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Safeguarding Specialist

Band 7

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Safeguarding Department, Quality Directorate
Band 7
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Q&A Safeguarding Team
£45,780 - £51,393 per annum inclusive of HCA pro rata
Salary period
02/12/2020 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 8,000 people who work or volunteer 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.

Safeguarding Specialist

This is an exciting opportunity for a registered professional to join the Safeguarding Team within LAS as a Safeguarding Specialist (combined children & adults) to meet the growing safeguarding requirements for the Trust.

As a Safeguarding Specialist you will be part of a team of 5 Specialists who work across the Trust and deliver Safeguarding Training, face to face and via MS teams. Due to Covid 19 the team are currently remote working from home which is subject to change.

In your role you will also be assigned the North East sector as a point of contact for safeguarding advice as well as representing trust at a variety of external safeguarding meetings. Your role will also include facilitating safeguarding supervision within the organisation in order to support the Trust with supervision compliance.

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 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, permanent post with inner-London weighting, and no unsocial hours. Whilst your base will be at LAS Pocock St HQ, you will be expected to work within your sector area or other locations throughout the week.

To arrange an informal discussion about the post please contact Hannah Whittington – Deputy Head of Safeguarding and MCA lead on

We reserve the right to close the application window early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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
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Deputy Head of Safeguarding and MCA lead
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