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Consultant Midwife

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year plus high cost allowance
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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 are seeking an enthusiastic midwife with relevant experience and expertise to work collaboratively within our senior midwifery leadership team as our Consultant Midwife.

The post holder will provide expert clinical leadership within the maternity service and designated areas by providing professional leadership and support for midwifery staff. They will work in close collaboration with the Director of Midwifery/ Head of Midwifery and Clinical director to support effective clinical leadership, education, and training, practice, service development and research/audit within the maternity service.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide pivotal role leading and evaluation the educational strategy across the Maternity department ensuring all education and development for the maternity workforce meets the needs of the local service and aligned to national policy and requirements. They will act as a regional and national representative for the trust ensuring a collaborative approach to education and service development acting as a liaison and lead with HEI HEE NMC LMNS and other networks and forums.

The post holder will be an expert, autonomous practitioner of midwifery and a role model for midwives. The Consultant midwife will lead, drive forward and evaluate changes in midwifery practice to improve the quality of care to women and their families, in line with key policy documents. The Consultant midwife will provide a consultancy service for midwifery internally and externally and involves acting as an ambassador for the Trust's maternity service, representing it as a centre of excellence.

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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