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Safeguarding Adult Professional

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Due to additional investment within the Adult Safeguarding team an exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, passionate adult safeguarding specialist to join our well established safeguarding team within University Hospitals of Derby and Burton.

This post provides an exciting opportunity to deliver safeguarding services for adults across University Hospitals of Derby and Burton (UHDB) and in accordance with The Care Act 2014 and Local Safeguarding Boards Policies and Procedures.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will also support in the leadership and operational delivery of Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

The post holder will work with the Trust Safeguarding and Vulnerable People's Team 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 Team and external agencies (e.g. Police, Probation, housing 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 internal and external professionals, support legal services and senior clinicians, undertake audit, deliver training, update Trust Professionals, attend multi-agency meetings internal and external to the Trust.

Closing date of applications: 6 June 2024

Interview date: 20 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, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust - over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A& E every day - 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, Professional Allied to Medicine, or Social Worker.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Evidence of personal and professional development in safeguarding vulnerable adults / management of risk


  • Teaching and assessing qualifications
  • Supervisory / Management / Leadership qualification



  • Excellent knowledge of local and national guidance and research in relation to Safeguarding Adults and MCA legislation
  • Understanding of Safeguarding adult agendas, MCA, DoLS, LPS, domestic abuse assessments for support and services.
  • Knowledge of current issues, learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SAR) / Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHR), relevant law and research in relation to Safeguarding Adults.



  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to summarise, analyse and evaluate complex information
  • Experience of managing a complex caseload


  • Audit development and implementation
  • Experience of root cause analysis
  • Coaching skills
  • Experienced in delivering training

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospitals of Derby and Burton

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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