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Band 7 Recruitment and Retention Lead Midwife

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Midwifery Education Team at BHRUT. We are looking to recruit a midwife for the role of Recruitment and retention midwife, who is enthusiastic, motivated, clinically astute. As part of the education team your responsibility will be to consider innovative and supportive methods for focusing upon retention within the midwifery team.

Main duties of the job

The aim of this role is to lead on and coordinate recruitment and retention activities and the associated administration for the Maternity Department.

Liaise closely with the maternity matrons, the Lead education midwife as well as the HR Department and Trust recruitment team. Co-ordinate local recruitment activities ensure the recruitment process is undertaken in accordance with Trust policy.

Contribute to the ongoing development, implementation and review of the maternity department recruitment and retention strategies and objectives.

The post holder will be required to provide support within a 24/7 work system as required (expectation is to work 1-2 weekends a month, clinically). The role will be based predominantly in the clinical environment.

About us

We provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. Most of our 7,800 permanent staff live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals and we operate from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Community Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

We're pleased to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The Elective Surgical Hub at King George Hospital is one of eight to be accredited as part of a national scheme the Care Quality Commission has raised the ratings for urgent and emergency care at Queen's and King George hospitals and data released by NHS England showed that the Trust was the most improved in 2023 for reducing waits for emergency care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also part of the North East London Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Nadeem Arif, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5938. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Registered Midwife
  • Practice Assessor status.


  • Leadership / Teaching qualification.
  • MSc in relevant subject (evidence of working towards i.e. already on pathway).

Experience/ Knowledge


  • Post registration experience - including significant recent Band 6 experience.


  • Experience at Band 7.

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Queens Hospital



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