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Maternity Support Worker

Job Reference: 358-1689824-WOM-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Maternity Services
Leicester Royal Infirmary/Leicester General Hospital/Community Midwifery, Leicester
£18,813 - £20,795

      • Are you an excellent communicator?

Are you excited about the possibility of being part of a maternity team committed to providing excellent care to women and their families?

An exciting opportunity for Band 3 Maternity support workers to work within the maternity services at the LGH, LRI and Community is now available.

We are looking for candidates that demonstrate our trust values, that will enable caring at its best.

You must already have completed your Care certificate, have a good standard of education in relation to English and Numeracy and have previous experience in a Healthcare/Maternity assistant role within the last 5 years

You must have a relevant level Senior Support worker level qualification.

You must be motivated and enthusiastic to extend the maternity care assistant role to enable you to support midwives with enhanced clinical competencies such as Venepucture, Cannulation, Neonatal examinations, ECG's, infant feeding advice/support and health promotion, assisting midwives at births.

You will be given the necessary training to perform these tasks and they must be completed within 6 months of commencement in the post.

If you are ready for a challenge and want to enhance your skills to enable you to work more independently, but as a valued member of the maternity services team, please apply.


Candidates will only be shortlisted:

    • If there is evidence of a Level 3 (NVQ) course in a health care related subject.
    • Demonstrate that you have English and Maths GCSE grade C or above or equivalent, on your application form.
    • Have experience of working in a healthcare environment within the last 5 years.
    • Currently have the Care Certificate.

Previous applicants need not to re-apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Please contact the relevant manager in relation to the post that interests you.

Lynn Clayton Community Team Lead- (Community)

Ellie Tewley Delivery Suite Manager - (LGH)

Sharon Bannister Ward Manager LRI - (LRI)

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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