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Priory Group Division

Central Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£65,000 per annum + Car Allowance



Job Advert - Division Information

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Priory is the leading independent provider of mental healthcare and adult social care in the UK.

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking to recruit an experienced and dynamic Head of Safeguarding and Named Professional for Adults. This established role within Priory works across our Healthcare and Adult Care Divisions and is focused on ensuring excellent practice at all levels of the organisation. The role is a specialist advisor to the Chief Quality Officer whilst also providing support to our network of divisional, regional and site safeguarding leads. The role supports our continuing programme of safeguarding training by guiding our in-house training team. They will work closely with the wider Quality Team to facilitate learning, develop practice in line with national legislative and case law changes. They will provide expert advice into complex cases, working closely with our Head of Mental Health Legislation.

This role gives the postholder an opportunity to work across all 4 UK nations and to be involved in shaping the safeguarding strategy and approach in a way that will fundamentally improve the lives of the 30,000 people that we support every year.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Safeguarding Professional who has worked within a Health or Social organisation, and who holds a relevant professional registration. The candidate will need to be able to work at scale, create meaningful networks and relationships, be able to identify risk and priorities for the organisation, escalating and developing solutions where needed.

For an informal discussion with Colin Quick, Chief Quality Office, then please contact

Interviews will take place w/c 9th October.

What we would like to give you: 

  • 25 days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays + additional day’s leave for your Birthday!
  • Annual leave entitlement increase based on length of service: 27 days after 5 years’ service and 30 days after 10 years’ service
  • Length of service recognition awards
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Initial Disclosure Check Cost covered, if applicable to role
  • ‘My Possible Self’ App and health-related benefits
  • Online discounts and cashback rewards
  • Technology scheme (qualifying period)
  • Cycle to work scheme (qualifying period)
  • ‘Cash for Colleagues’ – Employee referral scheme
  • Career Pathways Programme – for development and further qualifications

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the full job description attached prior to making an application.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy ahead of the closing date if a successful applicant is appointed.

Division DBS info


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS.


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