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Deputy Matron Labour Ward

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Thornton Heath
£49,178 to £55,492 a year per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
28 May 2023

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Job summary

Deputy Matron Labour Ward

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, confident Midwife with proven leadership skills to join Croydon University Hospital in a role supporting the Clinical Midwifery Manager for Labour Ward, Maternity Triage and Obstetric Theatre as a Deputy Matron.

The post-holder will be passionate about their development and aspiring to work towards a Matron role in the future. The post holder will provide strong leadership support to the Clinical Midwifery Manager and will demonstrate expert clinical, leadership, innovative, and analytical skills, providing an exceptional service to staff and colleagues.

Main duties of the job

This Deputy Matron post will focus on the day to day operational management and leadership for the staff and services provided on the Labour Ward, Maternity Triage and Maternity Theatres. The post holder will be expected to maintain clinical expertise, undertaking band 7 duties/support in line with the needs of the service

Demonstrate a working knowledge of Trust Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines.

Demonstrate and work towards improving the standards by implementation of Quality Improvement projects.

Create a positive learning environment for students, ensuring appropriate support for them and liaison with link tutors

Responsible for timely release of duty rotas, considering annual leave entitlement to ensure that safe staffing levels and skill mix are maintained.

Review & update guidelines and processes

Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be an effective team member. Proactive engagement with the wider multi agency team is essential to ensure safe care.

Underpinned by strong organisational values and behaviours. These attributes are key qualities that we look for in professionals to join our team. We pride ourselves in supporting our workforce through a number of mechanisms, robust preceptorship package, clinical mentorship, individual and group restorative sessions from our PMA's.

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. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children's Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.

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. Croydon University Hospital plays an active role in training the clinicians of the future and works in partnership with major London universities

If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust 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, please contact the manager if you have any further questions

Person Specification



  • BSc in midwifery
  • 3 years post registration as a clinical midwife


  • 2 years experience as a labour ward coordinator

Knowledge and understanding


  • Aware of CoC, maternity transformation program, ockenden report, CNST, and better births

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