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Band 8a Named Nurse Safeguarding Adults

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
27 May 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent full-time position (Monday -- Friday) as Named Nurse Safeguarding Adults at University Hospitals Birmingham.

This is a Trust-wide role, working across Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope, and Solihull hospital sites as well as Umbrella Sexual Health Services and Community Teams. The postholder will work alongside 8as for Children and Teenagers and Young Adults, and another Named Nurse for Adults

Reporting to the Lead Nurse for Safeguarding Adults, the post holder will act as a specialist providing education, advice, and support to clinical staff in all matters relating to Safeguarding Adults

This role will require excellent communication skills to ensure that the needs of adults are addressed across the Trust, and the voice of the person is heard and acted upon.

The post holder will liaise with external partners & ensure that external requirements are met

They will assist the Lead Nurses for Safeguarding and Director of Safeguarding in ensuring that the Trust provides evidence of compliance, across defined sites and services, with the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005, relevant safeguarding adult legislation, and regulatory and contractual requirements

It is essential that candidates are registered nurses with experience of working clinically with vulnerable patients

For more information contact Jane Lovell, Lead Nurse for Adult Safeguarding 07876 577770

Main duties of the job

The safeguarding team leader for adults will provide clinical and professional leadership to assigned clinical teams and services and specialist nursing/midwifery teams ensuring that action is taken at all levels to empower nurses/midwives to provide high standards of safeguarding practice.

They will uphold the reputation of the profession and adhere to the NMC codes of conduct, making the care of all people their first concern. The post holder will be highly visible, accessible, and recognisable to patients, relatives and staff and act as a champion for privacy and dignity, professional standards and patient advocacy. They will act as a role model, demonstrate respect, dignity and compassion when delivering their professional duties, and uphold the principles of equality and diversity.

Under the direction of the Lead Nurses for Safeguarding the post holder will provide a professional leadership and line management to assigned staff within the trust safeguarding team.

They are responsible for promoting the vision and values of University Hospitals Birmingham, leading by example and ensuring that they demonstrate those values in their leadership behaviours and how we support our teams and deliver our services

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Adult Nurse.
  • Evidence of post registration professional knowledge acquired through Diploma / Degree or above supplemented by specialist training or equivalent experience to masters level equivalent.
  • Evidence of recent post-graduate / qualification professional development.


  • Evidence of accredited management / leadership training or evidence of practical application of expertise at this level.
  • Teaching and assessing qualification.



  • A proven track record of operational service management at a Band 7(or equivalent) or above, in an acute NHS provider healthcare setting within safeguarding adults services. Including staff, financial/budgetary and change management.
  • Experience of multi-agency working across professional and organisational boundaries
  • Is able to articulate a clear understanding of current issues in clinical practice related to the role/ speciality applied for and is able to apply National and Trust Policy to practice
  • Ability to think and plan strategically and tactically whilst prioritising workloads in complex challenging and competitive environment.
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of personal and collective accountability with a precise understanding of boundaries around delegated authority.
  • The ability to collaborate constructively, with internal and external stakeholders. Creating an environment and culture for successful Partnership Working.
  • Experienced in the investigation and production of reports / action plans for clinical and human resource related incidents / professional issues.
  • A good understanding of the NHS changing environment e.g., current concerns, initiatives and can relate this to the role applied for current professional and health service priorities.
  • Working knowledge of CQC Standards.
  • Detailed knowledge of statutory requirements of Safeguarding adults with care and support needs.
  • Knowledge of current legislation and policy drivers associated with safeguarding.
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding adult reviews and domestic homicide reviews.
  • Detailed knowledge of MCA (2005) (E) Detailed knowledge of DoLS (2009).

Additional Criteria


  • Well-developed leadership and influencing skills with the ability to enthuse motivate and involve individuals and teams to have an understanding of the Trust's and departmental/ward performance expectations.
  • Ability to be flexible and look beyond existing structures, boundaries and ways of working to produce more effective service delivery, patient outcomes and staff engagement.
  • Committed to improving patient experience and outcomes through an ability to sustain a clear performance focus on achieving demanding goals and developing a culture of openness, honesty, responsibility and accountability.
  • Able to deal with challenging/difficult situations and individuals, with sensitivity and diplomacy.
  • Able to develop and implement action plans / set standards and monitor progress.
  • Experience of clinical audit and the use of audit information to improve and sustain clinical practice standards.
  • Ability to deliver formal presentations.
  • Well established IT Skills.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate experience of high level communication.
  • Proactive, takes own initiative.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Highly developed skills of persuasion, motivational, negotiating and communication.
  • Ability to autonomously, prioritise workloads and stay calm under pressure of changing work demands.
  • Resilience.
  • Innovative and responsive to change.
  • Tactful, diplomatic and at ease with all kinds of people.
  • Strong sense of commitment to openness, honesty and integrity in undertaking the role.
  • Ability to work flexibly and where necessary outside of core working hours.
  • Ability to work at any site premises and travel within the UK on Trust business.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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