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Adult Safeguarding Officer

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS trust has an exciting opportunity to work as part of the vulnerable adults team. The successful applicant will be expected to provide specialist knowledge, demonstrate a sound understanding and provide education, training and advice to colleagues, patients and wider members of the MDT in relation to vulnerable adults that are at risk of neglect and abuse. The successful candidate will be expected to complete clinical audit in order to monitor and improve standards of care and take the lead on certain areas of safeguarding, actively contributing to the government processes within the safeguarding service.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide advice, support and guidance to staff in relation to legislation, policy local inter-agency structures and procedures for safeguarding adults at risk of abuse.
  • Provide trust training and contribute to the structure and strategy.
  • Provide direct and indirect advice to colleagues on assessment, treatment and clinical services for all forms of abuse (as identified within the Care Act 2014).
  • Provide advice, support and guidance to staff in relation to all aspects of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 including Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2009.
  • Support the delivery of teaching for across all areas of safeguarding including safeguarding adult at risk of abuse, Mental Capacity Act and Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
  • Contribute to the development of a training needs analysis relating to all aspect of the wider safeguarding portfolio.
  • Attend multi-agency case conference meetings, strategy meetings and other safeguarding related meetings as agreed with the Named Nurse for Safeguarding Adults.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    • Support the Senior Adult Safeguarding Nurse and vulnerable adult team to deliver the safeguarding agenda within the Trust.
    • Comply with National and Local guidance and legislation by contributing to the delivery high quality safeguarding services to a quality standard
    • Develop and deliver training to meet all educational training requirements relating to Safeguarding and to meet requirements in the multi-disciplinary training strategy including Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
    • Work Collaboratively with multi-agency/inter-agency links to ensure effective and timely communication and information sharing.
    • Provide specialist information and advice to professionals at all levels.
    • Complete clinical audit where required.
    • Promote, encourage and participate in practice which is sensitive to the needs of patients and families from multicultural backgrounds.
    • Contribute in the planning of systems of safeguarding activity which satisfy agreed standards at Local, Trust or National levels.
    • Complete and undertake mandatory training
    • Ensure multidisciplinary teamwork by active contribution and communication including co-ordinating the multidisciplinary team/partner agencies in discharge planning, professionals meetings, strategy meetings and Best Interest meetings within the safeguarding remit.

    Person Specification



    • Professional Registration
    • Experience of working with vulnerable persons
    • Experience delivering teaching


    • Experience in Safeguarding
    • Teaching Qualification
    • Management Experience

    Application and Interview


    • Good communication and written skills


    • Experience of working within a wider MDT and contribution to meetings



    • Knowledge of Deprivation of Liberty and Mental Capacity Act
    • Knowledge of the Care Act
    • Experience of delivering care to vulnerable people


    • Experience in auditing
    • Experience in training/teaching
    • Clinical Supervision

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust


    B71 4HJ

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