Senior Safeguarding Children Administrator

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS - Derby (30+ days ago)

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Secondment opportunity for 12 months

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an accomplished administrative professional to join the Safeguarding Unit to work as Senior Safeguarding Administrator. This is a year long secondment in a Band 4 role and is 22.5 hours per week (due to staffing levels, candidates must be available to work on Monday, Tuesdays and Fridays). You must have permission from your Line Manager to apply for this role on a secondment basis.

The role of the Senior Safeguarding Administrator will be primarily to work in collaboration with the Child Protection Medical Co-Ordinator to organise and process medicals for children who may have suffered physical or sexual abuse but there will also be scope to assist the Safeguarding Unit Co-Ordinator with other aspects of administrating the safeguarding duties of the Trust. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual, who can provide high quality administrative services to assist a multi discipline, multi agency team. The post holder will need to show initiative and independent judgement, be comfortable with decision making and taking responsibility for their actions as well as being able to fit into the team structure of the Unit. This role will work closely with the Unit Co-Ordinator and be expected to cover for the senior manager during any leave.

The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong experience of a busy office environment. They will enjoy working with numerous agencies, with a mixed and unpredictable workload. This post would suit a candidate who can demonstrate emotional resilience, calmness under pressure and supreme professionalism.

This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

Please ensure you regularly check the email account that you use to submit your application, as any further communication regarding your application will be sent electronically.

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE ATTACHED GUIDANCE NOTES BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION FORM.

DBS Check

The cost of undertaking a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service formerly known as CRB) disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure which will be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a standard check is £26 and an enhanced check is £44.

IMPORTANT - REFERENCES
We are obliged to check employment history for at least the past 3 years for successful candidates. Please ensure that the referees you provide us cover at least the past 3 years of your employment/training.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of all our staff. We will consider applications to work flexibly.

PLEASE NOTE, OUR SALARY SCALES ARE INCREMENTAL, AND STAFF NEW TO THE NHS WILL USUALLY START AT THE BOTTOM INCREMENT OF THE PAYSCALE ADVERTISED .

NO AGENCIES PLEASE.