Job Description

We are looking for an experienced practitioner who is confident in their safeguarding children knowledge and skills to join our team. The Safeguarding Service,  led by the Head of Safeguarding,  provides evidence based safeguarding children and adult’s advice,  safeguarding supervision and safeguarding related training for all disciplines of staff across all North Bristol Trust (NBT) sites.

Based in the safeguarding team this role will be responsible, on a daily basis as the Specialist Safeguarding Practitioner for children,  for child safeguarding and child protection advice and support. This will include all areas of familial and extra familial harm alongside generic knowledge on safeguarding adults and Prevent within the trust-wide safeguarding service. The post holder will also participate in the development, updating and delivery of all levels of safeguarding children training and will be required to deputise for the Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children when delegated.

For more information and to apply please visit:

Job vacancy: Specialist Safeguarding Practitioner – Children, North Bristol NHS Trust, Brsitol | (

If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 414 1151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Staff identify as ‘At Risk’ and who meet the essential shortlisting criteria of the post will be prioritised. Priority will be given to North Bristol NHS Trust employees in the first instance.

Please note that North Bristol NHS Trust has an arrangement with a number of organisations (please find a list below) whereby we confidentially share previous pre-employment information relating to your existing job in order to support an efficient recruitment process for candidates when offered a new position with us.

(University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol Community Health, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership, North Somerset Community Partnership, NHS South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit and Bristol City Council)

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.