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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/11/2021.

Maternity Support Worker

Job Reference: 197-R1551

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Maternity Support
Queen Elizabeth Hospital & University Hospital Lewisham, London
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum 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

These are exciting times and with the recent expansion and remodelling of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, opportunities have arisen for Maternity Support Workers to join our Multi-Professional Team in its deliverance of high quality care to our women and their families.

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 postnatal women and their babies, phlebotomy, breastfeeding support and advice, and maintenance of essential equipment.

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. All shortlisted candidates are invited to testing and those that are successful at testing will be invited back for an interview on a separate date.

Applications will not be shortlisted if you do not have at least 1 years experience as a band 2 Health Care Assistant on either a maternity ward or paediatric ward as you will NOT be shortlisted.

Closing Date: 28.11.21

Shortlisting: W/C 29.11.21

Testing: TBC

Interviews: TBC

For further details / informal visits contact:

maternity recruitment team via

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 - The mandatory vaccination regulations will require workers aged 18 and over, who have direct, face to face contact with service users to provide evidence that they have received a complete course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, by no later than 1 April 2022. This will include front-line workers, as well as non-clinical workers not directly involved in patient care but who nevertheless may have direct, face to-face contact with patients, such as receptionists, ward clerks, porters and cleaners. If your role is covered by this regulation you will be required to provide evidence.

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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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