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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/05/2021.

Adult Safeguarding Advanced Practitioner

Job Reference: 367-WEST-4572

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Safeguarding Adults
Colne House, Watford
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum, pro rata. Includes Hi

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the South West Adult Community Mental Health Services as an Advanced Safeguarding Practitioner .

You will oversee and co-ordinate responses to safeguarding concerns raised working closely with members of the leadership teams . You will be required to identify safeguarding plans to mitigate risk to the person; oversee gathering of relevant information; identify scope and terms of reference of any enquiry and decision making tool; apply safeguarding eligibility criteria; record and keep records up to date; hold and chair strategy discussions or meetings; chair case conferences, ensuring outcomes are recorded; and identify need for other assessments or interventions required.


You will be based within the South West Adult Community Services and line management will be provided by the service manager and supervision will be provided within the Adult Safeguarding team.

Applicants will have proven leadership ability, including experience of mentoring or supervising colleagues. The chosen applicant will be able to make decisions where situations are complex and, in doing so, use a person centred approach to develop personalised solutions for adults at risk of abuse, and their families. Applicants should also have experience of undertaking Safeguarding Adults enquiries in Hertfordshire and a good working knowledge of social care and safeguarding duties under the Care Act 2014.

For full details please refer to the attached Job Description.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Nina Gough Job title Service Manager Email address Telephone number 07812653091

Additional contact information

Nina Gough, Service Manager 07812 653091

Angela Edmonds Service Line lead 07920 214196




About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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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