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Workforce Development Safeguarding Trainer

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, innovative, and highly motivated individual to join the GMMH Corporate Safeguarding Team as a Workforce Development Safeguarding Trainer.

The postholder will develop and deliver safeguarding training packages across the Trust footprint which includes classroom-based sessions and remote learning

The post holder must be a registered professional and have extensive experience of working within mental health services and safeguarding teaching experience.

Main duties of the job

To work with the Corporate Safeguarding Team and the Learning and Development Team to deliver safeguarding training across Greater Manchester NHS Foundation Trust footprint to support the Trust to meet it's mandatory and essential training requirements.

To promote effective practice, through training, that enables staff to identify and respond appropriately to safeguarding concerns.

To undertake safeguarding training audits.

To provide support to the Corporate Safeguarding Team and the Safeguarding Leads, to ensure the Trust carries out its duties with respect to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of both children and adults who may be at risk of abuse and neglect.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members 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

Essential requirements for the post include: Registered practitioner e.g. RMN, RGN, Social Work, significant experience of a leadership role in child safeguarding, highly specialist knowledge and understanding of working with complex family situations, mental health and substance misuse in relation to safeguarding children, legal literacy in relation to child safeguarding and the ability to work effectively as part of a team and to recognise and support the needs of others in a sensitive and effective manner.

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



  • Registered practitioner e.g. RMN, RGN, Social Work or equivalent qualification or experience


  • Teaching/ training qualification (or equivalent experience), including train the trainer



  • Significant experience of working within mental health/ substance misuse services/safeguarding
  • Safeguarding teaching experience
  • Evidence of personal, professional development


  • Experience of: responding to s.42 enquiries and developing protection plans, multi-agency/partnership working, case conference/Children in Need meeting



  • Knowledge of: Public Health, The National Agenda for the NHS, Clinical Governance
  • Relevant Law, policy and practice including: the Care Act 2014, Children Acts 1989 and 2004, and the National agenda for Child and Adult Safeguarding


  • Knowledge of relevant legislation in relation to safeguarding practice: oPrevent/ WRAP oFemale Genital Mutilation (FGM) oChild Sexual Exploitation oDomestic Violence & Abuse (including Forced Marriage)

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent verbal, written, communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills


  • Extensive teaching / training, Risk assessments, Audit, Time management, Report writing

Other Requirements


  • Ability to travel across the Trust and wider footprint.

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT



Bury New Road


M25 3BL

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