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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/04/2020.

Specialist Nurse - Safeguarding Adults

Job Reference: 150-HD4261-COR

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Safeguarding Adults
Flexible base, Horsham
£37,570-£43,772 per annum

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge? Do you want to use your skills as a healthcare professional in a varied and rewarding role?

Our Adult Safeguarding team are looking for a skilled, experienced and dynamic healthcare professional to support the delivery of the safeguarding adults agenda across the Trust in line with national and local legislation and guidance. You will need excellent interpersonal and organisational skills to support and advise all staff to ensure that the fundamental rights of every person to live a life that is free from harm and abuse is embedded into Trust-wide care delivery. You will also need the necessary leadership qualities to enhance the delivery of adult safeguarding so that adults within our care consistently experience high quality care, with positive outcomes that are shaped by their individual needs and preferences.

The successful candidate will work with all staff, across both community hospital and community-based settings, to deliver safeguarding adults’ complex case work. They will have excellent verbal, written communication and analytical skills to lead on monitoring and evaluating the quality and effectiveness of training, data collation, and liaising with internal and external stakeholders.

They will carry out training on topics relevant to the safeguarding adults’ agenda including the Mental Capacity Act (2005), Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2007), Care Act (2014) and Prevent (2015). In addition, they will also possess excellent skills to support the detailed analysis of adult safeguarding concerns, information gathering, and writing health enquiry reports. Having the ability to demonstrate a good understanding of roles and responsibilities within the health and social care environment is paramount, and when required they will participate in joint working with key stakeholders such as patients/clients using services and statutory and voluntary organisations within the area.

Although the main area of work will relate to Horsham, Crawley and Mid Sussex, there is an expectation to take an active part in the safeguarding adults service across all of the SCFT area

This is a full time role.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alison Cooke: Named Nurse Adult Safeguarding

Mobile Number: 07810 056151


David Feakes: Head of Safeguarding

Mobile Number: 07766 473326

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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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