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Band 8a Named Nurse - Safeguarding Children and Young People

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Job Details

This position provides an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, motivated and creative nurse to lead on delivering the safeguarding agenda for Children and Young People within Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

The post holder must demonstrate an in-depth and specialist understanding of safeguarding processes and how mental ill health, substance use and domestic violence and abuse can contribute to families having early help requirements and other safeguarding concerns.

The post holder will need to be able to demonstrate an extensive understanding of adult mental health and how mental health provider services operate - managerial experience would be beneficial. This is to ensure they can adequately interpret and respond to safeguarding requirements on behalf of children and young people in the context of an adult mental health service provision.

Main duties of the job

The post holder must also be knowledgeable about child and adolescent mental health issues in order to support services within the trust that work with children and young people.

The post holder will be expected to represent the Trust at specific strategic multi-agency meetings as well as bring specialist mental health perspective in contact with all agency partners.

Training experience would be an advantage as development and delivery of training will be a component of the role.

The post holder will be expected to deputise for the Head of Safeguarding as required. They will also be expected to deputise for the Safeguarding Named Nurse for Domestic Abuse and the Safeguarding Adult Lead as and when required.

The post holder will need excellent communication and organisational skills and will need to work autonomously setting their own work agenda in line with agreed objectives.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

This role gives the opportunity for hybrid working and you will typically be asked to work in a hybrid way, working from The Uffculme Centre, Northcroft or any other agreed site or from your home.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience and Skills


  • Current nurse registration
  • Comprehensive training related to safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Must have excellent knowledge about and experience in working within a mental health service and be able to demonstrate this
  • Has worked as a team leader and line manager
  • Have demonstrable working experience of child safeguarding and a thorough knowledge of legislation
  • To be able to operate at strategic level developing appropriate policies and systems
  • Post registration training or equivalent in the practice specialist area to Master level or equivalent
  • To be able to use managerial and supervisory interventions giving constructive feedback and support

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


The Uffculme Centre

52 Queensbridge Road


B13 8QY

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