional, technical and practice advice to staff; encompassing guidance about the requirements of policy and legislation, ensuring that teams learn and develop their knowledge such that they are better equipped to manage safeguarding enquiries in the future.
  • Analysing relevant safeguarding data in order to identify strengths, areas for improvement in order to develop robust practice improvement plans in operational practice;
  • Advise, and on occasion lead, co-ordinate, and manage arrangements to resolve safeguarding situations where there is the highest level of risk and complexity.
  • Reviewing the quality of practice through agreed audit tools. This will include the development of collaborative improvement plans, supporting, monitoring and reporting on progress as required.
  • Building and maintain links within Torbay and Devon Safeguarding Adults Partnership member agencies, and Children’s services, with a view to developing best practice and continuous improvement across all services.
  • Support with the design, development and review of the learning and development programme with regard to safeguarding adults duties.
  • Being a Member of the Practice and Process Group and taking responsibility for the development and delivery of safeguarding practice focussed resources.
  • Shaping and contributing to the development of the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC), Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) and Modern Slavery response.
  • Supporting the organisation in reviewing the Serious Incident process (where there is some overlap with safeguarding) and supporting individual TMs, CSMs, ADs in their writing of such reports and developing action plans.
  • Lead on the safeguarding aspects of regulation reporting, case tracking and preparing for CQC.

About you:

You must be a registered Social Worker, Nurse or Occupational Therapist with a real passion for safeguarding practice. You will need an extensive knowledge of the legislation. This is in the context of developing Case Law and interactions with other statutory frameworks e.g. The Human Rights Act and Care Act.

You will have experience of managing people and a proven ability to drive / effect change. You will be able to use ‘coaching’ type skills in supporting staff to develop their practice.

You will need to demonstrate good communication across all mediums (electronic, written, verbal) with an ability to take account of the audience that is receiving the information. This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

What we can offer to you:

  • We are committed to your continuous professional development, doing all we can to help you to get the most from your career. You will receive excellent support and supervision, with regular opportunities to discuss and reflect on your practice, both with your line manager and peers.
  • We offer 26 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, rising incrementally to 31 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Flexible working opportunities are available, these include part-time hours, flexitime, compressed working hours and homeworking (this is subject to the needs of the role – please discuss at further at interview)
  • Offer an opportunity to enter a  generous Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • As a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat with top-performing schools, universities, vibrant cities, pretty villages and some of the most scenic coast and countryside in the UK. Living and working in Devon as a Practice Transformation and Improvement Lead – Safeguarding Adults has never been more attractive.
  • If you are looking to make the move to Devon, subject to qualifying conditions, relocation support of up to £10,000, may be available.
  • Visa sponsorship may also be offered as part of the relocation support package, terms and conditions apply.

Managed by the Principal Social Worker, this role will also work closely with the Service Manager for the Devon Safeguarding Adults Service and professional practice colleagues, who support the work of the Torbay and Devon Safeguarding Adults Partnership.

Flexible working arrangements may be considered.

For further information on this role, please contact:

Tina Ramage, Principal Social Worker on 07970 261964 or


Carly Stanton, Devon Safeguarding Adults Service Manager on 07580 992815 or 

Interviews are due to be held on 6th and 7th August 2024.

Please click Apply Now to see further information.

  • DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working – The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc.
  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
  • This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.
  • Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.
  • For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.
  • This role requires a DBS disclosure.

Does the job role include personal care?: No

Working Patterns:

37 hours per week

Job location

County Hall
Topsham Road

Job category

Allied health professionals, Managerial


Devon County Council Local government

Type of organisation

Public Sector


Health and social care

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