Isle of Wight Council

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Team (DoLS)

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DoLS Coordinator (Ref: 2024_820)

County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight

Grade 6, £24,703 to £25,979 per annum pro-rata (actual salary £9,680.91 to £10,180.96 per annum)

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Ginny Smith or Liz Atherfold at 01983 821000 ext 5946

Vacancy Reference: 2024_820

Closing Date: 07/05/2024

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 14.5 per week

These are exciting times on the Isle of Wight within the Adult Social Care Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Team, as we have expanded in recent years and are looking for a part time DoLS Coordinator who is enthusiastic and can support the Team in their work.


The Isle of Wight Council has a range of responsibilities under DoLS, and the Mental Capacity Act as a Supervisory Body and this post will support the DoLS Team in managing and developing systems that ensure the Council’s duties are effectively discharged.


The duties will include managing enquiries, referrals and allocation for assessments and authorisations of DoLS requests; developing and maintaining IT systems to support this day-to-day work; and the collection and analysis of data for both local and national data returns.


Knowledge of the relevant legislation within Adult Social Care is essential particularly the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2009, as this is key to the Coordinators role of improving the teams processes and to enabling the team to adapt to these.


Applicants should have a wide experience and knowledge of using standard IT software, Maths and English at GCSE grade A-C equivalent, and excellent communication and customer service skills. You will require experience of Adult Social Care systems and developing administrative systems. You must be able to prioritise and organise tasks in a busy setting and be flexible to manage varying workloads and deadlines.


In return regular supervision will be provided within the DoLS Team as well as an annual review.


For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Ginny Smith or Liz Atherfold at 01983 821000 ext 5946


PLEASE NOTE: Out of Hours Standby and Call Out

You will be required to take part in the Out of Hours Stand-by Duty Rota as and when requested by management.  Standby and call out duties are paid in accordance with the IWC Terms and Conditions 2012 document.

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When you join #TeamIWC you'll receive our staff benefits package, including:

-  Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!

-  Local Government pension scheme

-  Discounted Solent ferry travel

-  Island bus network discount

-  Cycle to work scheme

-  Staff parking permit scheme

-  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

-  National and local discounts & benefits schemes


For some vacancies (subject to criteria)

-  A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available if you are specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a new role with us

-  If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible to have some travel costs reimbursed

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If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.


Closing Date: 7 May 2024

Interview Date: 15 May 2024