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Deputy Safeguarding Children's Lead

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The deputy safeguarding children lead will be responsible for providing specialist, complex and sensitive advice and guidance to staff across GMMH in regard to Safeguarding Children in line with national and local Safeguarding Children Policies. In addition to this, the post holder will be expected to influence, develop and participate in staff and student training and policy development.

The role will be key in embedding culture and practice in relation to Safeguarding Children, ensuring statutory and locally agreed procedures are followed, Trust requirements for incident reporting are met, and all relevant procedures are co-ordinated and adhered to.

Main duties of the job

Communication and Relationships Skills

Analytical and Judgement Skills

Policy and Service Development

Learning and Development

Quality and Performance

Responsibility for Financial & Resource Management

Responsibility for information Resources

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over7,000members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Communication and Relationships Skills
To continually review processes, procedures, materials for suitability and effectiveness, and seek to evolve and improve performance through sharing best practice and innovation.
To ensure all incidents within administration and performance teams are reviewed, managed and actions plans to address are developed.

Maintain an open and honest culture where all staff are aware of expectations and are able to put forward and develop ideas for service improvement.

Manage risks and issues relating the quality measures, escalating risks and appropriate.

To actively engage in service improvement by reflecting on and developing own practice.

To give constructive feedback regarding the improvement of services to the appropriate person(s).

Develop/update network wide policies and procedures in relation to new ways of working.

To lead organisational change activities including consultations on contentious issues.

To have responsibility for entering, contributing and maintaining confidential records such as the risk management system and patient administration systems

Please see attached job description and person specification

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification

Essential Criteria


  • Professional Registered Nurse or Social Worker


  • o Master's Degree or equivalent experience



  • Experience of managing and leading on highly sensitive and complex safeguarding Children cases.


  • Teaching qualification.

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Greater Manchester Mental Health

Bury New Road


M25 3BL

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