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Named GP- Safeguarding Children

Job Description

Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Sutton CCG is an organisation built from 26 committed constituent practices and coterminous with the London Borough of Sutton serving a population of approximately 190,000. The constituent practices have a long history of delivering service improvements for local patients through Practice Based Commissioning as well as more recently through the development of Clinical Commissioning Groups.

The 26 practices are the building blocks at the heart of our vision to continually improve care by delivering new services in the community and developing a model of clinical engagement that secures major benefits for patients and the public.

We strive to deliver the best for our local population and seek the highest calibre staff to support us in delivering a vibrant, patient-sensitive organisation that makes the most of all local health professionals’ talents and expertise.

As part of the Safeguarding Team the post holder will contribute to the setting, monitoring and maintenance of robust safeguarding children arrangements and training programmes. He/she will contribute to collaborative interagency working and quality assurance frameworks for safeguarding. Providing expert clinical leadership and direction for the locality, maintaining and improving the quality of safeguarding during NHS reforms and transition. The post holder will be a lead for safeguarding children for GP’s and their practice staff.

The post holder will be a member of the RCGP, have current experience of general practice and working with children and families. Additional training and experience in child health and development is desirable.

Contact for discussion – Dr Brendan Hudson – Board Lead Safeguarding Children -  ( Phone number removed ) 

Advert Closing Date: 28th October 2016

Interview Date : Week Commencing 3rd November 2016

Sutton CCG reserve the right to close this post early if there is an overwhelming response.

In line with the majority of NHS organisations in London, we do not pay travelling expenses for interviewees. However in exceptional cases we would consider reimbursing expenses but this must be agreed prior attending the interview by the Recruiting Manager.

In line with the Equality Act 2010, Sutton CCG is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and prospective employees. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of disability, gender, marital status, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, age, religion and/or belief.

Staff Benefits are widely offered and available to attract, support, develop and retain our valued staff, enabling them to reach and use their full potential. Benefits include, but are not limited to, child care vouchers a family friendly working environment, NHS pension scheme, access to discount schemes and season ticket loans.

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 Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post.
From 19 July 2010 the Government have introduce an interim limit on the number of certificates of sponsorship employers can issue for Tier 2 sponsorship and therefore we will be unable to employ individuals under Tier 2 sponsorship once our limit has been reached. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

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.

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