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Safeguarding Children Nurse Specialist/ Paediatric Liaison Lead

East and North Herts NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024
We are recruiting for a 12 month Secondment or 12 Month fixed term contract as a Safeguarding Children Nurse Specialist/ Paediatric Liaison Lead Nurse. We are looking for someone who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

An exciting opportunity to join a dynamic safeguarding team has arisen. We require a dynamic, highly motivated and committed practitioner to work with health and multiagency colleagues to ensure the provision of safe and effective services to safeguard vulnerable children across Hertfordshire.

The post holder will be a fundamental part of the safeguarding team and work closely with the Trust leads to ensure that the safeguarding of children remains at the heart of practice. Working with teams across the organisation you will be responsible for providing knowledge and expertise in all aspects of safeguarding children in the acute and community setting.

Our Values are Include, Respect, and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to provide expertise and knowledge demonstrating a sound understanding the issues relating to the identification, assessment and treatment, management of vulnerable children and families. This includes involvement in monitoring and improving standards of care through supervision of practice, clinical audit and evidence-based practice, teaching and supporting professional colleagues contributing to the Safeguarding governanceprocess across the Trust.

The post holder will provide clinical support and guidance to staff within the hospital and community setting: this will include supporting staff in formulating appropriate, quality referrals to social care case management and supervision, and actively participate on the on-call child protection medical rota.

The role will work in collaboration with the Named Nurse and in accordance with the Government guidance' Working Together to Safeguard Children on behalf of the Trust and to ensure staff are aware of and implement safeguarding children's legislation, policies and procedures and signposting staff to resources appropriately.

To undertake research/audit, evidence-based practice and performance based evaluation

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • 1 st level Registered children's nurse or Health Visiting qualification
  • First degree or equivalent
  • Evidence of post-qualification study
  • Leadership training
  • Management training
  • Trained to a minimum of Level 3 children's safeguarding


  • Professional development to Masters level (Post Graduate Certificate/MBA/MSc or equivalent)
  • Safeguarding qualification

Previous Experience and Knowle


  • Extensive knowledge of National and Local NHS, N& M and safeguarding agenda
  • 3 years' experience in Children's Healthcare/HV setting with evidence of leadership qualities
  • Formal and informal teaching experience
  • Staff and Resource Management experience
  • Sound theoretical and practical knowledge of safeguarding children, local and National policies and guidance
  • Up to date knowledge of: o NMC Code of Professional Conduct o Safeguarding Children processes o Hand hygiene and Care Bundles o Health and Safety awareness o Clinical Governance and quality issues o Risk management o Equality and Diversity o HR policies


  • Experience of introducing change ot the clinical environment
  • Report writing skills and experience
  • Experience of managing HR issues eg: poor performance etc



  • Excellent high level clinical leadership skills
  • Writing and presentation skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to implement policy guidelines and projects from initiation to completion


  • Development of policy guidelines and projects from initiation to completion

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Lister Hospital

Coreys Mill Lane



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