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Lead Freedom to Speak Up Guardian posted by Medway NHS Foundation Trust

£28,050 - £36,644 / year

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Band 6
15 hours per week
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Medway NHS Foundation Trust
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum/pro rata
25/10/2018 23:59



Lead Freedom to Speak Up Guardian

Directorate: Corporate 

Salary: £28,050 - £36,644 per annum/pro rata

Band: 6

Interview date: Wednesday 31st October 2018

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved.

With strong leadership the day to day experience for our teams is a great one, staff are valued, excellent quality care is provided and the passion for continuous improvement is high.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated individual who wants to make a real difference, who can successfully engage with all colleagues, in challenging situations to fulfill the role of Lead Freedom to Speak Up Guardian.

As a Lead Freedom to Speak Up Guardian you will have a key role in developing the profile of raising concerns across the organisation. You will be seen and known as someone in the Trust who staff can confidentially speak to if they have questions about a public interest concern or as someone to escalate issues to.

The candidate will support a team of freedom to Speak up Guardians across the Trust to ensure colleagues feel able to raise concerns, no matter how big or small. You will have the ability to recognise and handle information sensitively. The successful candidate will need to evidence the ability and confidence to manage relationships at all levels in the organisation.

It is essential, as the Freedom to Speak up Guardian, to ensure that the primary focus is on the safety concern raised, that the situation is handled appropriately and promptly, while enabling the individual to feel listened to.

The successful post holder will be required to ensure local implementation of guidance from the National Guardians office, set up new initiatives, interventions and develop reports to meet the requirements within the Freedom to Speak Up Reports’ 20 principles for submission at both local and national level.

Support for the role will be provided through a number of channels including the National Guardians Office and a Non-Executive Director within the organisation.

Our culture and values are what drives Medway NHS Foundation Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when you are completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. We are inspiring and ambitious, respectful and supportive, open and we speak up, we are inclusive and responsible.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.   


This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We wish to stress that no discourtesy is intended in following such a procedure, and you should not let this deter you from future applications. 

Successful applicants will be notified of interview arrangements via e-mail, sms text and/or telephone.

We are committed to Equality of Opportunity for everyone and will guarantee an interview to any disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria. 

Medway NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of vulnerable adults and children.

Medway Maritime Hospital is a smoke free site. Smoking is completely prohibited in all Trust buildings, grounds and car parks for patients, visitors, staff and contractors. This will ensure that the hospital is a better place to work and a better place for our patients to be treated

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