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Director of Midwifery and Head of Midwifery

£72,428 - £83,149 Annual
Permanent
Not Specified
Other
Surrey, Chertsey, United Kingdom, KT160
Job Description

Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) serves a population of more than 410,000 people living in the boroughs of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking and parts of Elmbridge, Hounslow, Surrey Heath and beyond.

We employ around 4,600 individual members of staff and our turnover in 2022/23 was around £429 million. The Trust provides a range of Maternity services that supports over 3,000 births a year whilst caring for a very diverse population and we also serve the population with a Level 3 NICU unit.

Following significant investment aligned to our clinical strategy in our women's health services including Gynaecology and Maternity, we have achieved development of a range of several innovative roles, an upgrade in our departmental estate, and significant success in recruiting midwifery talent to deliver care to our women, birthing partners, and babies in our maternity service. Our next stage is to recruit our senior leadership team. We seek a successor to our current Director of Midwifery who has led this transformation, and to the Head of Midwifery role to lead our expanding team. Both roles attract a Relocation package.

Director of Midwifery, Band 9

A critical role in our senior leadership team, working in partnership with our Divisional Director and executive team, and with demonstrably strong leadership transformational skills you will be strategic, resilient, and compassionate whilst ensuring support and empowerment across all teams with the voice of service users at the heart of care development and delivery. With strong clinical expertise, safety and quality governance expertise, inclusion, and engagement skills you will be professionally accountable to the Chief Nurse and focus on the operational and strategic delivery of consistently high standards of midwifery and gynaecology services ensuring the experiences of women and birthing people are inclusive, consistently high, and learning is embedded into practice.

Working collaboratively with partner organisations across the Integrated Care System (ICS) you will develop and maintain a network of mutually beneficial relationships with the Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS), the Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnership (MNVP), UK Health Security Agency, the Regional Chief Midwife, the Royal Colleges, NHSE and other key stakeholders. You will lead implementation of national polices for women translating them into innovations and improvements in care for women, all birthing people, and babies of our local population.

Our ambition is to attain an outstanding service and you will be critical in leading our teams along this journey in partnership with the divisional director and executive colleagues.

We are looking for a high calibre exceptional individual who has an established record of leadership and extensive experience working at a Head of Midwifery level or already working at a Director of Midwifery level.

If you would like to discuss the role further with Ellen Bull, Interim Chief Nurse for week commencing 13 May 2024, please contact Amy Johnson

Head of Midwifery, Band 8c

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and senior midwife to contribute to the development and implementation of Key objectives across the Women's Health and Paediatric Division. The post holder will work alongside the Director of Midwifery, Deputy Chief Nurses, maternity, and Neonatal Senior Leadership Team, and ICB Surrey and Heartlands. You will contribute to the development of the Maternity and Neonatal Improvement Plan (MNIP), play an active role within the Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) and involve in the delivery of the MatNeo Health Strategy.

You will be taking the lead on midwifery and maternity development programmes, midwifery and nurse staffing including recruitment and retention, measuring, and improving standards of care and the women's experience. The post holder will develop a strong leadership presence in the unit forming strong bonds with the staff and evidencing compassionate leadership. The post holder is pivotal to ensuring the direct delivery of clinical care is safe, timely and compassionate. The post holder will lead a consistent and standardised approach across the organisation to delivery and achievement of NHS Resolution Safety Actions, as well as supporting CNST recommendations, Ockenden and Kirkup recommendations and implementation of national maternity initiatives. In addition to Maternity Services, this post will also provide clinical leadership for our gynaecology service and nurses. This role will participate in the Midwifery manager on call rota.

Our ambition is to attain an outstanding service and you will be critical in leading our teams along this journey in partnership with the divisional director and executive colleagues.

We are looking for a high calibre exceptional individual who has an established record of leadership and extensive experience working at Senior Midwifery Leadership level or already working at Head of Midwifery level.

If you would like to discuss the role further with Toby Cooper, Interim Head of Midwifery, please contact

Closing date: 21 April 2024.

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