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Freedom to Speak up Guardian

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The role of Freedom to Speak Up Assistant Guardian is to ensure that colleaguesfeel as confident as possible in raising concerns regarding working practices and patients safety. The post holder will work as a Freedom to Speak Up Assistant Guardian promoting our open and transparent speak up culture at LSCft, through engagement with staff, patients, managers, triumvirates, and stakeholders.

The Trust is fortunate to have a over 60 Freedom to Speak Up Ambassadors across the Trust, offering all colleagues an equal and activesupport service.

The post holder will manage the operational function of the Speak Up service, which sits within the Compliance and Improvement Directorate, and provide supervision and support to Ambassadors within the Trust, where required.

If you would like to be a leader in the safety of patients and staff across LSCft, then please consider applying for this new role within the speak up team.

Main duties of the job

The Freedom to Speak Up Guardian will:
  • Work across the Trust supporting it to be a safer place for staff and a more open place to work.
  • Work with the Chief Executive and Board to help create an open culture based on listening and learning and not blaming.
  • Develop, alongside the Board, Chief Executive and Executive Team a range of mechanisms, in addition to the formal processes, which empower and encourage staff to speak up safely.
  • Ensure that staff with disabilities and those from black and other minority ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to speak out and are not disadvantaged by doing so.
  • Ensure that information regarding how to speak out is shared with all staff.
  • Work independently.
  • Develop a safe culture which supports and encourages staff to speak up using the local procedures and if necessary advising front line staff on how to raise concerns.
  • Act in an independent and impartial capacity, listening to staff and supporting them to raise concerns they may have by using the available structures and policies, both within the organisation and outside.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Recognised clinical professional qualification
  • First degree in relevant subject
  • Evidence of significant personal development both professionally and managerially



  • Experience of working in a multi professional team in an NHS or social care environment
  • Experience of working with people at all levels of an organisation, including very senior people leaders
  • Awareness of current NHS and government strategic initiatives and key policies



  • Understanding of the issues and implications relating to The Francis Enquiry, Freedom to Speak Up and the Compassion in Practice Strategy
  • Understanding of the issues relating to cultural change, organisational development, staff engagement and the NHS Constitution
  • Knowledge of safeguarding principles and practice

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


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