Liberty Protection Safeguards Implementation Lead

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: OCT20210927

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Fixed Term


£44,862 - £48,874 Per Annum

Closing date

3 November 2021

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated, autonomous, and experienced individual to work across Adults and Children’s services to implement practice and thinking in readiness to deliver on Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) and any amendments to the Mental Health Act (MHA).

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced qualified practitioner to be at the forefront of developing the LPS and MHA reforms in Portsmouth. This is a strategic role, working within Adult Social Care to lead the implementation of the LPS and MHA amendments

Adult Social Care wants to ensure that our systems and practice reflects and responds to best practice to reflect the changing operating requirements. The role will be key in achieving the transition from historic practice to new ways of working. and operating with a specific focus on developing knowledge and awareness of the new ways of working with documentation produced that is accessible and

What you’ll need to succeed

You will hold a professional qualification and appropriate registration in social work, be an experienced qualified practitioner, with management experience, and preferably a Best Interest Assessor qualification. You will demonstrate experience in a similar role implementing policies and procedures across an organisation or department, as well as experience leading a strategic change across an organisation or department similar to this one. You will have working legal, theoretical and practice knowledge base, of DoLs and the requirements of LPS along with working knowledge of Mental Health Act. You will have excellent IT skills and information management.

You should demonstrate some experience of project management principles and experience leading and managing groups with a multi-professional workforce, have excellent presentation and communication skills and be responsible for own-time management and organisation of workload and personal administration. You will be able to work flexibly, semi-autonomously and able to respond to competing demands and changing priorities.


What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.


What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

Please ensure to complete the application fully and ensure you address the requirements listed in the job profile when completing the personal statement/cover letter section.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.


Please note that from 11th November 2021 it will be a legal requirement for all employees working within a care home to have received both Covid-19 Vaccinations. Proof will be required to be successful in this post, unless a medical exemption applies.


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