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Lead Nurse for Safeguarding

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
To provide safeguarding leadership, management, & expertise to staff within Buckinghamshire Health Care Trust which is an integrated Trust providing care to adults & children in acute & community settings. The role will take overall leadership of the integrated corporate safeguarding team. The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner who is able to ensure that BHT meets its statutory responsibilities to safeguard. The post holder will assess what the Trust statutory duty & responsibilities around safeguarding as outlined in the Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk in the NHS Safeguarding accountability & assurance framework and plan to meet these needs accordingly.

Monitor & report on safeguarding performance indicators. Prepare reports for the safeguarding committee and Quality committee.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will utilise their advanced level knowledge and skills to:

Provide highly specialist advice to clinical staff, at all levels.

To coordinate the integrated safeguarding services on a day-to-day basis both managerially and operationally.

Maintain and continue to develop clinical practice skills and safeguarding expertise.

To chair and participate in core safeguarding meetings as required.

Attend and contribute to serious case review meetings SARs and other relevant case review processes.

To provide specialist advice, support and supervision in relation to safeguarding associated issues (including all aspects of the Safeguarding Agenda including domestic violence and self-neglect). To ensure integrated safeguarding services are accessible to all staff from across BHT.

Represent the Trust at multiagency regional or national forums as required.

To promote and support the development of integrated safeguarding services.

To promote a 'think family' culture within the Trust.

Critically analyse, interpret, and compare a wide range of highly complex research and other evidence in order to contribute to the preparation of Trust Policies and Guidelines.

Be able to assess emergency situations and be able to offer advice and appropriate interventions accurately and promptly.

Collate information gained from investigations following critical incidents in order to produce action plans to prevent future incidents and safeguard staff and patient safety.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We'recommitted to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued, and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse or Midwife
  • Relevant Masters or Equivalent Experience in Safeguarding
  • Evidence of On-going development



  • Extensive experience at Senior Nurse/Midwife level
  • Proven experience in Safeguarding
  • Demonstrable experience of Managing teams
  • Demonstrable experience of working across organisational boundaries


  • Experience of chairing meetings and managing diverse attendance and contributions



  • Has excellent standard of written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to engage with and successfully convey highly complex information and concepts to audiences at all levels of the organisation and across organisational boundaries
  • Understanding of Information and Clinical Governance / risk management including report writing

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Mandeville Road


HP21 8AL

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