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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/10/2019.

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Senior Specialist Nurse Safeguarding Children

Job Reference: 358-1980801-COR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Safeguarding Team, Leicester Royal Infirmary,
£37,750 - £43,772

Mon - Fri 8.30 -1630

We are offering an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced, professional and highly motivated Registered Children's Nurse to join our Children's Safeguarding Team. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate that you can work effectively with multi-agency colleagues. You will have an understanding of the legislative and best practice frameworks that underpin the safeguarding agenda, including the Children Act and Working Together to Safeguard Children.

The primary focus of the role will be to support the effective delivery of all child safeguarding services. As a first point of contact the post holder will provide expert advice, professional support, guidance and education to the multi-professional teams, partner agencies, patients and carers. You must have the ability to work both as part of a team and autonomously, have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to prioritise and manage your own workload. You must be committed to advocating for the rights of the child and act as a professional role model at all times. You must be willing and able to professionally challenge practice and to support clinical areas.

The post holder will report to the Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children and will be supported by a team of Senior Specialist Nurses for Safeguarding Children. The post holder will provide a service across all sites and CMGs of the Trust. The post is full time and the successful candidate will need to cover the role of Named Nurse in times of absence.

Applicants wishing to apply for this post should be a Registered Children's Nurse with significant and relevant post registration experience at Band 6 or above. Evidence of professional development is essential.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Katharine Bouch

Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children

University Hospitals of Leicester Safeguarding Children

0116 258 5770

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

UK Registration

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

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