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Deputy Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children

West London NHS Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 Per annum
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and experienced professional to join our Safeguarding Children Team at West London NHS Trust as a Deputy Named Nurse.

The post holder will lead of the operational delivery of the safeguarding children's agenda across the trust supported by the safeguarding advisers and other specialist resources within the team.

You will work within the Safeguarding Children team and part of the overall Trust Wide Safeguarding Team.

Main duties of the job

To provide operational leadership in delivering the safeguarding agenda across the Trust including safeguarding children supervision, safeguarding children training and provide advice and expertise on all safeguarding children matters to all staff specialist support to all staff and across NHS Trust as required.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached.

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification


  • Registered General Nurse/Registered Nurse with current registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional education and training at degree level
  • Experience of staff management
  • Involvement in planning and delivery of training packages
  • Clinical experience of the health needs of children and their parents
  • 3 years' experience of safeguarding children
  • oExperience in providing clinical / safeguarding supervision to health /social care professionals


  • Experience of Safeguarding Advisor / post
  • ENB 998
  • Teaching Qualification or equivalent
  • Safeguarding children supervision training
  • Educated or working towards Master's level of expert practice.
  • To have complete specific post registration training in Safeguarding children

Knowledge and Experience


  • Detailed knowledge of key statutory responsibilities and national policy regarding Children's Services, vulnerable children and Safeguarding
  • Experience in undertaking/supervising clinical audit including Section 11
  • Knowledge of developing guidelines, policy and procedures
  • Knowledge of multi-agency and multi professional working
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to be able to present information effectively in a format which is easily understood
  • Able to work with senior managers and clinicians
  • Leadership and change management skills
  • Effective IT skills
  • Critical appraisal skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, personal resilience and to deal with conflicting demands
  • Able to motivate and drive improved performance with colleagues


  • Experience of providing safeguarding children supervision

Skills and Abilities


  • Trustworthy and possessing integrity
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Committed and determined
  • Employing tact and diplomacy where required
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Ability to work under pressure


  • experience of using of electronic recording system

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


1 Armstrong Way



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