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Safeguarding Adults and Mental Capacity Act Specialist Practitioner

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
25 May 2024
An opportunity has arisen for a Safeguarding Adults and Mental Capacity Act Specialist Practitioner to join the Safeguarding Adults team here at Bradford Teaching Hospitals.

The post holder will assist the Assistant Chief Nurse for Vulnerable Adults carry out operational Safeguarding in line with the Care Act 2014 and regional guidance across Bradford NHS Foundation Trust. They will provide specialist advice, training, and safeguarding supervision in relation to Safeguarding Adults and the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

If you are passionate about safeguarding, are an experienced UK registered health or social care professional, have a high level of expertise in safeguarding, Think Family, capacity assessments, best interest decision-making, least restrictive practice, deprivations of liberty, Domestic Abuse and Prevent and are passionate about supporting staff in dealing with situations that are difficult, complex and uncertain, and you share our enthusiasm and commitment to ensuring the safety of adults in our care we want to hear from you!

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as a professional resource to practitioners within Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust providing advice, safeguarding supervision, guidance and support.

The post holder will be responsible for providing expert advice on the Human Rights Act, the Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act, domestic abuse and Prevent.

The post holder will be proactive in the delivery of mandatory and bespoke training across the Trust.

The post holder will support patients who disclose abuse as well as liaison with other external professionals in ensuring robust arrangements and information sharing are in place to prevent further abuse,.

Although required to work across sites the post holder will be based at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

About us

Our People Charter outlines the behaviours we can expect from one another and what you can expect from Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust:
  • We value people
  • We are one team
  • We care

We're keen to meet people who share these values and are passionate about delivering the highest quality of care to our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Experience and understanding of the safeguarding adults agenda
  • Experience of current teaching and assessment practice
  • Experience of service development and implementation of change through clinical leadership.
  • Evidence of influencing improvement and overcoming resistance to change.
  • Evaluation of clinical standards of care through audit and participation in research activity.
  • Significant post registration experience including in a senior role (band 6+).
  • Experience of the application and use of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.


  • Experience in working across organisational and professional boundaries.
  • Experience of working with complex safeguarding adult cases



  • Highly developed systematic clinical assessment, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Highly refined communication and interpersonal skills to deploy care which is dignified, compassionate and culturally respectful.
  • Ability to manage own workload and work within defined clinical parameters with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage resources (equipment, technology and personnel) efficiently to aspire to excellent clinical outcomes
  • Ability to communicate specialist knowledge to a range of health care professionals.
  • Application of audit processes to interpret and interrogate complex information.
  • Ability to design audit strategy and act on results.
  • Ability to plan, implement and evaluate education and development programmes.
  • Able to effectively use presentation skills including use of multimedia resources
  • Ability to plan and deliver specialised programmes of care, which may which include involvement of other professionals/ agencies.
  • Innovative, dynamic and flexible with the ability to work to agreed time scales.
  • Leadership skills
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to motivate and empower others
  • Change management and influencing skills
  • Personal resilience with the ability to cope with stressful situations.


  • Advanced computer skills (Microsoft office).



  • Understanding of application of relevant National Guidance e.g. The Care Act 2014, National Service Frameworks, NICE etc. and Legislation relating to Safeguarding
  • Knowledge of relevant national polices pertaining to Adult Safeguarding
  • Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
  • Knowledge of the local current issues relating to Safeguarding
  • Knowledge of learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SAR's) and Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHR's) both locally and nationally



  • Registered nurse, Registered Health Professional or Social Worker
  • Health Service related Degree/Diploma or equivalent experience.
  • Short courses at Masters level or equivalent experience, specifically in Mental Capacity Act
  • Highly specialist training in safeguarding.
  • Mentorship/teaching qualification or equivalent
  • Evidence of on-going professional practice development with the safeguarding Adult's area.


  • Evidence of on-going professional practice development with the safeguarding Adult's area.
  • Completion of Best Interest Assessor Training
  • Diploma level specialist training.

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Lane



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