Business Support Officer - DoLS Team

Adults & Health
Adults Social Care Operation
Business Support
Civic Centre 1, Huddersfield
£9,777 - £10,583

Working pattern – Monday and Thursday full day with a half day to be negotiated

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Depravation of Liberty (DoLS) admin team, providing specialist business and admin support, working alongside a friendly business support team, operational colleagues, internal and independent assessors and the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) service.

The office environment is open plan and is shared with Adults Services operational colleagues so a level of professionalism and confidentiality is expected at all times.

The work is based on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and as such is statutory in nature (including tight timescales requiring negotiation); heavily process-based and technical. Each DoLS application is different but all use specific forms and follow set processes and protocols.

The working environment is extremely fast-paced where a pro-active approach and constant re-prioritisation of work is required. The workload is shared between all team members, so being supportive, a good team player and an excellent communicator ensures the work is processed professionally, effectively and within expected legal timelines. 

Business administration skills to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent and knowledge of IT packages is essential.  The role requires use of excel spreadsheets; PDF writer and data entry into databases and specialist systems as well as the ability to produce complex and specialist documentation.


12 July 2020, 11:55 PM

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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