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Midwifery Team Leader

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pro rata pa inc of HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

This is an exciting developmental opportunity for motivated and experienced midwives to join our Labour ward team at Croydon University Hospital NHS Trust as a Band 7 Labour Ward Coordinator on a part time basis. We are looking for a Band 6 Midwife who is keen to be developed and aspiring to be a Midwifery Team Leader for Labour Ward. The successful applicant will work WTE 0.61 at Band 7 (2 shifts) and the remaining WTE 0.39 at Band 6. This is an amazing opportunity to be mentored by experienced Band 7s and develop your career.

We are looking for forward thinking, positive leaders who can help us to continue to achieve great things. The successful candidate will already be working at an advanced level, with a wide range of clinical skills and experience in various settings and can support junior staff whilst ensuring quality care provision to women.

The role will involve supporting and promoting change as we continue to implement and embed our continuity of carer models into practice. You will work closely with the Labour Ward Matron to ensure that high standards of care and quality assurance is maintained. The successful candidates will have the necessary skills, confidence and temperament to practice autonomously and coordinate a busy Labour Ward and Obstetric Theatres providing expert clinical and managerial leadership to the multi-disciplinary team on your shifts.

Main duties of the job

1. To work in accordance with the Trust's Values to consistently demonstrate the behaviours required. The postholder is required to carry out his/her role in accordance with the organisation values, standards and behaviours, in a Professional, Compassionate, Respectful and Safe way.2. To ensure that Croydon Health Services Trust's policies and procedures are adhered to.3. To have responsibility for the Health, Safety and Welfare of self and others and to comply at all times with the requirements of the Health and Safety Regulations and the Trust's Health and Safety policies and procedures.4. To ensure confidentiality at all times, only releasing confidential information obtained during the course of employment to those acting in an official capacity in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act and its amendments.

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon.Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff.If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust that's making a real difference then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what you're looking for.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role or contact the recruiting manager - Siobhan Harding

Interview date: TBC

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Midwife
  • BSc in Midwifery
  • Evidence of professional development
  • Assessor/mentorship course or equivalent ALSO/NALS/MOET course


  • Masters in Midwifery, or evidence of working towards
  • Professional Midwifery Advocate
  • Managerial/Leadership qualifications and / or experience



  • Awareness and understanding of current national and local midwifery issues.
  • Demonstrate a desire to improve standards
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and risk management
  • Understand systems of team approach in midwifery
  • Understanding of change management process.



  • Extensive post registration experience
  • Experience of working in both hospital and community settings
  • Evidence of contribution to developing midwifery practice or education and training.
  • Guideline and policy development Clinical audit


  • Formal teaching practice in the classroom
  • Experience of implementing change management projects
  • Management of people



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Teaching and presentation skills
  • IT skills - awareness of data quality issues
  • Ability to initiate change and participate in implementing new policies and procedures
  • Ability to be objective when assessing staff
  • Ability to give and receive feedback


  • NVQ Mentor/Assessor Training
  • Examination and assessment of the newborn
  • Experienced in managing groups

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