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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/11/2020.

Maternity Support Worker

Job Reference: 358-2618098-WOM

University Hospitals of Leicester
Maternity Services
Community Midwifery - Leicester City, Leicester/Leicestershire
£19,737 - £21,142

    • 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 in the Community is now available.

The posts will be permanent and Full time and Part time posts are available.

2 whole time equivalent post and 1 part time post to support Community Midwife teams in the City of Leicester.

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, infant feeding advice/support and health promotion, antenatal classes.

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, certificates will be required.
  • Have experience of working in a healthcare environment within the last 5 years.
  • Currently have the Care Certificate.

Please do not delay applying; the post will be withdrawn after a sufficient number of applications have been received.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameStephanie Taylor / Maria KnottJob titleMidwife Team LeadEmail addressMaria.knott@uhl-tr.nhs.ukAdditional contact information

For further details / informal visits contact:

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

Stephanie Taylor – Midwife Team Lead on:

or Maria Knott Midwife Team Lead on :

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments 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 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be 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.

UK Registration

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

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