Job Description

Safeguarding Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area: Safeguarding Manager
Grade: NHS AfC: Band 8a
Job ref: 990-1-EI3179-EE
Site: Cambridge / Welwyn Garden City / Chelmsford
Town: Cambridge
Our Organisation

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition,  although the role advertised may have an ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

NHS England and NHS Improvement East of England Regional Safeguarding, Mental Capacity and SEND team are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic safeguarding/SEND specialist for a 12 month fixed term contract.

This role is an exciting opportunity to work across the East of England, working in collaboration with a range of NHS and multi-agency partners to support the delivery of national and local priorities. Please note that the reason for the fixed term of this contract is due to short term funding.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions NHS England/Improvement employees are currently working from home.