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Band 8a Safeguarding Adults Team Lead

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - known as BCHC - and its 5,000 staff are dedicated to delivering the best care they can to those using our services, and to helping build healthy communities.

The team deliver more than 100 different NHS services for people of all ages - from birth through childhood and adult life to older years.BCHC provides core community health services for the 1.1 million people of Birmingham and also a range of specialist rehabilitation and dental services for the 6.5 million people across the wider West Midlands region. BCHC colleagues are focused on delivering safe, high quality care, working across a range of locations including people's own homes, community clinics and hospital settings. BCHC actively works in integrated style with a range of partner organisations across health and social care, and promotes equitable access for all to NHS services. With this in mind we are seeking a highly motivated individual to lead our Band 7 practitioners in the safeguarding of adults.

Main duties of the job

To act as Safeguarding Adults Team lead for the Safeguarding Service ensuring that the Safeguarding adult team works effectively and efficiently to promote the safeguarding and protection of adults at risk.
  • Take the lead for the operational delivery of Safeguarding Adults Band 7s across the team
  • Ensure that the Trust objectives in relation to vulnerable adults are adequately managed in line with the Safeguarding Adults Strategy and
  • To provide expert safeguarding support at all levels of the organisation, to Executive and Non Executives, leadership teams within Clinical divisions and clinical teams/staff
  • Provide expert Safeguarding advice and direction to Exec Board, Senior managers and divisional leads across BCHC and external partners promoting the establishment of effective local safeguarding networks
  • To be flexible to the needs of the service, motivated and a team player.

About us

Those working for BCHC are afforded a supportive employer committed to dignity for those in receipt of services and for those employed by BCHC. With this in mind the successful candidate will be provided with regular supervision and support with the back up provision of the Trusts Hear For You occupational health supports and benefits as required. The Trust champions Freedom to Speak and prides itself on being a supportive responsive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Work with clinical teams to identify issues and then take appropriate
  • Liaise with the range of agencies involved in Safeguarding Adults as required in support of clinical teams dealing with complex
  • Provide clinical expertise while working with clinical teams and to identify issues and concerns related to Safeguarding Adults and take appropriate actions to address
  • Support identified multi professionals to develop their identification, assessment, and management of safeguarding
  • Develop and support the implementation of Safeguarding Adults clinical supervision

within Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Support clinical staff in resolving patient & family issues and concerns regarding Safeguarding Adults, the Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and patient dignity
  • Act as an expert resource and provide advice on safeguarding standards
  • Develop and maintain strong links with all stakeholders underpinned by robust communication channels and strong partnerships
  • Actively identify opportunities to influence the local quality agenda
  • Advise on developments and best practice in relation to Safeguarding Adults, the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Be an accessible person of knowledge for all areas in the Trust
  • Provide evidence and information for Care Quality Commission Outcome 7 and NHS Litigation Authority risk management standards for Safeguarding Adults
  • Undertake Safeguarding Adults investigations within the Trust, dealing with highly emotive and contentious
  • Forge successful relationships with other healthcare professionals and non-clinical support staff to improve the overall patient experience in relation to patient
  • Disseminate learning from Serious Case Reviews and assist in the implementation of Serious Case Review recommendations for
  • Actively participate in relevant corporate forums and contribute to the development of corporate policies and action plans within the remit of Safeguarding Adults
  • Maintain an active professional registration with appropriate professional

Management and Leadership Responsibilities
  • Have an understanding of the national perspective and future strategy for the NHS and related areas of health to ensure that staff in your team/s are fully aware of the implications and can contribute effectively to service improvement.
  • Develop and empower all members of your team to perform to high standards and innovate.
  • Ensure supportive staff management arrangements are in place and carry out personal development reviews for direct reports. Ensure all staff in your team/s have annual PDRs resulting in specific objectives and effective personal development plans in line with the Knowledge and Skills Outline Framework.
  • Develop staff knowledge and skills to promote equality and diversity and address inequalities both in employment and service delivery. Ensure specific equality objective are included in PDRs.
  • Develop a culture that ensure that the standards of Improving Working Lives and Investors in People are achieved and maintained for all staff and that staffs perception about their working lives are measured and improvements made.
  • Interpret strategic guidelines and provide advice for the Trust, where necessary, on local and national policies/recommendations, which may impact on Safeguarding Adults, the Mental Capacity Act implementation and Deprivation of Liberty
  • Develop a working culture that ensures Health and Wellbeing and promotes a Great Place to Work and Learning for staff.
  • Provide senior leadership to ensure that the health and wellbeing of all staff, who may be at risk of abuse or neglect, is paramount at all times

  • Provide leadership to all clinical and non-registered staff across the Organisational Portfolio, keeping up-to-date with key clinical and care developments relevant to the Division and facilitating clinical staff to do the same.
  • As a member of the Senior Leadership Team take shared corporate responsibility for sourcing, reading and disseminating Trust approved policies throughout the Division to ensure staff are aware of current policies and governance arrangement

  • To undertake other duties commensurate with this grade of post in agreement with the relevant line manager.

    To minimise the Trusts environmental impact wherever possible, including recycling, switching off lights, computers, monitors, and equipment when not in use. Helping to reduce paper waste by minimising printing/copying and reducing water usage, reporting faults and heating/cooling concerns promptly and minimising travel. Where the role includes the ordering and use of supplies or equipment the post holder will consider the environmental impact of purchases.

    Responsible for undertaking appraisal of identified staff, including identifying the learning and development needs of individuals in line with the Knowledge and Skills Outline Framework.

    Responsible for training and development of identified staff.

    Responsible for ensuring identified training and development is undertaken appropriate to the postholders role.

    Key Relationships

    To establish effective working relation with the following:

    Associate Director of Safeguarding

    Lead Nurse for Safeguarding Adults

    Chief of Nursing and Therapies

    Divisional Directors of Nursing and Therapies Divisional and Associate Directors

    Clinical Directors

    Director and Associate Director of Clinical Governance and Risk Divisional leads

    Professional leads

    Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust Safeguarding Adults team NHS

    Birmingham City Council Adults and Communities locality teams.

    Divisional Medical Director

    Deputy Divisional Director

    Associate Director of Clinical Governance

    Other Directors and Associate Directors within the Division and in wider Organisation

    Group Clinical Manager

    Group Manager

    Professional Leads for Nursing and AHPs,

    Heads of Professional Development, Patient Safety and Assurance and Risk Management


    Stakeholders associated to the Integrated Care System.

    West Midlands Police

    Birmingham Safeguarding Adult Board

    Birmingham City Council Adult Social Care
    Performance Management
    All employees have a responsibility to participate in regular appraisal with their manager and to identify performance standards of the post. As part of the appraisal process every employee is responsible for participating in identifying their own training and development needs.

    Candidates are urged to be familiar with the personal specification and job description for this post.

    Person Specification



    • Able to motivate self and engage others


    • Independently mobile to travel across BCHC footprint



    • Registered Practitioner
    • Degree in healthcare related subject or equivalent
    • Post graduate qualifications to Masters degree or equivalent


    • post degree education



    • Extensive relevant NHS experience at senior level including managing staff
    • Operational experience in working with vulnerable adults / adult protection
    • Experience of successfully dealing with conflict


    • Evidence of working with others with excellent interpersonal skills



    • Highly developed specialist knowledge of current legislation and policy drivers associated with the care of vulnerable adults
    • Ability to communicate at all levels and across organisational boundaries
    • Excellent interpersonal skills


    • Knowledge of the population and healthcare needs

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT



    3 Priestley Wharf Holt St


    B7 4BN

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