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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/03/2022.

Bereavement/Birth Support Midwife - Band 6

Job Reference: 323-GKE2238

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Lyne Chertsey KT16 0PZ UK
£33,922 - £40,872 pa Inc. HCAS

Our vision at Ashford & St Peter’s is to provide an outstanding experience and outcomes for patients and staff.

There has never been a better time to join us in the NHS at Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We provide acute and planned inpatient and outpatient care for our local community with a strong commitment to staff health and wellbeing. We are committed to providing continuous professional development, staff benefits and flexibility to shape our workforce around our patient care.

Our service needs a motivated and compassionate Band 6 Midwife to join our Perinatal bereavement support team in Maternity at Ashford & St. Peters NHS Foundation Trust.

This is a fixed term development post (19.5 hours per week) that will equip you with the skills to support the team to provide bereavement care to our families as well as birth support and birth reflections service.

At Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) we strive to provide personalised safe care, and working within this team will give you the opportunity to provide high quality clinical care, working closely with a multi-disciplinary team, to deliver families a personalised approach to their maternity journey.

Within ASPH we have a range of services. We provide a homebirth service, an alongside birthing centre, a level 3 Neonatal Unit and high risk maternal and fetal medicine service. An MDT approach is always used within these services and we work extremely closely with our NICU team to provide the best outcome for families that require their care.

We pride ourselves in our working culture and the senior leadership team strive to improve the wellbeing and satisfaction of our colleagues. You will be provided with training and development opportunities both within the trust and courses offsite.

ASPH have recently opened a wellbeing hub and staff will have the opportunity to access the onsite gym and other resources.

Main responsibilities:

  1. To co-ordinate and support the bereavement service within the Maternity Department
  2. To participate in the quality development of the bereavement service and to support women and their partners where appropriate.
  3. To participate in the birth reflection and birth support service, supporting parents through loss and trauma.
  4. To participate in the development of guidelines and pathways in relation to the bereavement service working in collaboration with the Midwife Specialist Counsellor.

Please contact Zara Chamberlain on if you would like any further information. Alternatively you can leave a voicemail 01932722879 and Zara will get back to you.

Closing date: 21st March 2022


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Staff Benefits

Flexible working: We want all staff to have a good life/work balance and we will support you to have a working pattern that meets your needs and helps us to provide our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients.

We are Ofsted registered day nurseries at Ashford and St Peter’s sites, catering for children from 3 months to 5 years, and half-term play-schemes for primary school age children, open from 8am to 6pm.

We have car parking on all our sites and a new multi-storey car park on the St Peter’s site. We have onsite accommodation in shared flats or houses.

The NHS Pension scheme helps you to build your pension for when you retire. You receive tax relief on the contributions you make while you are working and the Trust makes a financial contribution as well. The NHS pension scheme has benefits that will support you and your family when you retire.

Career pathways: we support our staff to develop their careers and will ensure that you can access support, training and development to progress and fulfil your potential at ASPH

There are a number of staff benefit schemes running to support wellbeing such as salary sacrifice, discount schemes and cycle to work schemes.

ASPH Wellbeing support includes a brand new Wellbeing hub that features an on-site gym as part of the recreation area, offering exercise classes or use of the gym for free following induction, as well as a relaxation area. We have multi-faith centres on both hospital sites.

Find out more by visiting the guide and links that can be found to the right of this advert.

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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