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Bereavement Midwife

Job Reference: 196-NM5762

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Women's Services
St Thomas' Hospital, London
£33,660.00 - £43,307.00 p.a HCA

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country, with around 12,500 staff; an annual turnover of more than £1 billion; and 1.6 million patient contacts a year. Our hospitals have a long and proud history, dating back almost 900 years, and have been at the forefront of medical progress and innovation since they were founded.


We are a prestigious, tertiary maternity unit currently delivering approximately 6800 women a year. We care for both low risk women as well as those who have more complex medical needs, or whose babies require intensive surveillance.


We are looking for a compassionate, midwife with experience in working with bereaved families or those who have suffered a pregnancy loss. The role of the specialist midwife is crucial in improving the quality of bereavement care at GSTT maternity unit.


The bereavement specialist midwife role is wide-ranging and requires specialist knowledge both of issues around bereavement and local resources and procedures for when a baby dies. The successful candidate will joining the experience band 7 and will the matron will work together to ensure that key improvements in bereavement care provision are achieved. Please see JD and Person Specification for more details regarding the role.


Closing date: 23rd of January 2019
Interview date: 30th January 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact: Monica Franklin, Midwifery Matron, or Zahra Famili Bereavement midwife,

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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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.

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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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