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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/10/2020.

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding and Children Looked After

Job Reference: 134-CUMB-2020-275

North of England CCGs
134 Nursing & Quality 500426 - Cumbria
£63,751 to £73,664 pa

Designated Nurse for Safeguarding and Children Looked After

Are you passionate about safeguarding and improving outcomes for children looked after? An exciting opportunity has arisen within NHS North Cumbria CCG to recruit to this key leadership post. The postholder will join a team of experienced safeguarding professionals committed to their work in the CCG, in primary care, with NHS and our multi agency partners.

The postholder will take a lead on the designated responsibilities for safeguarding children, adults and children looked after with the team including the Designated Doctor, Deputy Designated Nurse, Specialist Safeguarding Advisor, Named GP and Safeguarding Business Manager.

NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) commissions primary care, community and hospital services to get the best healthcare and health outcomes for our communities

The CCGs priorities are:

To tackle population health issues where Cumbria is performing poorly, this includes:

•Tackling health inequalities

•Improving the quality of health and care provision

•Creating a health and wellbeing system fit for the future

Across our Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) we are committed with our Health and Social Care partners, including our primary care networks, to working in an integrated way bringing teams from different organisations together in the best interests of our patients and communities.

This is a senior clinical post, setting safeguarding strategy, and providing strategic, professional and clinical leadership, expert clinical advice and consultancy to staff, senior managers and board members, ensuring that all safeguarding and children looked after standards are met and that the CCG meets its statutory responsibilities and complies with all relevant legislation and guidance.

The designated nurse function is a statutory role and all Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are required to employ, or have in place, a contractual agreement to secure the expertise of a designated nurse to undertake this role. The job description is based on the duties and responsibilities of the Designated Nurse described within ‘Working Together to Safeguarding Children’ (HM Government 2018) and ‘Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff (Intercollegiate Document 2019).

The post holder will lead on specific safeguarding agendas, as part of portfolio working, leading and ensuring the CCG and wider health economy works together to improve outcomes for our most vulnerable populations.

Applicants are required to have significant experience as a registered nurse working in senior roles across the NHS, independent and statutory safeguarding partners, and be able to clearly demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional development.


Interview datepotentially week commencing 2nd November 2020 (TBC).

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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