Named Lead for Safeguarding Adults - Band 8a

Gloucestershire Health & Care 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
We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our safeguarding team in Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust as Named Lead for Safeguarding Adults. The post holder will be a senior and integral part of the safeguarding team and will work closely with the Head of Safeguarding, Named Safeguarding Professionals, and Director and Deputy Director of Nursing to deliver our statutory safeguarding requirements.

The post holder will provide adult safeguarding expertise and leadership within GHC and represent across health and the multi-agency partnership. The role is pivotal to complex case management, improved partnership working and quality assurance.

Main duties of the job

Apply policies, standards, legislation and statutory guidance to support everyday practice across the Trust, in relation to safeguarding adults.

Advise and support colleagues to ensure the appropriate assessment of risks are undertaken in order to improve outcomes for adults with care and support needs.

Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external providers/commissioners and partner agencies to support investigations regarding safeguarding adults with care and support needs.

Build and maintain effective working relationships across all agencies to improve Making Safeguarding Personal for adults who use services, working in partnership to promote a person-centred approach.

Professionally lead and operationally manage members of the safeguarding team, including the Safeguarding Adult Practitioners and the Mental Capacity Act/Liberty Protection Safeguards Lead.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, Allied Health Professional or Social Worker with current registration, or demonstrable experience of working in a senior adult safeguarding role
  • Relevant Professional Degree or evidence of relevant training at equivalent


  • Formal Teaching and Assessing Certificate/Qualification



  • Training in the provision of supervision

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) .

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Edward Jenner Court

Pioneer Avenue



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