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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/05/2022.

Lead Freedom to Speak Up Guardian

Job Reference: 449-CP2038

Solent NHS Trust
£54,764 - £63,862 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

We are looking for a senior manager to fulfil our Lead Freedom to Speak Up Guardian position, and who will continue to lead and promote Solent’s acclaimed ‘Speaking Up’ culture .

The successful applicant will

  • role is responsible for developing the FTSU vision and strategy where speaking up is recognised and valued, driving learning and improvements across the Trust
  • provide leadership to our established network of FTSU Guardians
  • lead on the assurance and reporting process – both externally to the National Guardian’s Office and internally to the Trust Board and its Committees
  • have strong and clear communication skills with the ability to confidently liaise with all levels of staff, including front line and Board members

Mediation skills would be of benefit in this role, as well as previous experience of restorative practice, but are not essential.

We look forward to hearing from you!

For more details regarding this vacancy, or if you wish to have an informal discussion with Rachel Cheal, Chief of Staff, please call Emma Palmer, Corporate Support Administrator on 02381030250


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders. Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

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