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Safeguarding Children Advisor

Job Reference: 197-COR7279-E

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Safeguarding Children
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, London
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum plus HCA

Lewisham and Greenwich Trust provides hospital and community services for more than 526,000 people across south east London. We put patients at the heart of everything we do, which is reflected in the positive feedback we receive. We are a friendly and dynamic place to work, with high levels of job satisfaction and excellent transport links serving our two hospitals – University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Greenwich.

We are seeking dedicated, motivated people to help us provide high quality care to our local communities. In return for your hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, Safeguarding Children Team have a vacancy for a 1.0 WTE Safeguarding Children Advisor working within Community Health Services in Lewisham, University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich.

The successful applicant will be involved in providing support, supervision and training to staff. In addition, the post involves engaging in multi-agency working - which includes being the Health representative in the Lewisham MASH.

To be successful, you will need to have community experience and experience of working with vulnerable children and their families. You will also need to have experience of partnership working with other multiagency professionals involved in safeguarding children. The ideal applicant should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience within their specialist practice area of work.

Applicants will require exceptional communication, risk assessment and documentation skills to be successful for this post. In return you will work with a dynamic team that aims to deliver an innovative, safe and evidence-based service.

This is a very exciting and unique opportunity to develop your experiential knowledge and skills in safeguarding children, as we have a good development and succession planning programme in place.

Interviews will be carried out on Tuesday 14th May 2019

Please note this is a Full time permanent position


For further details / informal visits contact:

Belinda Chideme, Trust Lead Named Nurse Safeguarding Children on 07900 166179


Clare Hunter, Named Nurse Safeguarding Children on 0208 836 5370

Please note that the as part of the application process, you may need to complete a short values based pre-application question. Your responses to the question will impact on whether or not you are able to successfully continue with your application. Please have a look on our website to find out more information before you start the pre-application question. If you are unsuccessful with the pre-application question, it means that you are not in harmony with our values. We thank you for your interest in Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

For vacancies where a high volume of applications are received, we reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Due to the volume of applications for some posts, it may not be possible for us to contact all applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful.

If you have a disability which makes completing an application form difficult please contact:

For substantive Non Clinical roles Non Medical Recruitment on 020 8836 5770; for Clinical roles at QEH Medical Staffing on 020 8836 6777/6749, Clinical roles at UHL call 020 8333 3215, 020 8333 3147, for Temporary Staffing roles, please contact Bank Recruitment Office on 020 8836 6825/5302, quoting the vacancy reference number.

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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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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