Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.
Serving a population of 1.2million people, the Trust employs around 4750 people who make a difference across 130 locations. Situated in one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the North West.
GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health. This puts our staff and service users at the leading edge of new mental health treatments.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join the GMMH Corporate Safeguarding Team as the Trusts Child Safeguarding Lead.
The post holder will lead on the child safeguarding agenda and be responsible for ensuring that the Trust carries out its statutory duties in relation to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
Main duties of the job
As the Safeguarding Children Lead you will be responsible for to ensuring the Trust carries out its statutory duties with respect to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
To assist with the development and implementation of the Trust’s safeguarding children agenda, and ensure that Trust policies, procedures and governance systems meet statutory and national requirements in relation to safeguarding children.
To support the Head of Safeguarding/Named Nurse to ensure that the Trust contributes to multi-agency safeguarding children’s work alongside specialist safeguarding professionals from other organisations and bodies, including Children’s social care, education and health, and in the planning and development of strategies for safeguarding.
To ensure that safeguarding concerns are monitored and dealt with in a timely and effective way across the organisation.
Working for our organisation
Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over 6,400 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 160 locations.
We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford, Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.
Greater Manchester is one of the world’s most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.
Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.
Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Essential requirements for the post include: Registered practitioner e.g. RMN, Social Work, significant experience of a leadership role in child safeguarding, highly specialist knowledge and understanding of working with complex family situations, mental health and substance misuse in relation to safeguarding children, legal literacy in relation to child safeguarding and the ability to work effectively as part of a team and to recognise and support the needs of others in a sensitive and effective manner.
- Registered practitioner e.g. RMN, Social Work
- Significant experience of leadership role for child safeguarding
- Teaching qualification
- Highly specialist knowledge and understanding of working with complex family situations, mental health, substance misuse in relation to safeguarding children
- Specific expertise in children’s health and development, child maltreatment and local arrangements for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children