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Specialist Nurse for Safeguarding Children

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Victoria Road, Macclesfield
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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To provide professional support to the Named Nurse for Safeguarding.

The post holder will demonstrate a high level of expertise in relation to the safeguarding of children and provide supervision, specialist advice, education and support to health care professionals who are dealing with cases of actual or suspected child maltreatment.

The post holder will work closely with all levels of staff within the organisation and be a point of contact in relation to the safeguarding of children. The post holder will work closely with personnel from partner agencies.

The post holder will be responsible for contributing to the on-going development of clinical practice, including supporting the named nurse in the development of policies, protocols and guidelines and contribute to service development in collaboration with multi-disciplinary colleagues.

The post holder will actively participate in clinical audits.

The post holder will work with the named nurse to devise, plan, implement and deliver programmes of training in relation to safeguarding children.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as the Specialist Nurse for Safeguarding Children for East Cheshire Trust.

To ensure the culture within East Cheshire Trust adapts and is co-ordinated to meet the changing agendas around safeguarding. The post holder will provide clinical expertise and support, guidance, monitoring, audit and training according to Trust's policies and legislation.

This will include partnership working with neighbouring Trusts, the wider multiagency organisations and the Cheshire East Safeguarding Children Partnership (CESCP)

The Specialist Nurse for Safeguarding Children will be an expert practitioner who will provide expert advice to East Cheshire NHS Trust staff on a range of safeguarding subjects including providing support and safeguarding supervision in line with the Trust Safeguarding Supervision Policy.

They will identify and ensure their own knowledge, skills and training is maintained through continuing education and professional development andalong with the Head of Safeguarding establish a personal development plan through the Trust's appraisal processes.

The post holder will receive regular safeguarding supervision in line with the Trust' Safeguarding Supervision Policy.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at .

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpagewww.careersateastcheshire.nhs.ukfor more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • oPart 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register as a registered children's nurse
  • oPart 3 as a specialist community public health nurse having completed a specific programme with a child and family focus
  • oCurrent registration with a nationally recognised professional body relevant to the professional qualification held
  • oMinimum 5 years post registration experience


  • oMasters level qualification or equivalent short courses and/or experience.
  • oTeaching qualification or significant experience

Skils and Knowledege


  • In-depth knowledge of recent NHS legislation and recommendations for Children Safeguarding
  • oDetailed awareness of the national and local priorities and changing trends in Children Safeguarding



  • oDemonstrable effective clinical leadership with knowledge, understanding and application of leadership theories
  • oRelevant clinical expertise to support and facilitate clinical development and innovation
  • oDemonstrate experience of co-working in complex and challenging environments
  • oExperience of assessing needs, managing risks and reporting and escalating concerns
  • oDemonstrable and proven understanding and experience of the clinical and corporate governance agenda
  • oKnowledge and experience of facilitation of reflective practice for staff and personal reflective practice
  • oExperience in meeting workload priorities within given timescales



  • Please refer to the person specification for further details regarding the role requirements

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

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