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Project Lead: Safeguarding Transformation

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pa
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Full Time
The Project Lead for Safeguarding Transformation will be a key role within Bolton NHS Foundation Trust (BFT) over the next 12 months, focused on supporting the delivery of the Trust's assurance plans and the delivery of national, regional and local safeguarding priorities. This post has been created to support the Corporate leadership team in ensuring that BFT achieves its aims and ambitions as a leader in Safeguarding both Adults and Children.

The post holder will work with corporate teams, clinical divisions and wider system partners to ensure continued positive progress and development in Safeguarding priorities, responsibilities and assurance.

Main duties of the job

The key areas of responsibility include:
  • Establishment of effective partnerships.
  • Develop and oversee the direction and delivery of all Safeguarding project work streams, and support and enable senior managers, clinicians, partners and directors.
  • Ensure appropriate evaluation and metrics are in place to support impact monitoring and benefits realisation.
  • Establish rapport and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective management of interdependencies and delivery of objectives across the locality.
  • Motivate staff to encourage collaborative working in the design of new ways of working and provide support to staff during the change process to overcome resistance to change.
  • As an expert in and champion of organizational change and service improvement, the post holder will need high levels of self-motivation, tenacity and resilience.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

Cultural diversity is one of our greatest assets at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. We are committed to ensuring staff and patients are free from discrimination regardless of their ethnicity, background, gender or sexual orientation.

Every person should be able to fulfil their potential at work and we pride ourselves on using this knowledge to provide personalised care and ensure that we are a supportive environment in which to work .We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to 300,000 people living or visiting Bolton (the biggest Town in the UK) and the surrounding areas. Bolton has been ranked as one of the happiest places to live in the North west.

In 2020 we came together with our partners to radically change the way we deliver health and care services in Bolton. The aim was to build an Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) where we all worked together to improve people's health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities across the system.

The post will provide an excellent opportunity for individuals that enjoy working as part of a close multi-disciplinary team. We value regular appraisal and supervision and ensure personal and professional development opportunities are available.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for detailed job description and main responsibilities, alternatively please see contact details.

Person Specification

Education / Qualification


  • MSc in project management / Service Development
  • Other Project Management Qualification
  • Personal Development



  • Proven successful track record of leading and sustaining transformational change within a complex organisation
  • Demonstrable experience of coordinating projects in complex and challenging environments


  • Significant experience of the NHS operational environment, patient care and clinical safety and quality domains



  • Able to interpret national guidance and translate for local implementation
  • Highly developed interpersonal and facilitation skills, with ability to gain and maintain credibility at all levels of the organisation, including with senior clinicians and external partners



  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical and corporate governance and risk management systems and processes
  • Understanding of the background to and aims of current healthcare strategy / policy and appreciate the implications of this on engagement


  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Services and Statutory Requirements



  • Able to demonstrate the Trust core values and behaviours in day to day approach to work
  • Skilled in relating with others both within and outside the organisation and establishing effective communication systems.

Employer details

Employer name

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Bolton Hospital



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