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Regional Head of Safeguarding

NHS AfC: Band 8c

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Regional Head of Safeguarding
NHS AfC: Band 8c
Fixed Term Contract/Secondment until September 2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Based at any NHS England site in the South West area
£59,090 - £71,243 per annum
18/11/2018 23:59
Interview date

NHS England leads the NHS in England, setting the priorities and direction of the NHS and informing the national debate to improve health and care. We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations and want everyone to have greater control of their health and wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving.

NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for their spending. Our work involves the commissioning of health care services in England, and we support local health services that are led by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). We have devised and are delivering a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View.

If the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area supplement. This supplement is not applicable to Executive or Senior Manager or Medical Leader positions. For positions offered on a part time basis, salary and any allowances will be adjusted pro rata.

We will not accept applications for this position by CV or via recruitment agencies.

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Regional Head of Safeguarding – NHS England South West

NHS England South West has the lead responsibility for directly commissioning a range of services as well as providing system leadership and assurance for the quality and safety of services commissioned through the CCGs in our area.

The Regional Head of Safeguarding (8c) post is a pivotal post providing strategic leadership for the assurance and development of safeguarding systems across the South West. The post holder will provide a key link between national work programmes and our local health and social care systems ensuring the effective delivery of the key workstreams and quality improvement in relation to safeguarding service delivery and practice.

The post will be embedded within the Nursing and Quality team in South West (North) working closely with Nursing Directors in NHS England and our partner CCGs.

The successful candidate needs to demonstrate an excellent understanding of healthcare across a range of settings, have a strong background in safeguarding along with proven experience of working in partnership at a system level to deliver improvement to the quality, safety and experience of care for communities.

This post is an ideal opportunity for someone with energy and a passion for safeguarding who is looking for the opportunity to develop their skills and experience of working at a strategic and system level. It is a full time, fixed term contract or secondment opportunity, until September 2019, working within the quality and safety team of NHS England South West (North)

The post holder can be based at any NHS England site in the South West area and there is regular travel required across the South West as well as to Reading, London and Leeds.

Interview Venue:- Sanger House, Gloucester

Interview Date:- 29th November 2018

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details please contact Rosi Shepherd, Deputy Director of Nursing 

Mobile : 07796948974