Jun 102019

General Visitor x4 regions - Court of Protection

Body: Office of the Public Guardian
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Regulation
Location: East Midlands (NG, LN, PE, LE, DE)
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 2-3
Remuneration: Fees range from £128 - £184 per visit and subsequent visit report.
Time Requirements: Flexible

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 03/06/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 24/06/2019 at 12:00
  • Panel Sift: 24/06/2019
  • Final Interview Date: TBC
  • Announcement: 01/09/2019

Assessment Panel

  • Adam Short
  • OPG permanent visitor
  • Independent panel member

Vacancy Description

You will visit our clients and those acting for them, and report to the Public Guardian or Court of Protection on the clients’ needs, wishes and best interests and on how the deputy or attorney is managing their affairs. You will assess the client’s capacity to make certain decisions and be expected to consult with agencies like Social Services, residential or nursing care home managers, to provide accurate written reports to deadline and in line with agreed targets and standards. You will be self-employed and responsible for paying your own tax, national insurance and having professional and public liability insurance. This position may be combined with other work commitments, paid or unpaid.

Person Specification

We are seeking self-motivated individuals who can demonstrate their professional knowledge, experience or qualifications in areas related to social care, health, finance or law, to work as a general visitor. You will have an excellent understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and be willing to travel extensively within your region. This is a statutory appointment under Section 61 of the Act.

How to Apply

Further details and an application form are available below. Your completed application form should be sent by 24th June 2019 to opgvisitorsrecruitment@publicguardian.gov.uk or by post to Visits Office, Office of the Public Guardian, P.O. Box 16185, Birmingham, B2 2WH

Reference number: OPGGENERAL19 EM


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