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Security Liaison Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum incl HCA
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
The Forensic services Security Department is a Nursing team dedicated to the delivery of therapeutic security and reception front house customer care services to patients, visitors, staff and all other stakeholders. Therapeutic security is made up of physical, procedural and relational security components.

To enable patients to receive the highest standard of care possible a culture of safety, security and therapeutic risk taking must be integral to all aspects of service delivery.

Main duties of the job

The Security Liaison Nurse post holder will under the direction of Head of Security manage the reception supervisors and Security Nursing Assistants and ensure that they assume a lead role in the provision of all aspects of therapeutic security, participating in the development and maintenance of high quality patient care.

The Security Liaison Nurse will be responsible for managing Security Nursing Assistant in fulfilling their responsibility of ensuring that monitoring and maintaining of procedures for the physical security systems of the unit are implemented upholding the integrity of the physical security structures and safeguarding Patients, Staff, Visitors the Public and all other stakeholders.

The Security Liaison Nurse will ensure that Security Nursing Assistant and reception supervisors carry out and maintain all mandatory security checks within the Unit. The post holder will be required to work in John Howard Centre and or Wolfson House Security ensuring that all Security Nursing Assistant competently operate all security systems and process access and egress of the unit for staff, patients, visitors, contractors and all other stakeholders.The post holder must be able to demonstrate knowledge of and participate in risk assessment protocols for complex care patients and those exhibiting high levels of risk, in conjunction with the Security Liaison Nurses and the nursing team.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We care, We Respect, We are Inclusive- so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • First Level Registered Nurse RMN and/or RNMH


  • Evidence of post basic development.

Previous Experience


  • At least 3 years post basic ward experience, or equivalent.


  • Post basic experience in forensic setting. Previous experience of adult, risk assessment/management

Knowledge and Skills


  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • General computer literacy.
  • Person management skills. Sound clinical skills.
  • Ability to undertake specialist Security training at Under/Post Graduate or Diploma level.



  • Up to date knowledge of nursing practice and current trends.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles underpinning Therapeutic Security.
  • Knowledge of legislation pertaining to Mental Health in-patients e.g. MHA, CPA.
  • Knowledge of UKCC Standards and code of conduct.

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


John Howard Center

12 Kenworthy road


E9 5TD

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