Assistant Chief Nurse (Safeguarding)
Assistant Chief Nurse (Safeguarding)
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Band 8d £70,206-£85,333 per annum
Job ref: 349-COR-1228
Shape safeguarding in this career-defining role
As one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK – and with more than 20,000 employees – Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is on an exciting mission to deliver high-quality care to the people of Manchester, Trafford and beyond. Our vision is to create and deliver a seamless 24/7 service that extends beyond excellent care within our nine hospitals to well-supported community services within our Local Care Organisation. With safeguarding at the heart of this bold and progressive transformation programme, it is imperative that we have a dynamic and creative team who are committed to delivering results – and that is where you come in.
Within this multi-layered role, you will provide strategic leadership across MFT to ensure we are meeting statutory and regulatory safeguarding requirements throughout our services. Maintaining and embedding governance processes that ensure robust safeguarding measures are in place at every level of the Trust, you will share your safeguarding expertise with colleagues across the organisation and beyond. You will use your expertise to influence the implementation of new city-wide safeguarding governance structures in response to the changes set out in Working Together statutory guidance. Working alongside key partners to lead transformation of the city-wide safeguarding service for adults and children in hospital and community health settings, you will therefore play a key part in designing and implementing a future safeguarding model, that maximises early help to children and families – thereby preventing complexity, whilst also addressing the growing complex safeguarding agenda. Deputising for the Deputy Chief Nurse, your ability to do anything from leading key strategic projects to providing clinical leadership in challenging situations, will make you an invaluable asset to this ambitious Trust.
We are particularly proud of our exceptional and highly-skilled staff – and they in turn are passionate about the contribution they are making to improving the health and wellbeing of our local population. To undertake this role, you will be a Senior Registered Nurse or Midwife with the confidence to push the boundaries of what we are currently achieving. With significant experience in a senior safeguarding role, you will have a good understanding of the complexities of an inner-city service in both acute and community settings. Crucially, you will have exceptional interpersonal and negotiation skills, with the capacity to cement your conversations with fluent written communications. You will also embrace the opportunity to work in partnership with other agencies and professionals, continuing to explore the possibilities open to us when we work collaboratively across the system.
This is a valuable opportunity to take your career to the next level. With the support of a committed team, and the chance to really develop your own skills in the role (fully supported by a personalised plan), you will witness your vision having a direct impact on the lives of thousands. If you have the drive and creativity required to find solutions to complex challenges, then you will thrive in our friendly team.
For an informal conversation on the role, please contact Sue Ward, Deputy Chief Nurse on 0161 701 0331.
Closing date: 18th November.
Interview date: 7th December.
MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve.