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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/11/2021.

Maternity Support Worker

Job Reference: 197-RF1435

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Maternity Support
University Lewisham Hospital, London
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum pro rata plus HCAS

We are seeking dedicated, motivated people to help us provide high quality care to our local communities. In return for your hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

A great opportunity has arisen for current band 3’s or band 2 MCA’s at the end of their apprenticeship to try life in the community. Are you looking for a new way of working with women, babies, and midwives? If so, why not give the community a try.

We are looking for community MSW’s to work with fabulous midwives in our community teams.

All of our staff work within our Trust Values; treating all women and their families with respect and compassion; providing high quality, safe effective care. As a team we are respectful of our colleague’s views and work collaboratively to encourage innovation in all we do.

This role comprises working within a Multi – Professional Team delivering high quality care to women and their families. Applicants must have had prior experience working within a Maternity Department and will be expected to work independently, undertaking tasks, whilst remaining under the supervision of midwives. This will include providing care and support to the midwives in clinic, care and support for postnatal women and their babies at home including weighing babies and undertaking the Newborn Bloodspot test, phlebotomy, breastfeeding support and advice including breastfeeding drop-in clinics. This is an evolving position which brings even more excitement, enabling you to work autonomously whilst knowing you have the support of the midwives in your team.

Working as a Maternity Support Worker enables you to gain exposure to a wide range of skills and offers extensive scope for professional development under the supervision of midwives. The Trust provides an extensive range of in-house training and support in ongoing professional development. Your personal development will be identified at your annual appraisal reviews and supported by your team leads and senior midwifery managers.

Please read the job and personal specifications carefully. You need to provide evidence in your application of all the essential criteria. Car driver essential. Must be currently an HCA with maternity experience.

This post will be shortlisted after closing.

UHL - 0.6 WTE (22.5 hrs / week working Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)

QEW – 1.0 WTE (37.5 hrs / week)

Closing Date: 01.11.21

Shortlisting: 08.11.21

Interviews: 15.11.21 (TBC)

For further details / informal visits contact:

Aida Popescu on

For vacancies where a high volume of applications are received, we reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Due to the volume of applications for some posts, it may not be possible for us to contact all applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful.

Mandatory vaccination in care homes - from the 11th of November 2021, there is a legal requirement that all staff working in or deployed into a CQC regulated care home must be fully vaccinated (received both doses of a recognised vaccine). If your role is covered by the regulation, you are required to proof of full vaccination as part of your pre-employment checks.

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For substantive Non Clinical roles Non Medical Recruitment on 020 8836 5770; for Clinical roles at QEH Medical Staffing on 020 8836 6777/6749, Clinical roles at UHL call 020 8333 3215, 020 8333 3147, for Temporary Staffing roles, please contact Bank Recruitment Office on 020 8836 6825/5302, quoting the vacancy reference number.

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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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