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Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge Bio Medical Campus
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Amount is the full time pay pro rota equivalent would be paid.
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
This exciting post provides an excellent leadership development opportunity for a dynamic and motivated professional (registered Nurse, Allied Health Professional, Social Worker) to work as deputy safeguarding lead at Royal Papworth Hospital. If successful, you will work closely with the Safeguarding lead and be supported to innovatively support the safeguarding agenda across the organisation, ensuring protection of vulnerable adults and children, with a particular focus on safeguarding education. The successful applicant would receive training to support their success in the role.

This role is parttime (18.75 hours per week) flexible work pattern will be discussed and the opportunity for an informal visit can be arranged. We are solely hospital base, therefore the ability to drive is not essential for this role.

Main duties of the job

*The Deputy Safeguarding Lead will be responsible for the provision of safeguarding training to multi-professional staff with particular reference to the delivery and compliance of level 3 safeguarding training at Royal Papworth Hospital.

*They will provide complex, advice and guidance to multi-professional staff regarding safeguarding in line with national and local safeguarding policies and evidence-based practice.

*The deputy Safeguarding will work collaboratively with the Safeguarding Lead to influence, develop, and participate in policy development.

*The role will lead on and contribute to enhancing the culture and practice in relation to safeguarding, ensuring statutory and locally agreed procedures are followed.

*Deputise for the Safeguarding Lead as required.

About us

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge. We perform the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure.

Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future. Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today. The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence & collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles & interactions. Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality.

The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Professional, Allied Health Professional, Nurse, Social Worker etc.).


  • Teaching qualification



  • Significant and thorough understanding of Working Together 2018, children act 1989 and 2004, the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Mental Capacity Amendment Act.
  • Significant experience of working with service users and carers.
  • Good understanding and awareness of Domestic Abuse.
  • Experience of planning delivering and evaluating education and training as this will be a core component of the role.
  • Experience of delivering formal and/or informal education and training.
  • The post holder should demonstrate:
  • Experience of safeguarding adults and/or children.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information in line with legislation and guidance.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organisational skills..
  • Excellent reporting skills, verbal and written including IT skills.
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility, problem solving skills and make decisions.
  • Ability to deal with difficult, emotive, contentious, and complex situations.
  • Ability to provide specialist safeguarding expertise and support, and to provide direct supervision to staff.


  • Demonstrable experience of managing and leading on highly sensitive and complex safeguarding cases.
  • Delivery of Safeguarding training
  • Experience of contributing to complex safeguarding meetings
  • Teaching qualification.
  • Experience of developing training
  • Audit experience.
  • Ability to interpret data and prepare reports for service users, managers, staff teams and external agencies
  • Excellent IT skills

Additional Criteria


  • Please provide evidence of your commitment to uphold the Trust's values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus



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