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Band 7 Named Professional- Safeguarding Children

Band 7

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Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Bath NHS House
BANES, Swindon or Wiltshire
From £37,570 per annum
25/06/2019 23:59

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Named Professional for Safeguarding Children to joining our Safeguarding team within the Trust.

If you are forward thinking, innovative and looking to develop your career further with expertise in the Safeguarding arena then we would like to hear from you.

We are seeking an experience practitioner wishing to develop further into a leadership position. The successful post holder will be offering Safeguarding advice and guidance, supervision and training and taking the lead for identified safeguarding projects within our safeguarding improvement programme.

Applications are invited from suitably experienced practitioners for the post of Band 7 Named Professional for Safeguarding Children. This is a full-time, substantive post, primary covering BANES, Swindon and Wiltshire areas. Applicants must have nursing, substantial clinical experience and management experience in a specialist safeguarding role including specific post-registration training in safeguarding. Ideally this will be level 4 training.

The Safeguarding Team is a 9-5 service Monday - Friday.

The successful candidate will be required to work across all pathways and services.

Plenty of support and supervision is available and there are opportunities to develop professional skills.

This is a dedicated and passionate team which really cares about quality and is dedicated to helping vulnerable children and adults but also the staff who provide care and support to them.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lynn Franklin- Head of Safeguarding: 0117 3784457