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DoLS Coordinator (Ref: 2022_54)

County Hall and Agile Working

Grade 6, £22,777.00 to £24,054.00 FT per annum

Contact: For further information about this vacancy or for an informal discussion, please contact Ginny Smith on (01983) 821000 ext. 5946 or email:

Vacancy Reference: 2022_54

Closing Date: 27/01/2023

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 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 and are looking for a full 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 and with the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 and the Liberty Protection Safeguards due to be implemented the Coordinators role will be key to introducing new processes to enable the team to adapt to the introduction of this new framework.


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.


Our offer:

You will benefit from a unique and enriching environment within an organisation that values strong leadership, a good work life balance, quality management and reflective supervision.


Please visit the Adult Social Care career opportunities page which holds inspiring testimonies from team members, a guide to what the Island offers as well as personal development opportunities we offer.


Team IWC Values:

• Community & Customer focused

• Effective & Efficient

• Working together

• Fair & transparent


We are proud of our commitment to offer:

• Supporting and supervising all our social care workforce

• Providing opportunities for our staff as they develop and progress their professional careers

• Providing regular training opportunities


As well as being a great place to work, we also offer a competitive remuneration package including:

• Competitive rates of pay and allowances

• Annual leave entitlement of 31 days p/a (plus public holidays)

• Local Government pension scheme

• Relocation package (if eligible) of up to £8,000 plus home relocation scheme via Help to Buy

• Travel allowance (if eligible) and discounted Solent ferry travel

• Island bus network discount, cycle to work scheme and staff parking permit scheme

• Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

• National and local discounts & benefits schemes

• Access to private health care packages


We are looking forward to receiving your application if you have what it takes to make a difference and share our vision and values.


For further information about this vacancy or for an informal discussion, please contact Ginny Smith on (01983) 821000 ext. 5946 or email:


Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.


A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

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: 27.01.23

Interview date: 06.02.23