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Maternity Matron

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum plus high cost allowance
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The Maternity Matron post is specific to supporting the intrapartum areas of the maternity service including the delivery suite and birth centre. The full time post is suitable for a midwife with good experience in the operational line management of clinical maternity areas. The post holder will be responsible for providing midwifery leadership to the clinical areas and will ensure the efficient and effective use of resources and the development & maintenance of the highest standards of care and efficient service delivery.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will assist the Director and Head of Midwifery in the development and progression of the maternity agenda to achieve consistency of practice, high standards of care and innovation to drive forward service improvement.

The candidate must be able to demonstrate effective leadership skills, meet challenging deadlines and consistently deliver on key performance targets. You will provide clinical and professional leadership to staff in your designated area of responsibility and work collaboratively with Matrons across the Women and Children's (WACH) Division and members of the WACH triumvirate.

For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

The women and child health (WACH) division at Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust comprises of a maternity unit, gynaecology inpatient and outpatient services, a level 2 NICU and a paediatric ward. The maternity unit for all of SASH geographical area is based at East Surrey Hospital. Last year, the maternity team cared for around 5,000 women and birthing people, and was the location for around 4,200 births, making it one of the busiest units in the area. The service provides antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care, provided by a dedicated team of midwives, support workers, obstetrics, gynaecology and anaesthetic staff.

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:
  • Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021.
  • National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do.
  • We are rated the sixth highest trust in the South East and in the top 25% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application clearly reflects where you match them including any examples you would like to highlight.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
  • A complete and accurate application
  • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
  • Evidence of essential experience for role
  • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
  • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
  • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Surrey Hospital

Canada Avenue



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