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Safeguarding Nurse Advisor Assistant

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 979
  • Published: Tue 26/10/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 02/11/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £25,000 - £29,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

Safeguarding Nurse Advisor Assistant

Sessional working shifts at hourly rates of £13.39 - £14.13

About Us

Newham is an incredibly diverse borough with a very young population and is experiencing considerable regeneration as part of the Olympic legacy. There are over 86,000 children and young people in Newham and we want each of them to have the same life chances as young people in other parts of London.

This post is directly employed by the London Borough of Newham, who was the first London borough to offer a fully integrated 0-19 health and social care service after we assumed direct responsibility for providing School Nursing services, Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnership in 2017. Therefore our Brighter Futures directorate will be delivering the 0-19 Healthy Child programme through the Childrens Health Service.

We have a stable and permanent management team in the Childrens Health Service and are now recruiting a sessional worker to support our Health Safeguarding Team.

The Children's Health 0-19 service had their CQC inspection in 2019 and rated Good in all areas.

The Job

The Children's Health Safeguarding team provide expert knowledge in safeguarding children and provide the Children’s Health 0-19 Service with child protection training, child protection supervision, support and advice. They are up to date with current legislation which inform polices, guidelines and professional practice. The service have specialist advisors who work within our Children’s Triage Service, in a multi-agency setting providing analytical health research for referrals and attend MASH meetings.

The post holder will be responsible for a wide range of quality support functions to these advisors including;

• To input demographics information accurately from RIO to CRM systems.
• To allocate referrals to monthly team planner from Children’s Triage.
• Maintain excel spreadsheet and assist with Children’s Triage / Safeguarding audits.
• To deal with a range of queries from staff and internal and external agencies in a polite and helpful manner.
• To receive all incoming calls to the Service and deal appropriately in a courteous manner and assisting where necessary and taking messages for team members.
• To update patient information on files and on RIO database systems ensuring data quality is monitored and any concerns rose.
• To provide administrative support to Safeguarding Team for presentations including setting up of equipment, providing necessary resources as appropriate.
• To have a good knowledge of safeguarding children and confidentiality.
• To maintain electronic filing systems and ensure information relating to service users is accessible to relevant staff, ensuring confidentiality at all times.

About You

The successful candidate must be/will have;

  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent
  • Maths and English GCSE or equivalent
  • Possess high levels of administrative and communication skills and has the ability to work proactively as part of a team
  • Competent computer/IT skills
  • Knowledge and experience of using Microsoft package programmes such as Word and Excel
  • Ability to deal with highly confidential client/staff information
  • Have a flexibility and approachable manner

Further information and duties can be found in the attached job description

Our offer -

We recognise that delivery of quality services to the community depends on a healthy, well-motivated workforce, we are therefore able to offer;

  • Genuine management support: Low supervisor/supervisee ratios. Employee wellbeing programmes. HEART values and behaviours.
  • Money Matters: Competitive hourly rates
  • Support with Learning & Development


For further information, please contact sessionalworkers.childrenshealth@newham.gov.uk

Please note shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email within two-four weeks of the advert closing date, so please ensure you check your inbox and junk folders. Whilst affected by COVID-19, interviews may be facilitated by video, using Zoom or MS Teams.

*A sessional worker is the term used the by local authority to describe Bank staff- you will be called on as and when the council require your services. You are not under no obligation to accept all offer of work made, giving you flexibility within the role. There will be no minimum number of hours each week and because of the needs of the service and fluctuation in the need for sessional work, the dates and times you could be offered may be varied and at short notice.

Previous candidates need not apply

Closing Date: 2nd November 2021

Please view Safeguarding Nurse Advisor Assistant Job Description

Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic dis

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 979
  • Published: Tue 26/10/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 02/11/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £25,000 - £29,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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