Job Description

Employer: Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Department: Safeguarding Adults
Location: 2nd Floor, Becket House, London
Salary: £54,223 – £60,316 p.a inc HCA

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

Safeguarding Adults Lead Band 8a

Safeguarding Adults is a key priority for the Trust. We are a dedicated safeguarding adults team comprising of practitioners from a variety of disciplines and specialities who work with Trust staff to ensure that high quality safe care is offered to all vulnerable adults who access Trust services.

We are looking for an exceptional individual with a keen interest and understanding of safeguarding to join the team to continue to provide advice and support to staff in all safeguarding issues, DoLS assessments, implementing the Liberty Protection Safeguards and in the care of people with dementia or a learning disability. As part of the team, the post holder will also ensure that where abuse is identified it is responded to in a speedy and appropriate manner in line with the agreed Trust and multi-agency procedures. The post will provide an excellent learning environment especially in the care of vulnerable adults.

If you are motivated by the need to ensure that the rights of vulnerable people are safeguarded and upheld, this is the job for you. You will have the opportunity to influence the care that adults at risk receive within the Trust that will result in positive individual experiences for patients.

For further information or an informal visit, please contact Mala Karasu or Michael Fullerton on 020 7188 7188 Ext. 53293 or email or

Closing date: 28th September 2021 at midnight

Interview date: 12th October 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMala Karasu and Michael FullertonJob titleHead of Safeguarding Adults and Lead Nurse safeguarding AdultsEmail addresssafeguardingadults@gstt.nhs.ukTelephone number020 7188 7188 ext 53293

Guy’s and St Thomas’ celebrates, respects and values the diversity of its staff and patients. We review our policies, procedures and practices to ensure that all employees, patients and carers are treated equitable according to their needs. We are actively committed to ensuring that no one who applies for a job, works or study’s at the Trust, or accesses our services is discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, religion or belief, age, gender identity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, or marital/civil partnership.

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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UK Registration

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