Job Description

Job Reference: 199-3012295-RB-SR

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Specialist Safeguarding Midwife
Croydon University Hospital, Croydon
£43,712 – £49,325 pro rata per annum incl HCAS

About Croydon Health Services

Croydon is a busy, exciting and diverse place to work. The borough has one of the youngest populations in London and continues to grow. Croydon Health Services cares for local people at Croydon University Hospital, Purley Memorial Hospital and in clinics and people’s homes all across the borough.

We are a very close-knit and friendly organisation where everyone of our 3600 members of staff is valued. We strongly believe that our employees are our greatest asset and so through Listening into Action – our way of engaging staff – we empower everyone at any level to initiate and bring about real improvements in our care.

As a Trust, we are striving to be at the forefront for how the NHS is trying change and working in partnership with others to join up services for everyone, from the very young to the elderly.

We offer many flexible and part-time working opportunities and all of our employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, including parking, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme. We value diversity and promote equality of opportunity.

We particularly welcome applications from black, asian and minority ethnic candidates as there is an under-representation at senior level within Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.

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Specialist Safeguarding Midwife

Band 7, Part time 30 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Croydon Health Integrated Safeguarding Team to appoint an enthusiastic Specialist Safeguarding Midwife.

We are looking for a motivated professional with excellent communication skills who is able to provide both strong advocacy on behalf of the client group and partnership working within the role.

The post holder will undertake the role as Lead Midwife for Teenage Pregnancy for the Trust in accordance with the role and competencies outlined with ‘Working Together’ 2018 and the RCPCH Intercollegiate (2019) guidance which will include professionally supporting other members of the maternity safeguarding team.

The post holder will be a highly visible safeguarding midwife and as such expected to provide specialist knowledge, advice and clinical expertise to all staff in maternity services in all areas of safeguarding including children, young people and adults of concern. The post will be divided into 80% Lead Midwife for Teenage Pregnancy (safeguarding) and 20% Clinical Midwifery Management.

Working as a team player, your role will require excellent assessment skills, partnership working and a strong commitment towards achieving the outcomes to improve the health of this client group. You will be expected to demonstrate clinical expertise and governance in all aspects of your work with particular attention to safeguarding maternity concerns being supported by robust organisational supervision, guidelines and policies.

In return you will receive dedicated support and professional development and leadership skills alongside the wider integrated Team between South West London CCG (Croydon-based) and Croydon University Hospital NHS Trust.

Interviews will be held on the 17th May 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJen SarsbyJob titleHead of Safeguarding and Children Looked AfterEmail addressjen.sarsby1@nhs.netTelephone number07785 512 326

Further Information


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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

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