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Continuity Team Leader

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
(Bordon and Haslemere area)
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum pro rata inc HCAS
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

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

Main duties of the job

  • 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 Trust's 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.

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.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have given us an overall rating of Outstanding.

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 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 community/continuity of carer teams in the Bordon and Haslemere area. The teams operate from bespoke maternity hubs which provide a 7 day antenatal and postnatal service for women and birthing people within this geographical area.

Working within the maternity hub model provides enormous job satisfaction, with a great sense of teamwork and it also supports excellent clinical outcomes and a positive and personalised patient experience. The model of care enables midwives to build relationships with the women and families in their care.

This post holder will need to 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 for a proportion of the contracted hours. 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 maternity department at the Royal Surrey is highly successful it is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. The service has also achieved joint first for patient experience in the 2023 CQC patient Survey, Gold Accreditation under the Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative and has achieved all 10 safety actions as a part of NHS Resolutions 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.

For an informal tour, or if you would like to learn more about the role, please speak to Clare Cardu, Head of Midwifery, 01483 571122 ext 2319.

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

(Bordon and Haslemere area)


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