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Assistant Deputyship Officer

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£26,446 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Nottingham City Council - Deputyship Service, Loxley House - LH Box 40, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3NG 

Reference:CA2144 

Closing date:07 August 2022 at midnight 


Adult Social Care - Deputyship Service
Assistant Deputyship Officer
 
Nottingham City Council has an exciting permanent job opportunity for a suitably skilled individual to join the Deputyship Service as an Assistant Deputyship Officer.
 
The starting salary is £26,446 (Tier 1), rising to £28,226 (Tier 2) on first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time).
 
Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
 
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
 
We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
 
Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference.
 
We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.
 
Nottingham City Council are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment.
 
We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way. We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview.
 
TEAM INFORMATION and JOB PURPOSE
 
The Deputyship Service is a crucial front line service which manages the property and financial affairs of vulnerable adults who have been assessed to lack mental capacity, where there is no-one else suitable, able or willing to undertake this role for them.
 
This case work role is varied and interesting and involves managing the affairs of a small cohort of citizens. It will include the following key activities:
 
  • Applying to the Court of Protection to become Deputy for Property and Affairs, and as an interim to the DWP to become corporate benefit appointee.

  • Developing an in-depth understanding of your clients: their lives, wants and needs, and building positive working relationships with them and their care and support providers.

  • Maximising income and ensuring that benefits are claimed correctly, and problems resolved.

  • Ensuring rent, care fees, bills and liabilities are correct and paid on time

  • Managing the sale of properties, tenancy moves, or moves into or out of care

  • Creating financial statements / spending plans and ensuring that the client receives a personal allowance for their day-to-day needs that is affordable and meets their need

  • Making decisions in relation to additional requests for funds, goods and services. Pro-actively working with clients and their care and support providers to utilise their monies to improve health and wellbeing.

  • Maintaining client and financial records, and reconciling accounts

  • Annual reviews, client visits and completing reports for the Public Guardian

  • Financial safeguarding and working alongside social workers in managing risk

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
 
You will receive training and support to carry out this role, but to be successful in your application you will need to demonstrate the following Essential Requirements:
 
  • Previous experience of working with financial matters: in particular connected to individual client casework, This could come from a variety of paid or voluntary work experience;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to work collaboratively with clients and stakeholders, and deliver great customer service to a diverse range of people
  • Strong organisation skills, ability to prioritise, and work on your own initiative, including the ability to make decisions and problem solve;
  • Knowledge of welfare benefits relevant to the client group, and of local authority services provided by Adult Social Care;
 
HOW TO APPLY
 
Please ensure your personal statement addresses the points under essential requirements above, as well as those in the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
 
Interview Dates: Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th August 2022.
 
For informal enquiries please contact kate.dixon@nottinghamcity.gov.uk quoting vacancy reference CA2144. You can also email your telephone number to this address and request a call back to discuss the role.
 
This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced check with a barred list check.
 
References may be sought prior to interview for safeguarding purposes. You will be advised once the application closing date has passed if this is required.
 
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
 
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
 
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
 
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk
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