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Band 7 Sexual Health & Safeguarding Adviser

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Integrated Sexual Health and HIV service are looking for an experienced, knowledgeable, and dynamic person to join our Health Adviser team. The Sexual Health & Safeguarding Adviser is a key role in ensuring safe and effective service delivery, providing specialist advice and support in relation to sexual health and safeguarding children, young people, and vulnerable adults.The role is responsible for implementing the BHRUT safeguarding agenda requiring demonstrable skills to communicate effectively within the multidisciplinary team and other key professionals, clinicians, and external agencies. This includes delivery of safeguarding strategies and supporting staff members and colleagues in the provision of safeguarding supervision to achieve core service outcomes.Please see full job description for full details

Main duties of the job

To work as part of the Integrated Sexual Health & HIV service within the Women and Child Health Division and support the Named Safeguarding Professionals to ensure an effective safeguarding service is delivered for children, young people and adults within BHRUT. To ensure that standards are monitored in line with the Trust's statutory requirements in respect of the wider Domestic Abuse and Harmful practices agenda in alignment with requirements as identified in the Working Together 2018, HM Gov (2016) Multi Agency Statutory Guidance on Female Genital Mutilation and other legislative documents.

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair, Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive we provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive for our teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and this will be one of the many benefits of our closer collaboration with Barts Health. Working with them and with all our partners across north east London, we will find a sustainable solution to enhance patient care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Nadeem Arif, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5938. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse


  • FSRH Diploma (DFSRH)
  • Completion of BASHH Health Adviser Competency

Experience/ Knowledge


  • Knowledge and experience of sexual health services
  • Previous safeguarding experience


  • Experience of Counselling and Health Promotion

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Barking Hospital



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