DBS4262 Safeguarding Nurse Advisor

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 20/06/2021 23:59
£36,922 - £40,876 pa
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Employment Location:
Any location within North Tyneside
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Closing date:
20 Jun
Further Information

North Tyneside Council’s 0-19 Children’s Public Health Service are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, passionate and innovative Safeguarding Nurse Advisor to support the delivery of the safeguarding children and young people agenda.

North Tyneside is a vibrant borough; it is a great place to live and work and has excellent schools.

North Tyneside Council is one of the largest employers in the area and is committed to staff wellbeing. The Council holds the Better Health at Work Award which recognises the efforts of employers in the North East in helping to address health issues in the workplace.

Benefits include:
Access to NHS or Local Government Pension Schemes – Up to 30 annual leave days/year plus bank holidays (Employees can request to purchase additional annual leave via a salary sacrifice scheme) • Agile Working supported by smart phone/ laptop and access to technology such as Microsoft Teams and SystmOne • Membership of a professional body • Discounted membership of fitness and wellbeing centres, including 5 gyms; 4 pools; 2 spas and over 250 classes every week • The ‘Benefits Plus’ Scheme enabling salary sacrifice for Childcare Vouchers; Car Leasing; Cycle to work scheme; additional holidays, personal training and development, public transport season tickets, Credit Union Savings Scheme.

North Tyneside Children’s Social Care has been graded Outstanding by Ofsted in March 2020.

This is your chance to work with an outstanding group of safeguarding and health professionals that recently won a Customer Team of the Year Award and were short-listed for the prestigious national Local Government Association Team of the Year.

Close working relationships with the early help service, children’s services, multiagency safeguarding hub (MASH), housing, sport and leisure, primary care and schools ensures good outcomes for families and provides positive working relationships for staff. The Signs of Safety model is embedded throughout, and robust safeguarding supervision is available throughout the service.

The 0-19 Children’s Public Health Service has been integrated into the Council since April 2017 and a CQC inspection in March 2018 recognised areas of outstanding practice and highlighted that;

“The service prioritised vulnerable children and families appropriately. Managers and staff were acknowledged as having high levels of integrity, driving continuous improvement and held themselves accountable for delivering change.”

The service has been successfully accredited with the UNICEF Gold Baby Friendly Initiative and is supported by an Infant Feeding Co Ordinator

We are looking for a professional with a minimum of 4 years clinical experience within a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse role, desirable but not essential, who can demonstrate a passion for safeguarding children and young people. The post holder will provide safeguarding supervision, training and support to the staff of the 0-19 children’s public health service within North Tyneside Council. The post holder would need to evidence a commitment to working in a challenging environment.

The post holder will support the Senior Manager in the provision of good professional practice within the organisation and provide advice and knowledge to staff and partner agencies. They should have specific expertise in children’s health and development, child maltreatment and local arrangements for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

The essential requirements of the post are:
• 1st level NMC registration
• 4 years post registration safeguarding experience.
• Experience of safeguarding children policies and procedures
• Experience of current national and local public health policies.
• Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post

For further information please contact:
Jo Connolly Senior Manager 07813763630
Mel Baxendale Safeguarding Lead Nurse 0191 6438970

Please be advised that this position will require an Enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.