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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/10/2021.

Matron, Midwifery, Band 8a

Job Reference: 326-3413332-AD-A

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
East Surrey Hospital, Redhill
£48,971 - £55,064 per annum including high cost al

We want to give you the best possible experience in the next stage of your career.

We strive to be the best place to work and the best place to be cared for. We pride ourselves on supporting our colleagues to thrive in their existing roles and to develop their careers with us.

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill. SASH is:

  • We’ve been named the 2021 Acute NHS Trust of the Year, in the annual Health Service (HSJ) Journal Awards for our clear ambition and vision and a significant improvement journey over a number of years’.
  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission
  • Our staff rate us the best in the country among comparable acute trusts when asked if they would recommend the Trust as a place to work
  • We achieved the top acute hospital score in the country for staff engagement in the last national staff survey
  • In 2019, we were crowned best dementia-friendly hospital in the country and shortlisted at the Health Service Journal Awards for organisation of the year.

Staff benefits

  • Our location: you can access beautiful countryside, historic towns and villages and bustling city life all nearby. With good schools, nature reserves and cultural attractions on our doorstep, and both London and Brighton easily accessible too, there’s something for everyone nearby.
  • On-site nursery
  • Free on-site car parking for staff
  • On-site Boots and WHSmith shops
  • Restaurant facilities
  • Full educational library services
  • Excellent rail and bus links
  • Metrobus, local bus operator offer all new staff one month's free travel to East Surrey Hospital when they first join (please visit the Metrobus website for details and terms and conditions)
  • Lockable storage for cycles
  • NHS pension scheme
  • A huge range of Health Service Discounts at hundreds of big brands from holidays to gadgets and restaurants to retail.

Matron, Midwifery, Band 8a

The Maternity Service at SASH is outstanding and as such we are seeking an outstanding individual to join our senior team. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a dynamic and supportive senior midwifery team.

The post holder will assist the Director and Head of Midwifery in the development and progression of the midwifery agenda to achieve consistency of practice, high standards of care and innovation. Midwifery Matrons rotate throughout the service so the role will enable you to grow personally and professionally within a highly performing environment. The initial focus for the potholder will be to provide clinical leadership for both the traditional Community Midwifery and Continuity of Carer models.

The candidate must be able to demonstrate effective leadership skills, meet challenging deadlines and consistently deliver on key performance targets. We look for a leader who will live our values of compassion, dignity and respect, one team and the promotion of safe high quality care.

You will provide clinical and professional leadership to staff in your designated area of responsibility and work collaboratively with Matrons across the Women and Children’s Division and members of the WACH triumvirate.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to undertake leadership development including the opportunity to participate in the SASH + Lean for Leaders programme, working in partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute initiative to transform the care we provide for patients.

Working as a key clinical leader within the Division, you will contribute to the overall achievement of the divisional strategy and play a lead role in ensuring clinical standards are developed, maintained and monitored.

In return you would be given the opportunity of working in a unit rated by the CQC as outstanding and described as having ‘a strong, visible, person-centred culture, where staff are highly motivated and inspired to offer care that is kind, promoting people’s dignity’. You would also be given the opportunity to work in a senior midwifery team described by the CQC as ‘having an inspiring shared purpose to deliver and motivate staff to succeed’

For more information, please contact either Michelle Cudjoe the Director of Midwifery: or Adaline Smith the Head of Midwifery:

Closing date: 24/10/2021 (midnight)

Interview date: 04/11/2021

The Trust is committed to being an inclusive employer - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed. As an employer we offer a range of benefits including, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement networks, facilities and services to support staff well being.

We are proud of our diverse and inclusive workforce and actively encourage applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, race and ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process.

Successful candidates will be appointed to the first pay step within the band when they start with the Trust (unless they have previous relevant NHS continuous service), thereafter individuals will progress up the pay steps in accordance with NHS Agenda for Change (AfC) terms and conditions. For part time roles you will receive a pro rata'd (proportional) salary payment based on the appropriate pay step/point and hours worked in accordance with AfC and all medical and dental terms and conditions.

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust operate a 24 hour 365 day a year service and all nursing, clinical and operational roles will require staff to work 24/7 shifts (if required) unless you are specifically advised otherwise as part of the recruitment process.

On rare occasions some vacancies may expire before the advertised closing date.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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