Safeguarding Professional

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for a Band 6 Safeguarding Professionals for positions in the Somerset NHS FT Safeguarding Service.

You will provide safeguarding adults and children advice and support to staff across the Trust as part of the Safeguarding Duty Team.

As part of your role, you will also provide safeguarding supervision and assist in training provision when required. You will be an essential, core member of the Trust safeguarding service, supported by senior leads, Named professionals and the Safeguarding Duty Team Manager.

You will receive a full and robust induction programme based on your individual needs and will be supported with relevant training as identified during your time in post.

You will be required to successfully complete the enhanced level of police vetting to work from Bridgwater Police Centre and require the ability to travel across the county, we have bases in Taunton, Yeovil and Bridgwater and some home working is also required.

Main duties of the job

We provide advice, support and supervision to a vast range of Somerset Foundation Trust colleagues across both acute and community services. As part of the team, you will be responding to safeguarding concerns, providing consultation and working alongside both trust colleagues and other agencies to safeguard our service users from abuse or harm.

The role will encompass work with both Safeguarding Adults and Children and a commitment to the 'Think Family' and 'making safeguarding personal' approach.

The primary work base for this role is County Hall, Taunton as well as other sites across Taunton, Bridgwater and Yeovil.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression, and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be a dedicated healthcare professional or equivalent(e.g. nurse, social worker, allied health professional, police officer or teacher)

To fulfil the desired skill-mix within the team we are looking for applicants with a background of working within adult services as well as an interest in safeguarding adults, and demonstrable knowledge of safeguarding legal frameworks including policies and procedures. The successful candidate will be supported in their professional development and competency in dealing with enquiries across the lifespan.

This is a permanent post for 30 hours per week.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • A Registered Professional
  • RN/RGN/RHV/RMHN/ Degree in Social Work or equivalent professional registration.


  • Safeguarding specific qualifications

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • Evidence of managing complex safeguarding cases
  • Awareness and working knowledge of latest safeguarding legislation, guidelines and best practice.


  • Experience in the supervision of professionals involved in safeguarding.
  • Involvement in planning and delivery of safeguarding training.

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


County Hall



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