Lead Named Nurse for Safeguarding

Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust


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Job summary

As part of the DIHC safeguarding team, the Lead Named Nurse will be a key leader and will be responsible for the delivery and monitoring of safeguarding procedures. This will include the provision of specialised advice and expert knowledge/training to staff, peers, other professionals, and multi-agency partners on all aspects of safeguarding and deputising for the Head of Safeguarding.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Registered Nurse with a Specialist Public Health qualification who has a broad knowledge of safeguarding at all levels and has experience of working within the arena of Local Safeguarding Partnerships. Proven extensive experience of working as a Named Nurse would be essential.

The successful candidate will have the ability to liaise with staff at all levels and work effectively as part of a team but will have excellent leadership qualities and be able to work autonomously. The post holder must be passionate about safeguarding and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trustpresents the unique opportunity to welcome staff into a new type of NHS Trust where they can work in partnership with others to create A Great Place to Work. For more information, please look at our website www.dihc.nhs.uk

For further information about the role please contact

Su Vincent,

Interim Head of Safeguarding

email sue.vincent@nhs.net

tel 07972277080

Main duties of the job

For an extensive list of main duties for this post please refer to the attached job description however to provide insight into this role you could be expected to undertake the following:

  • To be highly visible, providing sound expert safeguarding advice, support and clinical expertise to Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust (DIHC) staff in all areas of safeguarding children and
  • To act as a role model demonstrating effective leadership and political awareness on a daily basis and promote Trust
  • To provide expert safeguarding consultancy and advice to Trust staff to support the delivery of excellent safeguarding practice.
  • To lead and co-ordinate the Named Nurses for Safeguarding within the Trust
  • To support the development and implementation of a strategic approach to safeguarding including those who are vulnerable, those subject to consideration under the Mental Health Act, the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards/Liberty Protection
  • To be accountable and responsible for standards of safeguarding practice within the Trust; to evaluate safeguarding practice and develop actions with relevant Heads of Service where
  • To work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team and partner agencies to ensure that children and adults who come into contact with the Trust are safeguarded and their welfare
  • To lead on the development of appropriate safeguarding training, education and supervision for all staff groups.

About us

We are looking for exceptional individuals with the drive and enthusiasm to change how healthcare is delivered and make a real difference to the people we serve.

DIHC is committed to embracing diversity and we recognise the need to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we serve to enable us to achieve our purpose and commitments.

We recognise that we are under-represented in a number of areas, and therefore want to positively encourage applications from individuals from black, Asian or other ethnically diverse groups, people with disabilities and people from the LGBT community.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Anyone that works with us will share in our commitments and promote and uphold them throughout their daily activities.

Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust presents the unique opportunity to welcome staff into a new type of NHS Trust where they can work in partnership with others to create A Great Place to Work. For more information, please look at our website www.dihc.nhs.uk

At DIHC we will consider requests for flexible working where possible and dependent on the service needs. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are possible: flexible hours, working from home, compressed hours and more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached job description and person specification for more specific information about this post.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ where you can also find out more about how to access vaccinations.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration
  • Registered Nurse/ Community Public Health Practitioner
  • Educated to Degree level
  • Educated to Master's level in relevant subject or relevant experience
  • Level 4 safeguarding training
  • Recognised training in Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Has completed an appropriate safeguarding supervision course


  • Accredited teaching or training qualification



  • Evidence of leadership skills with the ability to influence, motivate and inspire team members and provide effective challenge as required
  • Currently practicing in a safeguarding role
  • Experience of working as a Named Nurse/Designated Nurse or senior manager
  • Expert knowledge of relevant legislation, local and national guidance related to safeguarding adults and children



  • Experience of working with and advising executives and board members in relation to safeguarding.
  • Knowledge of NHS developments and governance structures
  • Evidence of continuous professional development within safeguarding (to level 4)
  • Extensive knowledge of evidence-based safeguarding practice.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust


Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre

Venture Way



Employer's website

https://www.dihc.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Su Vincent



Date posted

16 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 8a


£47,126 to £53,219 a year Per annum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre

Venture Way



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