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Specialist Nurse Adult Safeguarding

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

Job Details

There is a vacancy within Manchester Foundation Trust (MFT) for a highly skilled Adult Safeguarding Practitioner.

Safeguarding is a valued and integral part of multi-disciplinary working across the Trust. MFT has created the opportunity for a full time Adult Safeguarding Practitioner to assist the Senior Specialist Adult Safeguarding Nurse and Matron/ Named Nurses within the trust. The post involves opportunities to contribute to wider practice development and initiatives surrounding adult safeguarding.

Safeguarding is integral to Governance arrangements within MFT and we are looking for someone with a commitment to high standards and a belief in delivering reliable and quality service provision in an area of work that is demanding and challenging but rewarding.

Main duties of the job

Applicants should have experience of working with situations that may present challenges for patients and staff and have an understanding of the national and local issues involved in safeguarding adults. A proven ability to engage in effective multi-disciplinary teamwork is required as is some experience of working with multi-agency partners.

The post holder will work closely with the Adult Senior Specialist Safeguarding Nurse and Named Nurse in working to conform to the mandatory and statutory frameworks to ultimately improve the outcomes for adults at risk across the MFT footprint.

The right candidate will be highly motivated with a passion for ensuring high standards of care across the safeguarding adult agenda, including adults at risk of abuse, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Domestic Abuse. They will be able to use their own initiative and have good interpersonal skills in dealing with both internal and external agencies

Recent experience of working directly with adults at risk and in need of protection and support will be evident as will experience in dealing with sensitive and confidential information

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • evidence of having completed safeguarding training


  • teaching/mentorship qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road


M23 9LT

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