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Safeguarding Midwife

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive pro rota
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Part Time
Do you want to be part of a talented, forward thinking and committed workforce? Imperial College Healthcare Trust are looking for an experienced practitioner who is confident in their maternity safeguarding knowledge and skills to join our team. We are an integrated safeguarding team led by the Head of Safeguarding. The team covers maternity, children's, adults, domestic abuse and modern slavery. We very much Think Family! Think Contextual Safeguarding!

Based in the maternity safeguarding team, you will be part of a team that provides training, education, advice, and supervision. This role does include weekend working approximately one weekend day every 6-8 weeks. Currently the team is a Named Midwife with two band 7's and one band 6 with admin support. The role will require you to work cross-sites at times.

Main duties of the job

You will work as a member of the maternity safeguarding team. The team covers two hospitals within the trust with approx 10.000 delivers a year combined across both sites. Roughly 20% of all these women/pregnant people are known to the safeguarding team. There are 3 vulnerable caseload teams who offer 1-2-1 care for the women of highest priority whom we closely support.

The role of the safeguarding midwife includes supervision, training, education, managing and maintaining a very busy inbox, liaising with our multiagency partners to ensure that robust plans are in place for our most vulnerable babies. In addition attending a variety of Children's Social Care and Multi-disciplinary meetings (in person and virtual) and chairing meetings are a part of the role. As well as directly supporting women and midwives the role requires some auditing and data analysis. It's a very busy role within an established team but certainly never boring!

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community.

Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We welcome discussions about flexible working and encourage a range of flexible working opportunities wherever we can.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Evidence of continuing CPD
  • Teaching qualification, e.g. ENB 998 or equivalent.
  • Masters Degree in relevant subject or willing to undertake/working towards


  • Child protection qualification
  • Safeguarding supervision course

Previous Experience


  • Experience of working with safeguarding issues
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of working with pregnant women with complex medical/social needs


  • Experience of working with pregnant women with complex medical/social needs
  • Experience of safeguardingsupervision
  • Experience of facilitating supervision



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Awareness of current professional issues within midwifery
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Ability to negotiate effectively.


  • Awareness of Health and Safety issues.
  • Presentation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Queen Charlotte's Hospital


W12 0HS

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