Adult Safeguarding Practitioner

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: SEP20220433

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£36,370 - £40,578 Per Annum

Closing date

23 October 2022

Portsmouth Adult MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) is a fast-paced, dynamic team, committed to promoting individuals’ rights and choices, and keeping people in Portsmouth safe. We are looking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated Higher Grade Social Worker, Nurse or Occupational Therapist to join our small team.

The purpose of the MASH team is to safeguard adults who are experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing, abuse or neglect, and as such the ideal candidate will:

·       Be resilient and able to work in a fast-paced environment

·       Be able to develop positive and effective relationships with other agencies

·       Be passionate about making safeguarding personal.

Over the last year, the MASH team has evolved significantly and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in the ongoing development of the team, including organising and facilitating learning events to broaden safeguarding knowledge across the city.

The successful candidate will need to hold a professional qualification with relevant registration in social work or occupational therapy and have a sound and relevant legal, theoretical and practice knowledge base, particularly in relation to adult safeguarding,  The Care Act 2014,  Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Making Safeguarding Personal.

What you’ll get in return:

  • Flexible working
  • 26 days leave rising to 30
  • Excellent pension
  • Tonnes of local and retailer discounts
  • Travel loans
  • Wellbeing support via the Employee Assistance Programme


For full details download the attached Job Profile.

For further information please contact Laura Ternofsky, Deputy Head of Service Safeguarding, Mental Health and Learning Disability on 02392688613.


We would be willing to consider applications from newly qualified professionals as a development opportunity, however the salary will be amended accordingly. 


Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 23rd October 2022

Interviews: Monday 31st October 2022

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