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Public Health Lead Midwife

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year plus high cost allowance
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Specialist Midwife in Public Health will provide visible leadership and evidence-based information and education to women and their families, midwives and the wider multi-professional team, including external health partners from the VCSO, ICM and LMNS. The post holder will work in partnership with service users, the multi-disciplinary team and local stakeholders to improve and protect health and well-being, reducing health inequalities and improving the health of the poorest families (Department of Health 2013).

Key work will focus on improving outcomes of women/people with modifiable risk factors such as smoking, preterm birth and other public health initiatives to ensure pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period are optimised for health with a focus on the long-term health and well-being of families. Implementation and objectives will be delivered in line with the NHSE 3-year plan. MIS and SBLCBv3. The post holder will represent the maternity department at the local, regional and national levels, when appropriate, influencing service development in relation to public health. The post holder will work closely with the Senior Clinical Midwifery Management Team to further develop related pathways and guidelines to ensure appropriate and responsive care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to perform and continuously develop their skills as follows:

1. Clinical Practice

2. Leadership and Management

3. Education, training and professional development

4. Research, audit, evaluation and governance

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

About us

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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