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Lead Practitioner for Safeguarding (MCA/DOLS/MAPPA/Prevent Focus)

Job Reference: 313-A-19-76834-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Gwendolen House, Leicester General Hospital Site
£44,606 / £46,331 / £48,324 / £50,819

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust for the role of Lead Practitioner for Safeguarding (MCA/DOLS/MAPPA/Prevent Focus).

We are a busy integrated safeguarding team covering the whole family agenda for a Community and Mental Health Trust. We are moving towards fully integrated practice across adults and children.

Leicestershire has two Adult Safeguarding Boards, a Community Safety Partnership Board and also benefits from a Vulnerability Executive which is scoping the contextual safeguarding agenda.

We are looking for a dynamic individual with a background in safeguarding and mental health who can lead on the adult safeguarding agenda in partnership with our Professional Lead for Safeguarding Children (Named Nurse) to achieve a whole family approach.

You will manage the Adult Safeguarding Practitioner Team as well as the Prevent, MAPPA and MCA post holders and deputise for the Lead for Safeguarding as necessary.

The strengths we are looking for are:

A person who can support, enable and promote the growth of skills within the team.

Has the ability to work at an interagency level representing the Trust and moving forward on lessons learnt from reviews to embed in frontline practice.  

Has a pragmatic approach and able to deal with the associated stress that is involved in managing safeguarding in a very busy Trust. Added bonus would be a sense of humour.

If you are interested in the role please do not hesitate to contact Julie Quincey, Acting Lead for Safeguarding for an informal discussion on Tel: 07795 353748.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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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