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Senior Specialist Nurse Safeguarding Children

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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This post is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, committed and experienced clinical practitioner over a 6 month period to strengthen their safeguarding portfolio and to lead and drive safeguarding activity within the organisation. You will be a key leader in the safeguarding team which consists of Named Nurses (community, acute, adult and midwifery services), Specialist Nurses for Safeguarding, Looked After Children, Multi Agency Safeguarding and Complex Safeguarding Hub Specialist Nurses and Administration staff.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will need to be highly motivated to ensure safe and effective services for safeguarding vulnerable children and adults remains a priority for all staff working within the organisation across community and acute services.

You will need excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills and a flair for critically evaluating information and recording it in a concise and accurate manner. Comfortable working under pressure, adept at prioritising and working flexibly often to tight deadline you will possess professional curiosity and the ability to make professional challenge.

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 youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll 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 youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity MattersMFT 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 looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Registered Children's Nurse / Community Public Health Practitioner
  • 1st Level Degree
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development and training undertaken in respect of safeguarding to minimum Level 3 (as per Intercollegiate Document)


  • Masters degree or working towards
  • Recognised teaching/ mentoring qualification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Knowledge of national and local safeguarding policies, guidelines and recommendations.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation relating to safeguarding children.
  • Demonstrates knowledge relevant to patterns of abuse and neglect.
  • Experience of safeguarding supervision.
  • Experience of multi-agency child protection work.
  • Experience of delivering training.
  • Experience of policy development and implementation.
  • Awareness of issues affecting ethnic minority families and other socially excluded groups..
  • Working knowledge of children's health and development and the nature and impact of child maltreatment.
  • Experience of multi-agency child protection work.


  • Qualification in safeguarding supervision.
  • Accredited training qualification.



  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • IT skills, including email, word and data collection.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Ability to analyse, critically evaluate information and record in a concise and accurate manner.
  • Confidence to challenge appropriately in difficult situations.
  • Ability to communicate across organisational boundaries.
  • Ability to work under pressure, to prioritise, work flexibly and to tight deadlines.
  • Completion of audits and reports within timescale.


  • IT skills relating to Power Point, Excel.



  • Satisfactory enhanced DBS check.
  • Credible, decisive and of high personal and professional integrity.
  • Car driver and owner, willing to travel within the remit of the service delivery areas.

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Manchester Community Safeguarding Team - Rusholme Health Centre

Walmer Street


M14 5NP

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