Safeguarding Children Practitioner - Band 6

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Nursing and Midwifery
37.5 per week
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£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
20/06/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

Would you like to develop your career in safeguarding children and are you committed to improving outcomes for vulnerable children and their families? If so we would like to tell you about an exciting opportunity at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust.

This post would suit those who want to develop an all-round experience of safeguarding children within an acute trust. Our Safeguarding Team are supportive and innovative and continually strive to ensure that all Trust staff know their safeguarding roles and responsibilities and are equipped to improve services and outcomes for children and young people.

As a member of the safeguarding team you will provide high quality safeguarding supervision, advice, education and support to UHCW NHS Trust staff who are dealing with cases of actual or suspected child maltreatment.

The post holder will work in partnership with other health service providers and other agencies, both statutory and voluntary, to promote children’s welfare and keep them safe from harm.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a highly motivated, compassionate and enthusiastic individual who has safeguarding children experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate a genuine commitment to promoting the welfare of children and young people to assist the Trust in meeting its safeguarding responsibilities.

Informal discussions are welcome.

Contact Lisa Pratley or Zoe O’Connor on 024 7696 7214.

Recruiting to Values
To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positive

Applicant requirements

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

Informal discussions are welcome.
Contact Lisa Pratley or Zoe O’Connor on 024 7696 7214

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