Job Description

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NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Safeguarding Specialist Practitioner
NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Full time
  • Part time

37.5 hours per week

Job ref
Queens Medicial Centre
£32,306 – £39,027 per annum
Salary period
07/09/2022 23:59

Job overview


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Nurse/Practitioner with experience in working with children to join the safeguarding children’s team at NUH. We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated practitioner who maintains high standards of professional care and practice and is able to demonstrate excellent team work, including good communication and leadership skills. The post will be band 6 with both full and part time positions available.

This an amazing opportunity to consolidate and further develop your children’s safeguarding knowledge and expertise.

Under the guidance of the Named Nurse for Safeguarding at Nottingham University Hospitals and the wider safeguarding team the post holder will be supported to :-

  • Provide effective safeguarding supervision to NUH staff working within front line services, ensuring identified risk within cases are managed effectively and that all staff are adequately supported.
  • Support and contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of NUH safeguarding education and training programmes.
  • Work in partnership with partner agencies and professionals, within safeguarding processes to improve outcomes for all, promoting the think Family approach adopted by NUH.
  • Be able to convey and present complex information both written and verbal formally and informally.

Our team is supportive and dedicated to the delivery of effective safe care.


Main duties of the job


Convey and present highly complex and sensitive information written and verbal, formally and informally as appropriate. Ensure that when applicable information is maintained and kept in an appropriate place.

Work together with named professionals in the development of evidence based patient care policies and procedures/audit; addressing the Governments goals for safeguarding children and adults, domestic abuse and the Childrens Act 1989/2004.

To work in conjunction with the Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children and implement a trust wide safeguarding training strategy.

To deliver safeguarding education and training across the trust.

The applicant will need an awareness of the mental capacity act, deprivation of liberty safeguards and the mental health act.


Working for our organisation


The post holder will work in conjunction with the Trust wide Safeguarding Team to deliver a high quality service of safeguarding expertise to the Trust. They will provide professional advice, support and education to the multi-professional teams and ensure that the Trust meets statutory safeguarding requirements.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To deliver a high quality service of safeguarding expertise, in conjunction with the Named Nurse. To support the Adults and Midwifery Safeguarding teams where required.

Convey and present highly complex and sensitive information written and verbal, formally and informally as appropriate. Ensure that when applicable information is maintained and kept in an appropriate place.

Person specification

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours

Essential criteria

  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust’s Vision, Values & Behavioural standards

Training & Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • First level [or equivalent] registered practitioner with experience of working with children
  • Educated to postgraduate diploma level or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of relevant post registration professional development

Desirable criteria

  • Mentorship qualification
  • Supervision qualification
  • Experience of delivering training


Essential criteria

  • Sound and proven working knowledge of safeguarding children including the Children Act 1989/2004 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
  • Knowledge of the Care Act 2014 (specific to adult safeguarding), mental capacity act, deprivation of liberty safeguards, the mental health act and their application within an acute trust
  • Proven experience of managing multi-agency working/ relationships
  • Sound working knowledge regarding the recognition and impact of abuse/neglect.
  • Understanding of national policy in relation to safeguarding children, adults at risk and domestic abuse.
  • Good working knowledge of local safeguarding procedures
  • Experience of receiving highly complex, sensitive and contentious information
  • Experience of audit

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of developing and delivering educational programmes
  • leadership development
  • Experience of working in a safeguarding team
  • Proven ability to manage complex problems

Communication and relationship skills

Essential criteria

  • Ability to communicate and receive highly complex and sensitive information.
  • Experience of providing safeguarding advice and support to colleagues.
  • Recognition of own level of competence and limitations and able to communicate these to appropriate staff.
  • Reliable and highly motivated.
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of multi-agency, multi-disciplinary team working; including the voluntary sector
  • Ability to represent the organisation as appropriately delegated by safeguarding leads
  • Ability to be self-motivating and also work as an effective member of wider organisational teams
  • Ability to prioritise and deliver within tight timescales
  • Effective written and oral communication skills

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of providing safeguarding supervision to other professionals.
  • Experience of participation in attending multi-agency children’s safeguarding meetings.
  • Knowledge of the multi-agency Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

Analytical and Judgement skills

Essential criteria

  • Be able to make judgements on issues involving complex facts or situations, which require the analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of options.
  • Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, deliver, prioritise and evaluate patient care.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of safeguarding adults.
  • Ability to identify own learning needs

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of writing reports for complex safeguarding meetings such as Child Protection Case Conference

Planning and organisation skills

Essential criteria

  • Able to plan and organise a number of complex activities at once.
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise own workload and recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of writing trust policies and procedures
  • Able to contribute to the development and monitoring of local objectives and action plans
  • Experience of commenting on policy and procedures in own work area.

Physical skills

Essential criteria

  • IT skills, experience of using Microsoft office
  • Some lifting and handling of training equipment is required

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working with Excel

Other requirements specific to the role

Desirable criteria

  • Full driving license


Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Covid-19 vaccination: remains the best way to protect yourself, family, colleagues and our patients/service users from the Covid-19 virus. We continue to encourage our current and potential colleagues to get vaccinated. For helpful advice and information about the Covid-19 vaccination and how to access visit:

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.


  • Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£41.90 for enhanced and £21.90 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

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