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Named Professional For Safeguarding Adults

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable Named Professional for Safeguarding Adults to join our caring and progressive team in Ashford.

The Named Nurse for Safeguarding Adults within Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT) has a key role in developing and embedding safeguarding leadership and good professional practice within all sections of the organisation, as well as providing advanced advice and support to health colleagues and partner professionals.

Main duties of the job

Some of your main duties will be:
  • To act as an advocate for adults at risk, raising awareness of their needs andactively promoting the philosophy that prevention and improving well-being andthe best interests of adults at risk are paramount.
  • Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge across the range of workprocedures and practices in the field of safeguarding and keeping people safefrom abuse and neglect enables the post holder to provide advanced adviceand co-ordination on adult safeguarding work to professionals, managers andexternal colleagues/agencies.
  • Establish and maintain clear systems of communication with service leads tosupport the development of safeguarding 'champions' throughout the Trust andto ensure that staff groups are adequately/appropriately supported to apply theirsafeguarding knowledge to ensure the Trust meets it's statutory obligations
  • Provide support and specialist professional advice to clinical colleagues that willequip them with the knowledge and confidence required to attend adultprotection case conferences, strategy meetings and other safeguardingmeetings.

Additional Working Pattern: 37.5 hrs, Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

We've signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. From September 2022, the minimum salary we'll pay is �10.90 per hour (excluding apprentices). The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we're delivering our pledge to be the best employer

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 22nd June 2023.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • Registered professional / practitioner on a regulatory professional register with a minimum of 5 years' post registration experience.


  • Supervision qualification/course.



  • Experience of working with partner agencies in relation to safeguarding adults and complex care management.
  • Experience of managing caseloads that contain adults at risk/adults in need of protection, within a health care setting.



  • Holds and maintains an advanced level of understanding of government legislation relevant to adult safeguarding, MCA/DoLS/LPS and Prevent.
  • Expert knowledge of adult abuse and neglect and its impact on adults at risk and their families/carers.

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

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Trinity House, Ashford, or Gravesham Community Hospital


TN25 4AZ

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