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Deputy Named Nurse Safeguarding Children

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 per annum pro rata INCL HCAS
Closing date
22 May 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced, enthusiastic and committed health professional to join the Safeguarding Children Team at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust as Deputy Named Nurse Safeguarding Children.

The post holder will have operational leadership responsibility for safeguarding children ensuring that structures, systems and processes are in place across the Trust and will report into the Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children

Main duties of the job

To work in collaboration with the Trust's Named Nurses for Safeguarding Children & Adults promoting high standards of professional practice within the Trust in safeguarding children.

To act as a resource of specialist knowledge and expertise providing safeguarding advice, supervision and support to Trust staff in relation to safeguarding children .

Support delivery of safeguarding practice within the Trust to evaluate safeguarding practice and develop actions with relevant Deputy Heads of Nursing/Heads of Nursing/Matrons where required

To foster a culture of prevention, early and accurate identification and management of safeguarding concerns for the organisation to ensure it appropriately discharges and fulfils its safeguarding responsibilities

To develop and regularly review safeguarding children training and education for all staff groups.

To provide leadership cross site and deputise for the Named Nurse during leave and when required.

About us

There's never been a more exciting time to build your career at Frimley Health, one of the country's largest and most respected trusts

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (FHFT) has an outstanding reputation and a proud record of achievement. We have an ongoing commitment to improving the health and care services for the 900,000 people we serve across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

We continue to invest in our services and facilities, including a �10 million upgrade to the hospital maternity unit as well as �49m major new Emergency Assessment Centre on our Wexham Park site. The opening of a brand new �100m state of the art hospital which replaced the existing hospital facility at Heatherwood and are planning to invest further in diagnostics and inpatient capacity at Frimley Park.

We have also made significant investment in our quality improvement and digital programmes to support our vision and we will ensure that we achieve our aim of providing the highest quality healthcare to our patients. Our new EPR - Epic - went live in June and we are already beginning to reap the benefits of this ambitious investment.

Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other.

If you have a passion for clinical excellence, patient care and your own career development, you'll feel at home at Frimley Health.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will provide expert advice and support on a daily basis to staff working across the Trust on all aspects of safeguarding. This will include highly complex, difficult and emotive situations.
  • In collaboration with Lead Named Nurses, develop and ensure effective safeguarding and processes are in place within the Trust for information sharing, training, safeguarding supervision and support.
  • In collaboration with Lead Named Nurses, to take an operational lead for ensuring relevant safeguarding children supervision program is in place for all staff mapped to receive safeguarding children supervision.
  • To be responsible for the development, implementation and review of Trust safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure compliance with national bodies and best practice.
  • Contribute to relevant Local Safeguarding Partnership Board meetings and represent the Trust at relevant safeguarding multi-agency forums/sub-groups.
  • Details in job description document

Person Specification



  • Registered NMC Nurse/Midwife, Public health Practitioner
  • Relevant Post Registration training in Safeguarding or equivalent Knowledge and skills
  • Educated to Degree Level
  • Educated/working towards master's level in relevant subject


  • Accredited teaching or training qualification
  • Level 4 safeguarding training



  • Articulates with highly developed interpersonal communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and peers
  • Demonstrates initiative, versatility and drive
  • Good organisation skills
  • Demonstrates ability to deal with stressful situations


  • Experience of audit, benchmarking or research and the ability to use results to inform change and development.
  • Experience of leading initiatives through inter-agency working



  • Evidence of planning and delivering training to multi-disciplinary teams and groups of staff
  • Evidence of ability to write detailed reports with varying degrees of detail and analysis
  • Ability to undertake risk assessment and analysis in relation to the provision of services
  • Experience of delivering and participating in safeguarding supervision.


  • Evidence of managing multi-disciplinary clinical services
  • Evidence of conducting investigations and providing verbal and written evidence and reports to appropriate meetings

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Cross site Frimley Park and Wexham Park



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