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Safeguarding Practitioner

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Be part of something good. This is an excellent time to join the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust who has been awarded Mental Health Provider of the Year in the HSJ Awards.

This is a fantastic opportunity to transform care for the populations we serve whilst maximising safeguarding from a 'think family' approach integral to all of our services.

You will be a registered professional with a passion for safeguarding underpinned with excellent working knowledge of the appropriate legislation including adults and children. You will work in an integrated safeguarding role working to maximise safeguarding for children and vulnerable adults.

The role encompasses working within a busy duty desk, support to staff on safeguarding matters, support with organising and facilitating training.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the role include:
  • To be accountable for the delivery of high quality safeguarding services in an integrated safeguarding team, to provide safeguarding and organisational leadership, ensuring the delivery of evidence based safeguarding interventions and practice for both adult and child.
  • To continue to demonstrate specialist skills in practice and provide support and advice re: service development and the delivery of care in partnership with service users, carers, staff, managers and other agencies, across a number of teams.
  • To be responsible for achieving key performance indicators for the service's safeguarding delivery.
  • To be accountable to the Named Professional for Adult Safeguarding and the Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children you will work within the Trust safeguarding team and work collaboratively with clinical teams and external partners across the geography of the Trust.
  • You will work as part of the team delivering specialist safeguarding training to all Trust staff, in line with the intercollegiate documents for children and adults.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust delivering integrated services across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. Find out more on our website

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our colleagues and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

We are proud to score above or equal to the average for all NHS People Promise theme areas demonstrating our commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. Wherever you work we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Work life balance is about having influence and flexibility over when, where and how you work. If the work pattern for this role does not meet your needs, we welcome an application and are happy to discuss working arrangements that differ from those advertised.

We offer a unique range of benefits that go above and beyond other NHS Trusts including an enhanced leave package and health and wellbeing support.

From city to countryside, market towns to moors you'll find a place to call home including some of the most affordable places to live in the UK.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy, please see attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. Working Together, Childrens Act 1989, Care Act 2014
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified service area.
  • Evidence of project work that has had a positive impact on service delivery
  • Professional qualification to degree level or Diploma level
  • Current registration on the NMC or Social Work England register


  • Evidence of contribution to research
  • Evidence of policy implementation and development
  • Working knowledge of Social Care/Health data bases
  • Advanced/expert clinical qualification
  • Adult Teaching qualification



  • Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice
  • Demonstrable experience of recent working in the specific field where the post is held.
  • Able to demonstrate examples of positive impact/change within service delivery/practice at an advanced level.
  • Evident of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the service area to specialist level of post-graduate diploma or equivalent knowledge/experience learning
  • Evident of specialist practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development.
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active user/carer involvement/participation.
  • To network locally and regionally


  • A breadth of professional practice including specialising in the field where the post is held
  • Development of continued knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to work across team/organisational boundaries developing and maintaining multiprofessional and multi-agency partnerships.
  • Experience of working within an integrated team.

Personal Attributes


  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Good time management skills
  • Work within the culture of improving working lives and working time directive.
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical values and attitudes within a culture of equality and diversity.
  • Ability to commute between the various sites


  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills at all levels i.e. strategically and locally.
  • Be able to demonstrate working within a team and in a multi-agency approach.
  • Working knowledge of Trust policies and procedure in order to effectively lead and manage others

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


Trust HQ


HU10 6ED

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