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Lead Nurse for Safeguarding Children

Job Description

Safeguarding Children Unit

Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Health Visitor/ School Nurse to join the Safeguarding Children Team for Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (SWBCCG). The post holder will be responsible for supporting the activities of the Designated and Assistant Designated Professionals to ensure they fulfil their Safeguarding Children statutory responsibilities. This will include promoting and maintaining a high quality Safeguarding Service by developing and reviewing standards, influencing policy and procedure and participating in clinical audit. They will be responsible for assisting with the delivery of training within Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group with. The post holder will take an active role in the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and its Sub-Committees and will represent the Safeguarding Children Unit across the health economy as a member of Sandwell’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

Reporting directly to the Designated Nurse the successful candidate will have:

  • A proven track record in Safeguarding

  • The ability to work strategically and across organisational boundaries

  • A good understanding of current legislation and government policy on Safeguarding Children

  • Current experience of managing cases of child abuse and children for whom there is a cause for concern

  • Evidence of ongoing professional development

  • Evidence of partnership working to promote clinical excellence

  • Able to demonstrate high level of professional autonomy and accountability

  • Extensive experience of providing safeguarding training

    The team are centrally based in Sandwell and are accountable to the Chief officer for Quality

    Applicants must be a Registered General Nurse and have a Health Visiting or School Nursing Qualification. You must also have at least 2 years post registration in an appropriate community setting. You must hold a current driving licence. Due to the sensitivity of data shared within the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) additional police vetting will be undertaken for the successful candidate.

    The hours of work may be negotiated for the successful candidate. If a high volume of applications are received for this post, it may close earlier than the date specified. .

    For further information: please contact: Marie Kelly Assistant Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children  ( Phone number removed ) .

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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