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Lead Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children

Job Reference: 230-30537601-SURG

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Nuneaton
£44,606 to £50,819 per annum

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust opened in 1948 and provides a range of elective, non-elective, surgical, medical, women’s, children’s, diagnostic and therapeutic services to a population of more than 350,000 people.

The hub of the Trust is located on the outskirts of Nuneaton and its services cover a large footprint, including north Warwickshire, south west Leicestershire, and north Coventry. We also provide primary and community services across Coventry, Warwickshire and Leicestershire.

Our vision is "to EXCEL at patient care". If you think you've got what it takes, help us realise this and join #TeamEliot.

Please note:

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust utilises a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC where all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages via the NHS Jobs website. Furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any emails/messages sent to us via the NHS Jobs website.

Lead Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children

Band 8A - £44,606 - £50,819 per annum pro rata

37.5 hours per week


About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to excel at patient care’ takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence



The Role

At GEH we are really excited to be looking for an experienced nurse to apply as the Trust-wide Lead Named Nurse for safeguarding children. This is the first time we will have a full time dedicated safeguarding

Lead nurse as we recognise the value and importance of protecting and supporting children in our care.

We are looking for an experienced registered nurse who

    • Is enthusiastic, energetic and passionate about safeguarding children
    • Has expert knowledge of legislation and statutory guidance in relation to safeguarding children
    • Will ensure the statutory responsibilities of the Trust are met and systems and policies are maintained
    • Has a high standard of safeguarding practice
    • Will provide consultation, advice and expert supervision for staff as required.
    • Have skills to deliver and co-ordinate safeguarding children training
    • Is an excellent communicator and has excellent inter-personal skills
    • Has managerial experience in leading teams
    • Demonstrates leadership skills to deal competently with complex issues.
    • The successful post holder will be able to work independently utilising their experience of multi-agency approach to the Safeguarding agenda.
    • Working in collaboration with the Named Doctors and other professionals, in ensuring comprehensive and robust arrangements are in place for safeguarding children and young people at the GEH NHS Trust.

For this post you will be a registered nurse and hold a current registration with the NMC. You will be educated to Degree/Masters Level and be able to demonstrate expertise of children’s safeguarding and also an awareness of adult safeguarding issues.

As an experienced leader and well organised professional you will work well under pressure and to tight timescales. You will have excellent communication skills to engage with a wide variety of internal managers, staff and external partner agencies.

The post requires a commitment to supervision, training and training development within the role.

The successful candidate will receive excellent support, regular good quality supervision and opportunities for continuing professional development.

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10 minute presentation on a title provided prior to the day of interview.

This post is available at a Band 8A 37.5 hours per week working those hours between Monday to Friday each week.



Our benefits include but are not limited to: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, on-site discounted gym, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.


Closing date: 26th April 2019

Interview Date: 13th May 2019


This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.


A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Daljit Athwal, Director of Nursing via the Director’s office on 02476 865068 or Jane Sibson, GM for Women & Childrens on 07717 727573

How we process your data:

By applying for this post you are consenting to George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system, TRAC. In this connection your submitted application form will remain in the Trac system for 400 days after which time it will be automatically deleted. If you wish to update any personal details within your submitted application you can request this via your Trac account or by contacting the resourcing team.

The Equality and Diversity data you provide as part of your application is used by the HR Department for monitoring and reporting purposes only. This information is not provided to recruiting managers at any stage of the process.

The Job application data you provide will be used to assess your application for employment at GEH, to verify your information and conduct reference checks, and to communicate with you. If you accept employment with GEH, the information collected will become part of your employment record and will be used for employment purposes and transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is a mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service application. Positive disclosures will be handled in accordance with the Trust Disclosure and Barring Service Policy.

All information provided will be used for recruitment purposes only and processed in a lawful, fair and transparent manner.


In response to NICE guidance and to support the reduction of health harm from tobacco, the Trust has a smoke-free site policy which applies to anyone on Trust sites. Staff who smoke will be supported to quit or not smoke whilst on Trust sites.

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.

UK Registration

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

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