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Safeguarding Specialist

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year Dependant on experience
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you interested in joining the Safeguarding Team within LAS as a Safeguarding Specialist for the North East sector in a full time permanent post?

Your role will also include facilitating safeguarding supervision within the organisation in order to support the Trust with supervision compliance.

You must have knowledge of and be passionate about the safeguarding agenda and have the drive and enthusiasm to implement change and educate staff within the Trust. We would welcome applications from registered professionals, especially from the fields of nursing and social work.

You should be a self-motivated individual who is able to work independently as well as being able to work effectively as part of a team. You should have excellent communication, organisational and IT skills, as part of the role will be to liaise with internal and external stakeholders, contribute to Datix reports and produce safeguarding documents.

This will be a full-time, permanent post with inner-London weighting, and no unsocial hours. Whilst your base will be at LAS HQ Waterloo, you will be expected to work within your sector area or other locations throughout the week, as well as home working.

Main duties of the job

As a Safeguarding Specialist you will regularly deliver safeguarding training as well as being visible in the North East sector as a point of contact for safeguarding advice. You will also be required to develop working relationships with our external statutory safeguarding partners, being the face of LAS and representing the organisation at a number of statutory safeguarding meetings.

Safeguarding Training L2/3 to LAS staff and additional CPD's throughout the year

Review and participation in statutory reviews for your sector, including SAR, SPR's, DHR's etc

Review and participation in joint agency reviews (JAR's) for your sector

Safeguarding supervision to LAS staff

Provide feedback and learning to LAS staff following a referral and feedback from our external partners

About us

You are joining a dynamic and hardworking safeguarding team who works closely together whilst remote working. The team works collaboratively and collectively to ensure the aims and objectives of the team are met on a daily basis, this includes meeting training needs, statutory reviews and ensuring the work plan is completed.

In the year 2022-23 we as a team reached above average for the LAS and national scores on the NHS staff survey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Maintain confidentiality in relation to personal data held for colleagues and patients, ensuring that it is processed lawfully for no purpose other than that for which it was obtained is relevant to that purpose is retained for no longer than is necessary is processed in accordance with the rights of the subject to access and accuracy and is protected from accidental loss or damage in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act (as amended), and records management guidance.

Liaise closely with the Head of Safeguarding, Safeguarding Officer and complex management team, Emergency Bed Service, Patient Experience Department Manager, Medical Directorate, Mental Health Advisor to ensure the LAS safeguarding strategic objectives are met.Support the Head of Safeguarding with safeguarding development sessions, ensuring that safeguarding learning is shared across the Trust.

Please see the Job Description for further details

Person Specification



  • Masters degree or equivalent experience
  • Registered professional - in health, social care or MPS



  • Demonstrable current safeguarding experience in children and or adults at risk, including attending multidisciplinary team meetings
  • Previous or current experience of working in the NHS, social care or MPS



  • Already working in a supervisory role
  • Lead on all areas of safeguarding specialism
  • Ability to work inter-professionally and across professional boundaries

Employer details

Employer name

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust


Head Quarters and remote working in sector

Waterloo Road



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