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Named Nurse Safeguarding Children

Employer
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Colchester
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Safeguarding Families and Complex Health Team as a Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children.

Ideally, you will be a highly motivated and experienced practitioner that is capable of positively influencing practice and is competent to lead the safeguarding of children & young people receiving care from ESNEFT with the support of the Head of Safeguarding Families.

This role will require in depth knowledge of safeguarding children and associated agendas/national guidance.

The priorities for the successful candidate will include:

Being a visible leader with the skills and vision to promote children's safeguarding across the Trust

In conjunction with the Head of Safeguarding Families drive forward safeguarding activities that will ensure our Trust meets its statutory responsibilities to safeguard and protect children and young people whilst they access our services.
Do you possess excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work confidently and collaboratively across professional boundaries? Are you keen and motivated to learn? If so, then your skills are invaluable to us and we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

Your priorities if successful will include:
  • Being a visible leader with the skills and vision to promote children's safeguarding across the Trust
  • In conjunction with the Head of Safeguarding Families drive forward safeguarding activities that will ensure our Trust meets its statutory responsibilities to safeguard and protect children and young people whilst they access our services
  • Work in collaboration with all members of the Safeguarding Families & Complex Health team across ESNEFT
  • In conjunction with the Head of Safeguarding Families, be responsible for ensuring that services are consistent and equitable across ESNEFT.
  • Provide professional advice and support to all staff within ESNEFT


About us

One of the largest Trusts in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

Find out about living and working with us - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkPu7HphU8A

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse with current NMC registration appropriate to the job role.
  • Evidence of additional specialist training in safeguarding (including master level attainment, or willingness to work towards this or be able to demonstrate relevant other experiences in safeguarding).
  • Teaching / mentorship qualification / course
  • Evidence of professional development relevant to safeguarding children.


Desirable

  • NSPCC or equivalent safeguarding supervision training


Experience

Essential

  • Proven post registration experience in a role related to delivering care for babies/children and young people and be currently practising in the field of safeguarding children.
  • Experience of managing work with individual families and other agencies as a key part of role.
  • Extensive child safeguarding experience within an acute setting/working collaboratively across organisational boundaries.
  • Experience of dealing with traumatic and emotional events relating to safeguarding.
  • Experience in receiving safeguarding supervision.
  • Experience in delivering training.


Desirable

  • Experience of working in an integrated safeguarding team (children and adults)
  • Prior experience working as a Named Nurse safeguarding children or extensive experience as a safeguarding children's specialist role
  • Experience in delivering safeguarding supervision
  • Previous line management experience


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Experience in inter-agency work.
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to safeguarding children.
  • Evidence of on-going professional learning
  • Knowledge of children's services
  • Knowledge of evidence based safeguarding children practice.
  • Knowledge of legal framework for information sharing
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


Desirable

  • Experience in education and training
  • Knowledge of children's rights


Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Colchester Hospital

Colchester

CO4 5JL

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432-HR220-24

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