Head of Safeguarding - Health

Isle of Man (GB) (IM)
£57,391 - £70,841 per annum + Relocation Package (for permanent position)
01 Apr 2021
27 Apr 2021
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type

12-month FTC – or permanent post on offer

About us: Manx Care, Isle of Man
Putting our residents first.

Hamptons Resourcing are delighted to be partnering Manx Care, Isle of Man in their quest to secure a Head of Safeguarding – Health Services

This is a brand newly created post within the Health Service to incorporate both Children and Adults services combined. This is both an exciting and unique opportunity to truly become a key player in the creation and delivery of safeguarding structures and policies within the Health Service. You will play an instrumental part in both steering and shape the strategic agenda of the overall Safeguarding Service. You will offer strategic direction across health services with a major focus on multiagency stakeholder relationships.

The post holder, a strong people manager, and mentor will take the strategic lead in all aspects of Safeguarding & Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults.

Working closely and in partnership with the Medical Leads for Safeguarding on all aspects of Manx Care Isle of Man Health Service, contributing to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

The Role:

Join our team as Health Services Head of Safeguarding (Adults and Children), servicing the population on the Isle of Man!

This is a great opportunity to take on a leadership role within Health Services, where you will work closely with the Director of Nursing who holds Board responsibility for safeguarding, partner agencies involved in the Local Safeguarding Board, Care Group Matrons, and Clinical Directors. You will have operational involvement in complex cases related to children and vulnerable adults, providing expert advice to the organisation and support to colleagues.

You will lead the delivery of the safeguarding agenda, whilst continuing to foster a culture that encourages high-quality practice, knowledge, and learning at all levels, as well as demonstrating sustainable improvement in the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children.

As part of your role, you will lead and further develop a safeguarding team, which is currently made up of nurses for safeguarding children and adults, and the safeguarding practitioners for children and midwifery.

You will have a clear understanding of the national safeguarding agenda and local statutory responsibilities, to ensure the organisation is compliant with best-practice standards and with statutory safeguarding responsibilities.

What can this role offer me:

You can take advantage of the excellent opportunities we provide for personal and professional development. This includes the use of our Learning, Education and Development Centre and the fantastic range of fully funded courses we support.

By joining us you’ll be stepping away from NHS pressures and demands, as the Island’s healthcare system is similar but separate to the UK NHS.

About the Island and relocating:

Here you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so, if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing, or kayaking, you’ll have lots of places to explore!

There are also lots of great cafes, bars, and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Island’s real sense of community. The island is well connected to the UK, and you’ll also benefit from low-income tax rates (20% maximum rate)

Please look at the two links below for an insight into Island life and working



About you:

You must hold an NMC Qualification
A demonstrable background of managing/leading a Safeguarding Service and teams
An experienced and talented people manager, mentor
Multi-agency stakeholder experience
A solid background in Health Care / NHS and Safeguarding children’s and Adults' experience combined will put you at a distinct advantage.

You will be committed to achieving high levels of performance and the best possible outcomes for our service users.  

What we offer:

 A competitive Salary

The opportunity to further develop your skills in a truly integrated, multi-disciplinary, and well-resourced setting.

Great training and development opportunities

How to apply:

For a confidential discussion, please contact Tracy 07825 305 331 or Simon 07870 620 587 our retained search partners at Hampton’s Resourcing on 01926 353 999 or tracy@hamptonsresourcing.com, simon@hamptonsresourcing.com

The closing date is the 27th April 2021

Related Files

PDFAbout the Isle of Man booklet

PDFHead of Safeguarding Job Spec IoM

PDFNoble's Hospital Nursing IoM

PDFRelocation & Incentive Info IoM