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Senior Safeguarding Adults Nurse/Practitioner

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Are you an experienced nurse/practitioner with a strong background in Safeguarding?

If you bring enthusiasm, innovation, a collaborative spirit, and prior experience in safeguarding adults and/or young people within the NHS, we would love to hear from you!

We are currently seeking a Senior Safeguarding Nurse/Practitioner to join our adult Safeguarding team.

As a pivotal member of our team, you will play a crucial role in supporting the Safeguarding Adults and Children's Operational Lead Nurses in advancing our Trust's Safeguarding agenda, encompassing a diverse range of responsibilities. Your responsibilities will extend to offering safeguarding leadership, Mental Capacity Act (2005) advice, supervision to a diverse group of professionals, and participation in training development and delivery across the Trust.

This role is primarily based in Weston-super-Mare, this role may require occasional travel to our Bristol site.

Main duties of the job

Deputise for Operational Lead Nurse: Assume the role of the Operational Lead Nurse for Safeguarding Adults when necessary, providing specialised guidance, support, and supervision across the Trust.

Collaborate with Safeguarding Team: Work closely with the safeguarding Adult's team to safeguard adults at risk of harm as required.

Complex Case Management: Assist staff in managing complex and serious safeguarding adult cases, including participation in strategy discussions and complex case meetings.

Expert Guidance:Offer expert advice and support to practitioners concerning all aspects of Safeguarding adults and with a Think family approach.

Training and Development: Contribute to the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based training across the Trust, catering to a wide array of disciplines.

Research Involvement: Collaborate with the Operational Lead for Safeguarding Adults in the development, promotion, advice, support, and supervision of research initiatives.

Data and Statistics: Compile and monitor statistics related to adult protection activities across the Trust.

Continuous Professional Development: Maintain your own professional development in alignment with current research and findings.

Stay Informed: Stay abreast of relevant, up-to-date research and ensure dissemination to relevant staff and managers across the Trust.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered 1st Level Nurse on the NMC register (Adult or Children) or Social Work Practitioner
  • Current NMC/SWE Registration
  • Master's qualification or equivalent level of experience gained through clinical and management roles
  • Evidence of professional/ clinical knowledge in safeguarding supplemented by specialist training
  • Recognised teaching/training qualification or equivalent experience


  • Safeguarding supervision training/ experience
  • Registered qualification in Safeguarding Adults



  • Willing to travel
  • Is flexible and adaptable in a high pressure environment
  • Focuses on achieving results of high quality in a safe and effective way
  • Negotiation skills

Knowledge and Experience


  • Evidence of leadership, management, and organisational experience
  • Proven evidence of teaching large groups
  • Experience of managing complex safeguarding cases
  • Relevant experience of working with safeguarding cases in a variety of settings involving adults or children services
  • Experience of supporting and supervising staff in a clinical / safeguarding setting
  • Experience of attending safeguarding strategies / case conferences / participating in protection plans
  • Participation in the development and delivery of quality training programmes
  • An understanding of current issues in adult safeguarding, including knowledge of research and inquiry reports, and impact on current practice
  • Safeguarding adults and MCA Knowledge and Experience, including multi-agency working
  • Commitment to sustain ongoing professional development
  • Personal Stress management strategy


  • Experience of inter-agency partnership working
  • Direct involvement with change management initiatives
  • Experience of working in an acute adult's health care environemnt
  • Knowledge and experience of using different tools providing staff supervision and support

Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Legislation, current issues, and inquiry reports for Children and/or Adults
  • Knowledge and ability in using different tools providing staff supervision and support
  • Proven communication and influencing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with highly developed persuasive, motivational and negotiating skills
  • Ability to analyse complex data and provide Board level written reports
  • Ability to priorotise a complex workload and work independently in a rapidly changing environment
  • Good understanding of the nature and aetiology of adult abuse and neglect and MCA
  • Proven leadership ability
  • Computer literate, able to utilise multiple software systems in order to collate information
  • Ability to manage Safeguarding information sharing in line with Data protection legislation
  • Experience of undertaking audits


  • Database/Spreadsheet Skills
  • Data Collection/analysis/presentation

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Weston General Hospital

Grange Road, Uphill


BS23 4TQ

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