Careers Image 1440px_By_600px

Development Lead Nurse Thames Valley £22.200

Development Lead Nurse

Location: Thames Valley |
Salary: £22.200 |
Posted: 23 May 2022 |
Closes: 13 Jun 2022 |
Job Type: Part Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: Health Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 11527

Role Responsibility:

Development Lead Nurse 

Solace SARC - Thames Valley, Slough (SL1 2BJ) & (OX26 2NT)

Shifts: 24 hours per week (08:30 - 17:00) Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

Part time - £22,200 per annum (£37k FTE)


Exciting opportunity to join the Thames Valley SARC as a Development Lead Nurse covering Thames Valley SARCs (SL1 2BJ & OX26 2NT).
A Sexual Assault Referral Centre is a dedicated centre providing a comprehensive service to men and women who have suffered sexual assault,
both for those who wish to involve the Police and those who self-refer.  Utilising a multi-disciplinary team of Doctors, Nurses, Crisis Workers,
Police Officers and support staff the SARC will provide crisis support, appropriate facilities and trained staff for completion of forensic medical
examination, provision and advice regarding aftercare including Sexual Health and Emergency contraception, as well as facilitating onward
support and referrals to other agencies, such as Counselling, Independent Sexual Violence Advisors and Health.

We are looking for a Development Lead Nurse to assist in promoting the SARC service to the public and professionals, to do targeted
promotional work to increase the access to service provisions for under represented and hard to reach groups. As a Development Lead Nurse
you will be able to identify areas for continuous improvement and development of the SARC service. You will work alongside with Key partners to
promote collaborative working.

Full driving Licence is essential to this role.


Job outline: 

To promote the SARC service to public and professionals
To do targeted promotional work to increase under represented and hard to reach groups accessing the SARC service
To identify areas for continuous improvement and development of the SARC service.
To develop links with Key partners to promote collaborative working.
To assist in the management of the SARC Service in line with national SARC Best Practice and contractual obligations.
To provide acute forensic examinations for victims of rape and sexual assault in accordance with G4S Health, FFLM and NMC guidelines and the NMC code conduct.


What's Involved:

  • To promote the SARC service to public and professionals
  • To do targeted promotional work to increase under represented and hard to reach groups accessing the SARC service
  • To support the SARC Manager and Clinical Lead Doctor in continuous improvement and development of the service.
  • Liaising and developing links with key partner agencies to develop referral pathways in and out of the SARC Service and promote collaborative working.
  • To identify and engage in Integrated care system (ICSs) partnerships of health and care organisations that the SARC service should be part of.
  • Produce and deliver presentations about the SARC service to partner agencies and participate in promotion of the SARC Service
  • To maintain the Quality Standards for supporting Male Survivors
  • Participate in multi agency partnership working.
  • To support the SARC Manager and SARC Coordinator in the daily running of the SARC service.
  • To support the SARC Manager with Clinical Governance activity (Audit, Training, Supervision, management of clinical incidents) and maintaining CQC and FSR standards.
  • Informing individuals (service users, family, professionals) about the self referral service and the choices available – whilst being aware of forensic windows and services available.
  • To provide telephone support to callers in the context of a sensitive and non-judgmental service, using effective communication skills.
  • To carry out forensic examinations of victims of rape and sexual assault in accordance with G4S Health, FFLM and NMC guidelines
  • To practice as an autonomous practitioner exercising independent and objective clinical judgement within professional guidelines and code of conduct.
  • To treat all SARC clients with courtesy, consideration, care and respect and give appropriate care and treatment in accordance with best practice.
  • To work with and liaise with the Crisis Worker and Specially trained officer to ensure that the client feels in control and the service is tailored to their needs.
  • To obtain fully informed consent for all procedures from the SARC client.
  • To take relevant forensic samples as per FFLM guidelines ensuring the chain of evidence, document injuries,
  • To complete aftercare risk assessments; pregnancy, STI’s, blood-borne virus, mental health and safeguarding.
  • To administer any relevant medication under G4S Health PGD’s.
  • To complete all documentation as per local guidelines including a FFLM Proforma and an Aftercare Form, and store securely as per local guidelines.
  • To complete written Police statements as soon as practically possible, when requested by G4S Health.
  • To attend court when requested to as a professional witness.
  • To act as the Crisis Worker as required for cases, providing advocacy and support.
  • To maintain their SARC Training Matrix by attending quarterly peer supervision, peer review, appraisals, undertaking quarterly reflective practice, completing mandatory training and attending relevant training, events and conferences.
  • To work towards acquiring the FFLM LSOM qualification or equivalent.
  • To adhere to policies and procedures produced by G4S Health and the SARC.
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times, adhering to data protection and maintaining Caldicott Guidelines at all times.
  • Participate in bi annual Employee Development Review (EDR).
  • Carry out any reasonable request from your Line Manager.
  • To deputise for the SARC Manager and maintain the service in their absence.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills:

  • Registered Nurse/Midwife with 4 years post-reg experience
  • Experience and confidence working as an Autonomous Practitioner
  • Experience of Clinical Governance Processes
  • Excellent Safeguarding knowledge and understanding
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral.
  • Presentation skills
  • Experience working with Vulnerable Groups
  • Multi-Disciplinary Working
  • Enhanced DBS Disclosure
  • Venepuncture
  • Speculum Examination Skills
  • Driving License and access to own vehicle


Desirable Skills:

  • Project Management
  • Engagement and Promotional Work
  • Understanding Cultural and Gender based needs
  • Sexual Health
  • Women’s Health
  • Working with Children and Young People
  • Forensic Awareness


This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable people in a caring and compassionate way. A DBS check and relevant police/ prison clearance will be required to exclude any individuals with a history of behaviour which could be considered unacceptable (by G4S or the clients). Safety is of paramount importance and the post holder must ensure that safe systems of work are followed without compromise.    

Please note that this vacancy is subject to a minimum 5 year checkable employment and education history including criminal record vetting. To apply for this role, you must be eligible to work in the


Please Note:  If you are successful at interview you will be required to attend site within 7 working days for a vetting interview.



It is G4S’ current policy (subject to the Equality Act 2010), in the light of the specific work being undertaken, that all [employees] must be fully vaccinated or have had the relevant [“full”]Covid-19 vaccinations [(including any “waiting period”)]  by their commencement date. 


Disability Confident 

A Disability Confident application was made a couple of years ago for the whole of G4S UK and Ireland, although the submission (including case studies etc) came from ESS.  At that time Level 2 was awarded.  Submission was recently made for re accreditation - but this time for Level 3 - and attached is the certificate confirming their achievement (which was again awarded to the whole business).  



Advanced Search: