Designated Professional for Safeguarding Adults

The Finegreen Group
South West England
Closing date
5 Oct 2021

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An exciting opportunity has arisen, supporting a large healthcare organisation as a Designated Professional for Safeguarding Adults.

The post holder will work to provide strategic, professional, clinical leadership and consultancy in the safeguarding of adults.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Work collaboratively across boundaries with partner providers of health and social care to provide a seamless approach to safeguarding service users of the organisation, their families, and the general public;
  • Responsible for ensuring that the organisation and the services they commission are compliant with the Mental Capacity ACT (2005);
  • Work in partnership with NHSE Regional Prevent Coordinator to ensure that PREVENT continues to be promoted;
  • Work in partnership with all agencies providing a service to “adults at risk” to support the process of safeguarding, commissioning, procurement, quality assurance and contracting to ensure that the organisation complies with national legislative requirements and delivers excellent standards of service delivery for the residents whose care is funded by the organisation;
  • Take the lead role in maximising the contribution that values, and evidence-based practice makes to the service user journey in the areas of Expert safeguarding Adults practice, Strategy development, implementation & evaluation, Professional leadership and consultancy, Education, teaching and research;
  • Contribute to and influence national advances and developments in the fields of adult safeguarding where appropriate;
  • Exercise a high degree of personal and professional autonomy, utilising an ability to reach complex and critical judgements and decision-making skills to satisfy the expectations and demands of the job;
  • Hold responsibility for the professional leadership, operational management.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • A masters’ degree, or equivalent level of experience at a senior level in specialist area;
  • Must have a professional registration with the NMC;
  • Extensive knowledge of specialist areas;
  • Detailed understanding of the Care Act 2014 section 42, Mental Capacity Act and DoLs;
  • Knowledge of PREVENT and Modern Slavery;
  • Developed communication skills for delivering key messages to a range of stakeholders both internal and external to the organisation, some at very senior level.

For further information on this role please contact Donna Larder on 0161 241 9674 and send a copy of your CV to


Put simply, we help our clients to recruit the best possible people to lead, manage and direct their organisations. Since launching in 2005 we have become an award winning, market-leading consultancy focusing on both public and private sector Healthcare recruitment. 

Leadership skills have rarely been at such a premium - as organisations across both public and private sectors attempt to improve services and standards at a time of widespread change and unprecedented financial constraints.

Like other leading executive recruiters, Finegreen has developed a pool of talent built up over many years, along with established networks, to ensure that right-match candidates get to hear about relevant positions. Where Finegreen differs from many others, is in its willingness to spend quality time with clients - to gain an in-depth knowledge of roles being filled and their importance to an organisation.

During just 12 years in the Healthcare market, Finegreen has developed into a Virgin Fast Track top 100 company - and was voted Recruiter of the Year 2013, 2014 and 2016 at the Health Investor Awards, Top small to medium sized business 2013 -1 2018 at the Best Business Awards, and featured in Recruiter’s Top 10 Public Sector Recruitment providers.


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0345 130 4006
The Finegreen Group
M12 6JH
United Kingdom

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