Associate Director of Midwifery

Greater London
Contract type:
Full time
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Specialist areas:
General, Hospital
Start Date:
Barts Health NHS Trust
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Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

Associate Director of Midwifery & Nursing.

Barts Health is one of the largest trusts in the NHS and one of the leading healthcare providers in the country. The trust’s five hospitals deliver high quality compassionate care to the 2.5 million people of east London and beyond.

Barts Health NHS Trust has a world-wide reputation for innovation in the care of mothers to be, and each birth is very special to us and we strive to make every birth as normal as possible, no matter what the complications. The Trust provides maternity care to over 16,500 women including a homebirth service on all 3 sites. Our client group includes many women with complex clinical conditions to support our care of both mum and baby we have a Level 3 Neonatal Unit situated at the Royal London Site, a level 2 Neonatal Unit situated at the Newham Site and we have excellent facilities in Fetal Medicine. At the other end of the spectrum, we have 2 stand-alone midwifery-led Birth Centre’s one of which is situated in the Isle of Dogs and the other situated in Barking. In addition we have two co-located Birth Centres.

Working at Newham University Hospital

Newham University Hospital is one of our district general hospitals based in East London near to the Olympic Park. The hospital itself retains a real family feel in the heart of the local community. Most of our staff stay for many years because there are so many opportunities to develop themselves professionally.

Life in this part of London is great fun. You meet people from all walks of life and from all over the world. You can easily experience everything life in London has to offer as the transport links are second to none. There are a host of activities taking place in the Olympic Park, and the Olympic legacy means you are never short of a sporting activity to take part in. If shopping’s your thing, you can’t go wrong with Westfield Stratford and O2 and canary Wharf is in easy striking distance.

Barts health provides health and wellbeing opportunities for staff such as free dental care, eye tests, acupuncture, theatre tickets, free bits, mindfulness sessions, discount loyalty cards, organised holidays and on site activities.

Band 8D: Associate Director of Midwifery and Nursing – Newham University Hospital

Due to promotion of the current postholder, we are looking for an experienced head of midwifery to lead the midwifery and nursing workforce at the Newham University Hospital (NUH) site.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative and forward thinking team. We are the largest maternity service in the Barts Health Group and have an innovative, passionate team committed to providing excellent maternity care for the women, and families, of East London.

The maternity unit at NUH comprises of a 16 bedded labour ward, a 61 bedded maternity ward, stand-alone maternity day assessment unit and triage, fetal medicine unit, alongside and stand-alone midwife-led birth centre, antenatal clinic and booking centre. We are proud of our maternity service and are on an exciting maternity improvement journey. We have a large community workforce consisting of 6 midwifery teams providing care to families in Newham. As part of the National Maternity Review, we have a caseloading midwifery team for the Newham site and our second caseloading team will be operational within the next few months. We are funded for a midwife to birth ratio of 1:25 and have very minimal vacancies.

You will need to possess significant midwifery experience, strong leadership skills and excellent communication and networking skills. You will be self-motivated, enthusiastic and have a passion for continuous development and improvement of maternity services, collaborative working, and maternity staff development.

You will be supported within your role by the senior leadership team and personal and professional growth is encouraged. We are part of the East London Local Maternity System (LMS) and as a maternity service have excellent representation on all the workstreams. You will be encouraged and supported to participate in the LMS which is a fantastic opportunity for development.

This is a full time post, with on call commitments and some weekend working.

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Barts Health NHS Trust
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Contact: Marian Gomoh

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