Full Job Description
In Sutton, there is much for us to be proud of both as a council and as a borough. This includes high levels of resident satisfaction, the quality of our services, our success in addressing our financial challenges to date, the way that we involve and engage with residents on key issues facing the borough, and the enthusiastic and motivated staff that we employ.
Looking ahead, there are plans for the delivery of new homes and new schools and the London Cancer Hub is being developed, while the Council is also seen as a driving force within the South London Partnership of five outer south west London boroughs focused on strategic growth, regeneration and investment.
All of this demonstrates a good track record and an authority that is ambitious and set to deliver more improvements for the borough. We’ve set out our vision for the future of Sutton in our corporate plan – Ambitious for Sutton. This strategic plan will shape the outcomes we achieve, the services we provide, and the impact we have on residents, to make Sutton a great place to live, work and raise a family.
Situated in Zone 5, Sutton is less than 30 minutes by train from central London, and south and south west London are easily accessible by public transport. There are 10 train stations which serve key neighbourhoods within the borough providing direct connections to London Victoria, London Bridge, London Blackfriars and St Pancras International. Sutton also has direct rail connections with Epsom, Dorking, Guildford and Horsham, as well as Wimbledon for an interchange with the London Underground and West Croydon for the London Overground. There’s also an extensive road network which provides close and easy access to the M25 and M23.
This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested and with experience in safeguarding children.
You will manage a small team of experienced Specialist Safeguarding Nurses and provide safeguarding training, supervision and in partnership with Children’s Social Care in Sutton contribute to MASH, MARAC, MACE and MAMDA.
The role gives the opportunity to represent children’s health services at senior local authority meetings with children’s social care.
The successful applicant will be employed by the London Borough of Sutton but will work as part of the Sutton Health and Care Alliance (SHC).
NHS Terms and Conditions including pension, and sick leave entitlements will transfer via the NHS passport. Pay will equivalent to NHS Band 8A including outer London supplement.
SHC is a partnership of key local health and care providers including The Council, Epsom and St Helier’s NHS Trust (ESH), South West London and St Georges MH Trust and the GP Federation. The SHC Alliance was formed to address the local health needs for Sutton residents. By being part of London Borough of Sutton this gives staff the opportunity for integrated partnership working, training and flexibility to deliver services in innovative ways to address local needs. We also work closely with the local voluntary sector.
In addition to the above, we offer staff comprehensive training and encourage everyone to undertake personal development opportunities to progress their interests and careers. We pride ourselves in innovation and hearing staff voices in improving our service provision to the benefit of our resident population here in Sutton.
To apply for this role you will need to be a registered nurse or midwife and registered as a Specialist Public Practitioner. Experienced in working in partnership across professional boundaries, excellent understanding of the practice of safeguarding children and able to work autonomously with high levels of self motivation and able to work in a team setting.
NHS Terms and Conditions including pension, and sick leave entitlements will transfer via the NHS passport.
As an organisation that values and nurtures talent, we’re committed to helping you fulfil your potential and will offer you a supportive, friendly and collaborative environment to grow and develop your career and skills. We’re constantly striving to improve our ways of working so putting your ideas across – however big or small – will be fully encouraged and supported by your colleagues and our dynamic and experienced management team.
In addition, we offer a modern and flexible working environment for our staff, supported by our IT infrastructure, including Google Chromebooks and Google Apps.
Employees have access to a wide range of benefits, some of which include:
- Generous annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays (pro-rata if part-time working hours apply)
- Flexi-time (Please note, this applies to roles at grades 1-9 only)
- Comprehensive learning and development programme
- Local and national discounts for shopping, eating out and leisure activities
- Interest free season ticket loans
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Car parking scheme
- Bicycle loan facilities and cycle to work scheme
- Zip car scheme
- Free eye tests and contribution towards glasses
- Confidential wellbeing and counselling support
- Subsidised gym membership
Please apply online outlining what skills, abilities and experience you can bring which makes you an ideal candidate for this role. Please ensure you refer to the requirements outlined in the job profile when completing your application.
To support our diversity agenda and reduce the risk of bias in our recruitment activities, our short listing process completely anonymises personal information that can identify job applicants e.g. name, title etc. Our hiring managers review and short list applications based on the information provided as part of your application as to how well you meet the requirements and criteria for the role, as outlined in the job profile.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
We pride ourselves on being a diverse, inclusive and welcoming Borough and we aim to create a workforce which reflects the community we serve. We are respectful of difference and realise the positive value of diversity in our workforce. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and disabled candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce. As part of our Disability Confident Committed status, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum/essential criteria for the role.
We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, and inclusive staff networks who help drive our diversity agenda.
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