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Safeguarding Specialist Adult

Band 7

Main area
Quality and Assurance Management
Band 7
Secondment: 6-months
Full time: 37.5
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Q&A Safeguarding Team
£45,780 to £51,393 per annum Inc HCAS
13/07/2020 23:59
Interview date

London Ambulance Service covers an area of 620 sq. miles, serves one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse cities and is the busiest ambulance service in the UK. We handle over 1.9 million emergency calls from across the capital and attend more than 1.2 million incidents every single year as well as delivering a 24 hour NHS 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service in South East and North East London that we estimate will respond to around 1.4million urgent care calls by the end of the year.


We employ over 6,000 staff, including volunteers, across London to respond to the health needs of over eight million people who live, work and travel in the capital.

We work closely with our NHS partners and are commissioned by 32 clinical commissioning groups spread across 5 sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and NHS England for our specialist services. We work alongside London’s hospital, mental health and specialist trusts, as well as the five STPs across Greater London.


In addition we work in partnership with the other emergency services, London’s Air Ambulance and London’s Resilience Forums to make sure we are ready and prepared to respond to major incidents and ensure we keep Londoners safe.

As the only pan-London NHS provider we have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in integrating access to emergency and urgent care right across London.


By 2023 we will improve outcomes and experiences for all our patients by providing the right care to patients at the right time, and in the most cost effective way. This will mean up to 122,000 fewer patients being taken to emergency departments when their needs could be better met in a different way, and we will deliver significant efficiencies in avoided costs to the urgent and emergency care sector.

This is an exciting time to join the Safeguarding Team within LAS on secondment as a Safeguarding Specialist - adults.

As a Safeguarding Specialist your main role will be to travel across the Trust regularly to deliver safeguarding training as well as delivering virtual online safeguarding training and being “visible” in the South East sector as a point of contact for safeguarding advice.

You must have knowledge of and be passionate about the safeguarding agenda and have the drive and enthusiasm to implement change and educate staff within the Trust. You will be expected to deliver training and education on both adult and child safeguarding.

You should be a self-motivated individual who is able to work independently as well as being able to work effectively as part of a team. You should have excellent communication, organisational and IT skills, as part of the role will be to liaise with internal and external stakeholders, contribute to Datix reports and produce safeguarding documents.

This will be a full-time, 6 month secondment with inner-London weighting, and no unsocial hours. Whilst your base will be at LAS Pocock St HQ, the team is currently working remotely from home during Covid 19 pandemic and continually under review and subject to change.

We are only looking for registered professionals in health or social care with experience and interest in Safeguarding adults/ children.

For internal candidates, please get permission from your line manager before applying for this secondment.

‘Priority consideration for this post will be given to ‘at risk’ candidates’

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Hannah Whittington – Adult Safeguarding and MCA lead on [email protected]