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Named Nurse Safeguarding Children/Looked After Children & Young People

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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As an integral part of the Trust's safeguarding services (acute and community) the post holder will provide expert advice, support and supervision to colleagues and act as an advisory resource. S/he will ensure the safeguarding service develops and is delivered in an evidence based, child/family focused manner.

The Named Nurse is based across two sites supporting the children's safeguarding teams at Wythenshawe Hospital and North Manchester General Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The Named Nurse Safeguarding Children is professionally accountable to the Assistant Chief Nurse - Safeguarding.

The post holder will ensure the key functions of the Named Nurse for safeguarding children are undertaken for the Trust through:
  • Effective leadership
  • The setting, monitoring and maintenance of robust safeguarding arrangements and training programmes
  • Collaborative interagency working
  • Contributing to safeguarding governance.

The primary focus of this post is the leadership of operationalisation of the organisation's statutory functions, as defined within the Children Act (1989/2004) across the Trust.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you'll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the 'Supporting Documents' heading. So that you're even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you'll need to take time to read the 'Candidate Essentials Guide' that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how ' we care for you as you care for others'. Most importantly, it also contains critical information you'll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with substantial post registration experience
  • 1st level Degree in nursing or health related subject
  • Evidence of relevant Safeguarding Children Qualification/Experience and/or Looked after children/Young People Qualification/Experience


  • Specialist Practitioner Public Health
  • Master's degree or working towards or equivalent experience
  • Teaching qualification



  • Evidence of significant direct safeguarding children/Looked after Children experience at band 7 or above
  • Experience of delivering safeguarding children supervision
  • Significant experience in a senior clinical position with a proven ability to manage a team
  • Experience of contributing to SCRs and the subsequent action plans
  • Experience of successfully managing the implementation of change
  • Evidence of professional leadership, leading to innovation in practice
  • Experience of policy development and implementation and delivery of education programmes in single and multi-agency setting
  • Evidence of involvement in multi-agency safeguarding children/Looked After Children/ young people subgroups
  • Evidence and experience of implementing and coordinating safeguarding children's procedures within a multi-agency team.
  • Experience of undertaking and contributing to single and multi-agency audit
  • Awareness of issues affecting ethnic minority families and other socially excluded groups.
  • In depth knowledge of children's health and development and the nature and impact of child maltreatment.


  • Qualification in safeguarding supervision
  • Safeguarding adult's experience

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • Expert knowledge of relevant legislation relating to safeguarding children and looked after children/young people
  • Evidence of current knowledge of local and national policies relating to safeguarding children and relevant professional and NHS policy initiatives
  • Demonstrates in depth knowledge relevant to patterns of abuse and neglect
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to provide written and verbal reports for safeguarding children procedures
  • Confidence to challenge appropriately in difficult situations
  • Well-developed presentation skills
  • Ability to analyse and critically evaluate information and record in a concise and accurate manner.
  • The ability to practice as an expert practitioner in relation to safeguarding children
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate across organisational boundaries
  • Completion of audits and reports within timescale
  • Facilitation skills
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • IT skills, word processing / database skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, to prioritise, work flexibly and to tight deadlines


  • IT skills relating to Power Point, Excel

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, M32 0TH

Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, M32 0TH


M32 0TH

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