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Deputy Head of Safeguarding

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Safeguarding team as a Deputy Head of Safeguarding for Adult and Children's Safeguarding. The ideal candidate will be a self-driven, highly motivated and experienced practitioner and leader that is capable to influence change and positively influence practice.

This role is a new position for the Trust and will involve supporting the Head of Safeguarding to ensure the Trust is delivering on all Safeguarding responsibilities and that all patients are safeguarded whilst they are accessing our services.

Main duties of the job

In collaboration with the Head of Safeguarding and the wider safeguarding team members, the Deputy Head of Safeguarding adults and children will support all activities necessary to ensure that the Trust meets its statutory responsibilities in safeguarding adults and children using its services, and promoting their welfare whilst on Trust premises.

The Deputy Head of Safeguarding Adults & Childrenwill need to be competently skilled at providing overarching leadership, support and clinical safeguarding expertise across both the adult and children's safeguarding portfolios. However, there is a keenness to seek candidates that can particularly demonstrate a strong skill set in Adult Safeguarding, to complement the skill set of the current Head of Safeguarding and wider Trust requirements.

About us

Doncaster & Bassetlaw NHS FT is one of Yorkshire's Leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 420,000 across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, and the surrounding areas. Our services are based over three main hospital sites employing over 6,000 colleagues.

It is our goal to give those who join Team DBTH the tools and opportunities to grow their career, so whether you spend just one year or fifty with us, it's our pledge to help you develop, belong and thrive, here.

As an organisation that supports flexible working, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to support a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applicants from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including those with disabilities, members of our ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ communities.

We offer a range of benefits including:o Extensive range of learning opportunities o NHS Pension Schemeo Generous holiday entitlemento Comprehensive health and wellbeing supporto NHS Car Lease schemes and a range of salary sacrifice scheme

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached to the advert a job description and person specification for further details. Please ensure you read both documents carefully.

Please note, if your application is successful you will be required to present original certificates of qualifications that are listed in the person specification under essential.

Person Specification



  • Extensive clinical experience and practice in Adult and Children's safeguarding with an enhanced skill set in Adult Safeguarding
  • Appropriate demonstrable experience working in Lead / Named Nurse role within an acute health organisation.
  • Expert knowledge on practical application and embedding MCA, Best interest decision making, DoLs and Prevent.
  • Expert knowledge of MARAC and Domestic Abuse management.
  • Excellent leadership skills and the ability to create team vision.


  • Experience of supervising staff in a safeguarding capacity.
  • Evidence of multi-professional training delivery



  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration appropriate to the job role
  • Evidence of additional training in safeguarding or significant experience of working in a senior safeguarding role for a minimum of 3 years.



  • Provide leadership, advice and safeguarding adults & children consultancy to clinical staff across the Trust.
  • Ability to analyse, synthesise and present knowledge and information, including complex issues and concepts to a range of audiences and stakeholders.
  • Excellent time management skills and be able to demonstrate the ability to work to timescales and complete requested tasks.


  • Experience of supervising staff in a safeguarding capacity.

Organisational Skills


  • To be able to write reports and policies and other documentation as required
  • To be able to enter and interpret data with regard to clinical activity
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of Human Rights in the delivery of this role.

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals

Armthorpe Road



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