Job Description

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset.

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactivepositiverespectfulsupportivereliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)


This is a senior leadership role to support our Trust in enhancing our Think Family approach to safeguarding.

This exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced professional with a passion for safeguarding adults and children to lead our committed and highly motivated safeguarding teams. As the lead professional you will work to provide strong leadership to the team and to the organisation ensuring we deliver on key priorities. This role reports directly to the Director of Nursing, Therapies and Quality.

A key component of the role will be to promote and safeguard the welfare of adults and children at risk of harm and ensure safeguarding is an integral part of practice for all our staff. We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate the ability and drive necessary to cohesively work in an integrated safeguarding team, Think Family and work across Trust in-patient and community services to achieve the best outcomes for patients, relatives, carers and staff.

We are an ambitious trust and if you would like to join us to continue our ambition to be outstanding.

If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £5,000.  For further details on relocation expenses please email

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.


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