MASH Safeguarding Nurse
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford, UK
6d ago

The safeguarding children team has an exciting opportunity for a band 6 safeguarding nurse to join the team for a 12 month period commencing April 2021.

The successful post-holder will be responsible for working in the Oxfordshire Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) to analyse a wide range of health information and support decision-making around vulnerable children and young people.

We are looking for a registered nurse with at least 2 years community experience, and evidence of working with vulnerable families.

You must have a passion for safeguarding children, experience of multi-agency working, sound decision making skills and a good knowledge of health IT systems.

This would be an ideal development opportunity for someone wishing to gain experience in safeguarding.

The post is for 18.75 hours per week. Fixed term for 12 months. Possible secondment opportunity. Working pattern can be discussed but must include a Friday.

Due to Covid restrictions the MASH is currently working on a virtual basis, and the post holder would initially be based at East Oxford Health Centre.

There will be an expectation of some time being spent at the MASH office at Cowley police station. This is accessible via 3 flights of stairs and there is no lift, so applicants should be aware of this.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include :

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study.
  • Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services.
  • This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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