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DoLS Support Officer

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall , Championship Way , Glenfield , Leicestershire, LE3 8RL 


Closing date:11 February 2019 at midnight 

1 x Full time Fixed Term for up to 12 months to cover maternity leave
1 x Full time Permanent
*Please specify which post you would like to apply for*
Salary Range
 : £19,299-£20,544
Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Team are looking to recruit to the role of DoLS Support Officer.
We are looking for someone with an ability to work as part of a team with an eye for detail in a fast paced environment.
Under the supervision of the DoLS Support Co-ordinator, the DoLS support officer will undertake duties relevant to the end to end legal Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) processes.
Under the supervision of the DoLS Support Co-ordinator, the DoLS support officers will support the delivery of a high performance; high quality sercvice that ensures the department meets its legal procedural deadlines and responsibilities.
No previous legal or DoLS experience necessary, you will need to be highly organised and have a strong administrative background.
- Must have extensive experience with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word 
- NVQ Level 2 in Admininstration, Project Management or Legal Administration or equivalent demonstrable experience
- Experience of maintaining a high standard of accuracy with a fast paced, complex and pressurised environment
- Be highly self-motivated, able to work on own initiative and responsible for own development
- Ability to utilise relevant legislation and procedural technical knowledge to support the service to remain legally compliant
- Ability to adapt to changes within relevant cases and to ensure operational practices are amended accordingly
- Good interpersonal skills including assertiveness and diplomacy
- Able to devise data bases, collate, interpret and accurately report statistical data
- Commitment to the provision of an effective and efficient service which supports the work of the DoLS service
*** There will be a test after the interview on Microsoft Excel and Word ***
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Mrs Sarah Clifford, Tel: 0116 3058124 Email:
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
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