• Full Time
  • Anywhere


Closing date: 10 July 2024

Are you a qualified Best Interest Assessor?

Are you passionate about protecting people’s rights?

Do you have a desire to ensure the care and support people are provided with is in their best interests?

Are you highly motivated, organised and committed to good practice?

Then this could be the job for you!

The Hull City Council Deprivation of Liberty Team (DoLS) are looking to recruit six Best Interest Assessors.  These roles have been created to bring the DoLS service in house.

It is a hugely exciting opportunity for a motivated and passionate Best Interest Assessor to be part of this new team and drive forward best practice for DoLS and the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act across the organisation.

Living and working in Hull is a great life to live and this is an exciting opportunity to join one of our supportive and friendly teams where you will be valued.  You will worrk as part of team, you will receive regular supervision, have the support of your manager and colleagues and have opportunities to expand your skills and knowledge. 

We are looking for people who can demonstrate: 

•         A strong value base that informs your human rights based approaches with adults.

•         A recognition that people are the experts in their lives

•         A relentless commitment to quality and best practice

•         A capacity for honest, critical reflection and openness to learning.

•         Ability to establish professional, effective working relationships with a range of partners/colleagues, adults, families and their carers

About you:

You will be a qualified Best Interest Assessor who will champion the completion of Best Interest Assessments and Mental Capacity Assessments for Hull City Council.  You will be expected to provide advice, guidance, and mentorship to the workforce on the correct application of the MCA and the DoLs process.  You will ensure that a person’s Article 5 right to liberty and security and Article 8 right to respect for private and family life, home and correspondence are protected. You’ll have strong relationship building skills and an understanding of the role of other organisations that will enable you work effectively with external partners.  You will be provided with ongoing training and development opportunities, regular formal supervision and ongoing informal support to promote your learning, development and confidence.  

Flexible working can be considered.

For more information on this role please contact Tracey McKee, Operational Manager of the DoLS Team via e-mail 

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