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Deputy Transformation Midwife

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Chichester & Worthing
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Part Time
We are looking for an experienced midwife ( Fixed term: 12 months ), whose key role is to support the implementation of the maternity transformation programme working alongside the Transformation Lead Midwife. The role is to work across the 2 sites of UH Sussex for Worthing & Chichester

You will have an in-depth expert knowledge in quality improvement, clinical/and or system transformation and assurance.

There are superb opportunities for training and career development.

For further information on joining our Maternity team at UHSussex please view

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with clinical and managerial colleagues across the maternity and wider health system to support transformational changes and safety of services.

Supporting the project lead for transformation they will be responsible for the delivery and implementation of the midwifery continuity of carer model at UH Sussex by ensuring the correct building blocks are in place.

The post holder will work with key stakeholders to develop and deliver a project plan to achieve the nationally agreed targets.

The post holder will support the work of any sub-groups arising from the project, monitoring the progress of their work against relevant project plans, ensuring these are in line and on time to achieve the overall aims and objectives of the project.

About us

Join us atUHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Maternity services are transforming to deliver safer, kinder, and more personalized care whilst addressing disparity in maternity services. This transformation can only be achieved when everyone plays their part.

Working under the direction of the Lead Transformation Midwife we will:
  • Reduce local inequity and inequality in outcomes and experiences for our local population.
  • Embed the Personalised Care and Support Plans
  • Co-produce our improvements with our service users that impacts the trust wide improvements.
  • Maintain oversight of the full transformation plan, working collaboratively with other key staff who are leading the maternal medicine network, maternal mental health service, in-house prevention pathways, Badgernet, maternity data and perinatal pelvic health, safety, and quality improvements e.g. SBLCB2.
  • Focus on the building blocks for Continuity of Carer as the vision for the default model of care.

One of the exciting aspects of this role is the focus on listening to and co-producing with our service users and our Maternity Voices Partnership as this will really help us understand and better meet their needs in a way that reflects the circumstances of their lives.

To support the Transformation Lead Midwife with projects associated with the perinatal equity and equality plan, to reduce health inequalities within our most disadvantaged groups in East Sussex.

To work closely with the Transformation Lead to implement strategy to support staff development and retention in relation to those from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Establish links with Trusts Equality and Diversity Leads to ensure pathways are in place to support strategy.

The postholder will support the Transformation Lead midwife to take forward and support delivery of outcomes outlined within The Maternity Transformation Programme (MTP) and the NHS Long-Term Plan (LTP).

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife Diploma/Degree on the NMC register
  • Preceptorship / mentorship qualification
  • Community and core experience
  • Awareness of current professional and practice issues


  • Experience of working within continuity of carer
  • Leadership / management experience
  • PMA

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


St Richards Hospital

Chichester & Worthing

PO19 6SE

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