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Associate Named Nurse

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Want to work full / part time in the Integrated Safeguarding Team (IST)? We have 2-3posts (hours to be negotiated). You will benefit from working in a supportive/valued team, with frequent workload meetings, shared learning & robust appraisals whilst working flexibly to maintain work-life balance. The team is based in County Hall Worcester with some home-working, therefore the ability to work independently & across several virtual platforms whilst having access to good internet at home is essential. We link together via MS Teams & seek a highly motivated & dynamic practitioner to join our forward-thinking team. We will provide IT equipment, mobile phone, continual professional development & a wide range of wellbeing services & support. If you are someone with vision, creative ideas & a can do approach, you will be supported by a team which cares as much for each other as they do for our patients, & where protection of individuals from harm & abuse is paramount in our day-to-day work.

Main duties of the job

You will help with the assessment of information received according to safeguarding policy & the identification of key health information to be shared with other agencies to make decisions on risk & plans for adult & children. Areas include domestic abuse police logs, vulnerable adult incident police logs, MASH information exchanges, childrens strategy meetings, scoping for statutory reviews, emergency department attendance for children & information on individuals who have gone missing or at risk of exploitation. The role supports the work of the Named Nurses for Safeguarding Children and Adults & will ensure that HWHCT fulfils its statutory obligations towards promoting the safety & well-being of children & adults in Hereford/Worcestershire & support staff. You will provide safeguarding supervision and training across HWHCT & support with audit & developing resources/guidance. You will have good working knowledge of Safeguarding practice & Mental Capacity Act policies/procedures.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Knowledge of current safeguarding legislative frameworks including Mental Capacity Act
  • Knowledge of the multi-agency nature of safeguarding including the roles of Local Safeguarding Boards and Partnerships.
  • In depth knowledge of confidentiality and justifications for information sharing without consent



  • Experience of working with complex families
  • Experience of managing child protection issues including attendance at case conference and involvement in core groups
  • Experience of multi agency working and a working knowledge of Child Protection procedures and policies
  • Experience of report writing
  • Experience of undertaking risk assessments


  • Experience of working with adults with complex needs
  • Experience in undertaking audit
  • Experience of policy development and implementation

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Excellent communication listening and interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational and coordination skills
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work as part of a team and in a collaborative manner to promote partnerships and work across boundaries
  • Ability to work independently and have the confidence to make sound clinical judgments and decision making
  • Ability to challenge practice and effectively promote change
  • Ability to negotiate and collaborate with a wide range of professionals
  • IT skills, including Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint and Outlook and willingness to undertake further training



  • First level nursing qualification on part 1 of the NMC Register
  • A relevant community nursing qualification at degree level
  • Evidence of relevant safeguarding training to level 3 across adults and children
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


  • Clinical Supervision supervisor

Additional Criteria


  • Flexible, cooperative personality
  • Confident and enthusiastic
  • Able to travel to meet the requirements of the post

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


E2 Level1, County Hall

Spetchley Road



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