Lead Practitioner

  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: Grade J (36-39) £42,503 - £45,495 (Pay award pending)
  • Location: Various
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 20/11/2023 at 23:59
  • Reference: ASC/23/260600

Sefton Council Adult Social Care department are looking to recruit a permanent Full Time Lead Practitioner to join the DoLS team. 

The Lead Practitioner will be Social Work/Best Interest Assessor trained.

This is a unique opportunity for a Lead Practitioner to support ASC department in meeting our statutory responsibilities.

The Role :

To provide support and supervision to a team of SW/BIA.  The individual will be responsible for the allocation of urgent and non-urgent Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards applications received from hospitals, care homes and community settings.  The LP will have experience of supervising staff and a good working knowledge of the DoLS Code of Practice- and Court of Protection process.  The focus of this role will be to support the increase in demand of DoLS applications following the Cheshire West Judgement 2014.

Qualification and Experience:

You must be a qualified SW/BIA with experience in this field as well as experience of supervising Social Work staff.

This position will be on a permanent basis.



Closing date for applications 20th November 2023

Interviews will take place week commencing 27th November 2023


Equal Opportunities

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).


Please fully complete the online application form.


This vacancy is now closed