Safeguarding Children Nurse/ Lead Trainer for Safeguarding Children

East and North Hertfor
Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Competitive salary
15 Feb 2021
24 Feb 2021
Role Type
Start Date
At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust we are proud of the range of services we provide. As a result, we need amazing people to help us deliver these services and provide excellent care to our community.

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • A range of staff network groups to support our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance through a of providers

This is an excellent opportunity to join the safeguarding team within the Trust - We are seeking a Band 7 Safeguarding Children's Nurse/ Lead trainer for Safeguarding Children.

The post holder will be a fundamental part of the safeguarding team and work closely with the Trust leads to ensure that the safeguarding of children remains at the heart of practice. Working with teams across the organisation you will be responsible for providing knowledge and expertise in all aspects of safeguarding children in the acute and community setting.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring effective planning, co-ordination, delivery & evaluation of safeguarding children training for the Trust. The post holder will be responsible for leading on the implementation of training projects, taking a forefront role in the analysis of training needs and the design and formulation of training plans, evaluations and evidence based outcomes .

The role will also provide clinical support and guidance to staff within the hospital and community setting: this will include supporting staff in formulating appropriate, quality referrals to social care; case management and supervision, and actively participate on the on-call child protection medical rota.

The successful applicant will have a relevant paediatric qualification, and relevant knowledge and experience of child protection work from the health perspective. Operational experience of managing safeguarding cases from an acute and community perspective is a necessity.

The post holder will be required to demonstrate an enquiring mind, critical thinking and analytical skills to enhance decision making in relation to the protection of vulnerable children. You will be required to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to work effectively and respond appropriately in challenging circumstances.

If you are interested please contact Sarah Corrigan, Lead Nurse Safeguarding Children on 07768823662 /

or Cheryl Lewis, head of safeguarding on 01438 285523 / for more details.

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Committed to our Community

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion for all job applicants, staff, patients and the wider community.

We are also proud to support our UK armed forces by supporting Reservists, Cadet Instructors, Veterans and military spouses/partners into employment and offering supportive policies that value their contribution to the community and to our Trust.

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We look forward to receiving your application!

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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