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Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
31 May 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Trust Wide Safeguarding Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children to join our dynamic and forward thinking Safeguarding & Vulnerable People Team.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and passionate individual with strong leadership skills, who has sound knowledge of the safeguarding adults and children's agenda and co-ordinates a THINK family approach throughout the Trust.

The post holder is required to be a Registered Nurse with supervisory experience. They will have excellent communication skills and be able to build positive relationships with internal and external professionals, provide advice and support on safeguarding matters to individual staff and services, and support the team to deliver training and supervision.

Main duties of the job

The post supports the leadership and operational delivery of safeguarding across The Trust within a clinical governance framework throughout the Trust.

The post holder will work with the Lead for the 0 - 18 Years Safeguarding Service to lead the development of Think Family practice across the Trust.

The post holder will provide a crucial link between staff and services, the Safeguarding and Vulnerable People Team and external agencies eg Police and Social Care and act as a safeguarding role model to staff by the delivery of high quality advice and support in individual cases.

The post holder will ensure links with a variety of outside agencies and attend multi-agency meetings internal and external to the trust.
  • Actively participate and lead on quality assurance processes, audits and report writing in accordance with the safeguarding agenda.
  • Assess risk in particular cases and advise clinicians and other teams / professionals with regard to safeguarding and domestic violence issues.
  • Ensure that The Trust meets its statutory obligation to safeguard and promote the welfare of all unborn, children and young people and vulnerable adults.
  • Contributeto development of Child Safeguarding and Learning Reviews and Domestic Homicide Reviews

Closing date of applications: 30 May 2024

Interview date: 14 June 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Education, Training and Qualifications CPD Requirements


  • Current NMC registration as a RSCN
  • Evidence of safeguarding training undertaken


  • Teaching and Assessing qualifications



  • Trained to safeguarding level 3
  • Understanding of Safeguarding agendas, and Domestic Abuse
  • Knowledge of current issues in relation to Safeguarding Adults and Children



  • Safeguarding specialist experience including supervision of staff
  • Audit development and implementation
  • Experience of interagency working
  • Experience of root cause analysis
  • Experience of working with safeguarding procedures


  • Coaching skills
  • Training Skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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