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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/03/2019.

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Job Reference: 432-HR6039

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Colchester, Colchester
Starting salary will be £28,050 per annum pro rata

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS organisations in the region, employing over 10,000 staff and serving a population of almost 800,000 residents. By merging Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, we can provide the latest treatments locally, and be in a stronger position to save, grow and strengthen the many hospital and community services our residents rely on.

We are an ambitious trust with a simple vision, to provide the communities we serve with excellent healthcare and build a better future for the people of east Suffolk and North Essex. To help us do this, we will work closely with our local partners to deliver more of the joined-up services and care our residents need.

We want the best staff. You want to make a difference.

For our staff and our patients we have the same philosophy: time matters. This new way of working will remove unnecessary stress and frustration caused by the systems we use and the way we work. We will concentrate on removing or improving the things we do that don't work for our patients. For our staff, this means more time to care for patients and greater opportunities to develop skills and experience.

To be the best, we need to attract and keep the best staff. Our size puts us in a strong position to grow, providing more of the latest services. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training. Support from technology and logistics will help us see patients at the right time.

So if your ambition matches ours, its time to work together.

Please note that once this advert closes, your application form will be moved to the Trusts' recruitment system, TRAC and therefore all email correspondence will be sent via the TRAC system.

We are seeking to recruit experienced midwives to join our dedicated team of caring midwives. we are rolling out a Pilot scheme for Better Births, continuity of carer in a geographical model in the community caring for all women and also a team to care for women having an elective Caesarean birth, during this time we require support for the existing teams with a view to rolling out the scheme across the Trust in the future

We are an acute Foundation Trust which spans both East Suffolk and North East Essex these posts are for the Colchester Site caring for women in the unit and in the community

We support approximately 3.800 women to birth their babies per year, we have a co-located Midwife birthing unit which has four Birthing rooms with birthing pools in three and a multitrac system in the other room. We also offer, Cube couches low level lighting and other facilities to support normal birth including the use of Aromatherapy and Hypnobirthing. We have 8 Birthing rooms in the Delivery Suite for women with more complex pregnancies, with two Birthing pools, Telemetry for Continuous monitoring of the fetus, with a central consul in the handover room, thus reducing the amount of interference in the birthing environment. we can also offer the low level lighting, Hypnobirthing etc that is used in the midwifery unit. We also have Two theatres and a recovery as part of Delivery Suite. We have an average of approximately 20% midwife led births per month

Our community teams have recently adopted the 'Buddy system' to enhance the provision of continuity of carer and the Better Birth values and standards. we use maternity Medway for recording all of our care provision in the community, which enables all midwives to have at their fingertips the whole information regarding the care and plans of care for their women. We have on average a 2% homebirth rate, per month.

Please note that this role is subject to a DBS check which will be charged to the successful candidate. Full details can be found within the ‘DBS Information’ documents attached to this advert.’
For further details / informal visits contact:

Julie Hinchcliffe Matron on 01206 742651 or 07826886532 or by email on

Alternatively Sandra Gosling Clinical Specialist Midwife on 01206 742651 or by email on

This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex who meet the essential criteria (excluding all medical recruitment).

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended. Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly to cover the last 3 years of employment.

The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government’s cap on Tier 2 Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

In submitting an application form, you authorise East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust; we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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