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Specialist Health Practitioner for Multi-Agency Safeguarding

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 Per Annum, inclusive of HCAS pro rata (part time)
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Specialist Health Practitioner for Multi- Agency Safeguarding - Band 7 - Richmond

If you are ready for a Specialist Health Practitioner role for Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) within an Integrated Public Health Nursing Service, we would like to hear from you.

A vacancy has arisen for a part time hours (18.45 hours) in the Richmond MASH Hub 0-19 integrated service.

In order to be eligible for this post, applicants must be a qualifiedSpecialist Public Health Nurse (SCPHN).

Richmond 0-19 team is an innovative, forward thinking and making a difference to the lives of families, children and young people in the borough. You will be required to search and collate relevant and proportionate health information from a range of NHS providers both locally and nationally in line with MASH procedures. The MASH has been designed to facilitate information gathering and sharing within a fire-walled environment as per the pan-London information sharing agreements.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

per the pan-London information sharing agreements.

You will be of support for members of the team, bring insight and provide expertise to child safeguarding that cannot be provided by other partners and attend meetings as and when required and feedback to the Locality Leads and Clinical Service Unit Manager (CSU).

We work very closely with our partner agencies to enrich the mix of skills available and strengthen our position as a service provider. Working within the MASH with other professionals.

You need to have a passion for working with children, young people and families and have a comprehensive understanding of the PublicHealthAgenda in Richmond. It is essential that you also have a thorough knowledge of the Healthy Child Programme (0-19), safeguarding and Central London Community Healthcare Values.

It is essential applicants can meet the travel requirements of the post.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T& C's apply
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Work in collaboration with local statutory and mainstream services to identify, seek and collate the relevant health information to add to the multi-agency risk assessment to ensure that families are safe and referred and signposted appropriately following MASH assessment. To inform the case management, advising where necessary and challenging decisions when

Facilitate and provide professional expertise to other professionals and agencies on safeguarding matters related to health

Following initial MASH assessment, provide feedback to health relevant professionals involved within the family including the Named Nurse and/or Named Doctor for Safeguarding Children where appropriate, for sharing best practice

Maintain professional clinical practice in line with NMC recommendations and guidelines.

Be aware of and act in accordance with CLCHs clinical standards.

Maintain contemporaneous records in line with the NMC and CLCH guidelines

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/Midwife or Registered Health Visitor/School Nurse
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continuing post-registration education and training


  • Post-graduate Master's level in a relevant subject area or working towards
  • Practice assessor/supervisor training or working towards
  • Clinical supervisor training or working towards



  • Significant Health Visiting/School Nursing experience in practice in managing complex and safeguarding situations
  • Significant experience of coordinating and leading multi-skilled teams
  • Experience of working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and inter-agency working. Ability to facilitate joint working practices
  • Experience of organising and managing own workload ? Experience of undertaking comprehensive health assessments, planning and implementing evidence based programmes of care and writing care plans
  • Experience in providing practice based learning support to others ? Experience of supporting learners in practice settings
  • Experience of participation in audit ? Experience of successfully operating in a politically sensitive environment
  • Experience of assessing and managing risks, and reporting and escalating concerns
  • Ability to prepare and produce concise yet insightful communications for dissemination to partners from a broad range agencies, disciplines and services
  • Ability to analyse very complex issues where material is conflicting and drawn from multiple sources.
  • Demonstrated capability to act upon incomplete information, using experience to make inferences and decision making


  • Experience and evidence of participation in research.
  • Evidence of leadership in service change or redesign. ? Evidence of providing clinical supervision to groups or on 1:1.

Skills and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of current health and social care agenda relevant to area of work and professional practice
  • Knowledge of current health legislation
  • Current knowledge of child protection guidelines and relevant legislation and policies
  • Current knowledge of information sharing legislation and guidelines
  • Knowledge of quality issues, the audit process and clinical governance ? Knowledge of NMC Code
  • Knowledge of managing difficult situations and conflict resolution
  • Ability to work without direct supervision and plan, organise, review and prioritise own workload and that of others
  • Able to delegate work effectively and safely ? Ability to be flexible and responsive to organisational needs
  • Ability to make informed decisions under pressure
  • Be able to use information technology ? Be able to identify and access sources of information to inform practic
  • Critical appraisal skills and ability to utilise research evidence in practice
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to adapt to change and have an open approach to new ways of working
  • Motivated to learn and develop to meet the needs of the service
  • Skills and knowledge to facilitate and support the learning and development of others in the practice environment
  • Understanding of the public sector and the wider healthcare environment



  • Able to carry out the duties of the post ? Able to provide evidence of where you have demonstrated the Trust's Values and Behaviours
  • Able to demonstrate excellence in Customer Service ? Able to travel round the locality [car/bike/public transport/foot]

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Richmond - The Causeway


TW11 0JR

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