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Named Professional Safeguarding Adults

Employer
NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
Location
Basildon, Essex
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata plus HCAS (dependant on work base location)
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join our dynamic team on a full-time basis as the Named Professional for Safeguarding Adults within the NELFT Corporate Directorate. The post covers Essex, Thurrock and the all-age eating disorder services in Kent.

The post holder will support the Head of Safeguarding Adults in delivering on the aims and objections set out within the NELFT safeguarding strategy. The role is a collaborative one, working with individuals and groups across professional and organisational boundaries providing support and guidance to teams within NELFT. The role will also require attendance of internal NELFT meetings, multiagency partnership meetings and Safeguarding Adult Board (SAB) sub-group meeting.

Essential requirements for the post: Significant experience of a leadership role in adult safeguarding, line management responsibility, thorough legal literacy, highly specialist knowledge and understanding of working with complex family situations in relation to safeguarding adults, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team and support the needs of others in a sensitive and effective manner.

The post is based at Suite One, Phoenix House, Basildon. The post holder will be required to work across NELFT services based in Essex, Thurrock and Kent Service. The applicant may also be required to work across other areas of the NELFT footprint to ensure appropriate cover arrangements are in place.

Main duties of the job

  • Experience of managing and leading on sensitive and complex safeguarding adult cases
  • You will be required to provide input to NELFT's Safeguarding Advice Service, safeguarding training provision and policy development as well as contributing to the progress of the safeguarding work plan.
  • Be responsible for ensuring that NELFT meets its statutory requirements in respect of safeguarding children and young people and Think Family agenda
  • Lead on the development of policies and procedures, implementing National guidance at a local level
  • Effectively coordinate and communicate Safeguarding activity to promote the welfare of safeguarding adults. This will include ensuring coordination of safeguarding children supervision
  • Provide clinical expertise and advice in relation to Safeguarding for all staff in NELFT. To promote and embed the principles of safe practice relating to safeguarding adults and the use of the think Family model to protect and safeguard children, young people and other vulnerable adults in everyday professional practice.

The responsibilities of the post will include cross organisational and partnership working at both strategic and operational levels, working closely with other agencies to address the safeguarding adult and think family agenda.

About us

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

High Cost Area Supplement

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (with a minimum of �1,192 to a maximum of �2,011)

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details on the vacancy.

We have some excellent opportunities to work within a dynamic and innovative Children and Adults Safeguarding team within the Directorate of Nursing and Quality Governance in the role of Named Professional Safeguarding Adult.

Internal candidates please ensure you engage in a discussion with your line manager if you intend to apply.

We welcome applications from Qualified Nurses and Allied Health Professionals which includes Social Workers and Occupational Therapists

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Person Specification

Skills

Essential

  • Expert knowledge of current practice relating to safeguarding children/child protection and think family
  • Be responsible for ensuring that NELFT meets its statutory requirements in respect of safeguarding children and young people and Think Family agenda
  • Effectively coordinate and communicate Safeguarding children activity to promote the welfare of children and young people. This will include ensuring coordination of safeguarding children supervision
  • Experience in undertaking complex investigations and critical analysis. Report on findings and outcomes, prepare action


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of working across the adult and children safeguarding arena
  • Expert knowledge of current practice relating to safeguarding children/child protection and think family
  • 5 years + Experience


Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC/HCPC/Social Work England current registration


Knowledge

Essential

  • An awareness of NHS long term plan, NELFT Strategies and NELFT Governance structure
  • Good knowledge of safeguarding developed through training and/or experience


Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust

Address

Essex, Thurrock and Kent

Suite One, Phoenix House, Christopher Martin Road

Basildon, Essex

SS14 3EZ

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