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Continuity of Carer Team Leader

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum pro rata inc HCAS
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Part Time
The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic midwife to join our innovative and award winning maternity service.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 7 position to provide leadership to ensure effective management of a case loading team.

The maternity department at the Royal Surrey is highly successful it is rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, has achieved Gold Accreditation under the Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative and has achieved all 10 safety actions as a part of NHS Resolution's CNST scheme. The maternity department prides itself on the high quality care it provides to women and families this is achieved by focusing on innovation, quality improvement and staff health and wellbeing.

Main duties of the job

This post holder will need to be passionate about the provision of continuity of carer, be highly organised with an ability to maintain safe provision of care for women within the team. This will include reviewing clinic capacity, activity and staffing and supporting the clinical provision of care in a caseloading model. The post holder will be motivated and demonstrate an ability to facilitate exceptional patient experience as well as provide robust leadership to the midwives within the team.

The Continuity Team Leader will provide clinical leadership, facilitate professional development and operationally manage one or more continuity midwifery teams.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The role will be part clinical to support the team rota and provide clinical supervisory support to midwives to realise their full potential as autonomous practitioners placing women, babies and their families at the centre of care on a continuity of care pathway.

The post holder will work closely with the Senior Team in maternity services and work collaboratively with specialist midwives, the obstetric team, health visitors and GP practices to further develop pathways so that services are responsive to the needs of women and families.

The women and their families' experience of our services will be dependent on high quality, effective and customer focused care and the post holder will ensure that care provided is in keeping with the Trusts vision and values.

Maintenance of a twenty-four hour maternity service for women and participate in on-call commitments as required. The post-holder will be required to work in both the community and the hospital across a 7 day service including night duties.

The post-holder is expected to supervise junior staff and to be able to teach qualified and unqualified staff, including basic and/or post-basic students.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Degree in relevant subject
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Car driver

Knowledge and Experience


  • Ability to demonstrate experience in community midwifery
  • Ability to demonstrate experience in the continuity models of care
  • Ability to demonstrate experience in intrapartum care
  • Leading elements of service provision and supporting of staff
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Evidence of managing people
  • Demonstrable achievement in changing clinical practice

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey County Hospital

Egerton Road



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