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Safeguarding Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Job ref
£30,401 to £37,267 p.a. pro rata for part-time hours
12/11/2019 23:59

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)





An exciting opportunity has arisen for the role of  two full time Band 6 Safeguarding Practitioners within the Dorset Health Care Safeguarding Service. Part-time hours may be considered for the right applicant.

These are new roles working in the developing and newly transforming integrated service based primarily at Forston Clinic, Charlton Down, Dorchester. These new posts will also work on a rotational basis covering the Safeguarding Hub, Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and Multi Agency Risk Assessment conference (MARAC) and delivering training across Dorset. Therefore, it will be necessary for the successful candidate to complete the enhanced level of police vetting required to undertake this work and have the ability to travel.

This is an opportunity to build, consolidate and develop your safeguarding knowledge and expertise. The post holders will work across both the Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children & Young People’s agendas and we are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and dedicated health or social care professionals (General Nursing, Mental Health Practitioner or Learning Disability Nurse, Social Worker or Allied Health Professional) with  experience and working knowledge of safeguarding children and/or adults. You must be able to maintains high standards of professional care and practice and be able to demonstrate excellent team work, including good communication and leadership skills.The roles will work under the guidance of the Professional & Clinical Leads for Safeguarding Adults and Children to strengthen delivery of safeguarding  processes across DHC.

You will be expected to

  • deliver effective safeguarding advice to staff working within front line services, ensuring risk areas within cases are identified and that staff are adequately supported.
  • support & contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of DHC safeguarding education and training programs.
  • work in partnership with partner agencies and professionals, within safeguarding processes to improve outcomes for all utilising the "Safeguarding Everyone and Think Family" approach adopted by DHC.

As a newly developing integrating Safeguarding Service across Dorset, we are hoping for someone innovative who is as excited by these changes as we are. We value our staff and their extraordinary commitment to our patients and our organisation - together, we are dedicated to working as one team to make a difference to people's lives and be better every day. We are keen to employ people who share the same vision and values as us. We will offer  support and continual professional development.

Employment in this post requires a Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

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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

 Verena Cooper - Professional Lead for Safeguarding or Janice West - Service Manager and Named Nurse for Children on 01305 361 465