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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/12/2019.

Lead for Professional Practice and Professional Midwifery Advocate

Job Reference: 284-19-DWAG-1586

Employer:
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Maternity Specialist Midwives
Location:
Birmingham Women's Hospital
Salary:
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.

For most roles flexible working may be considered, we would encuorage you to speak to the recruiting manager about this.


Lead Midwife for Professional Practice and Professional Midwifery Advocates

Birmingham Women’s and Childrens Hospital is one of only two Trusts in the country specialising in the care of women and delivers the highest standards of care for women, babies and their families each year we deliver over 8,300 babies. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a confident, motivated, forward thinking and dynamic senior midwife to join our senior midwifery management team in the role as theLead Midwife for Professional Practice and lead Professional Midwifery Advocate.

We are a national leader for maternity services transformation as an early adopter for Better Births developing services that wrap around and empower women as well as being sustainable financially and operationally. If you are interested take a look at the Maternity Transformation Programme Early Adopters (NHSE website) england.nhs.uk/mat-transformation/early-adopters/#bump.

Birmingham Women’s has an excellent reputation and is a centre of excellence. It is an exciting environment to work in and a great place to develop your career for many years to come. We have some of the leading experts in their field, and, after featuring on One Born Every Minute our teams are famous for their professionalism, skill and compassion.

The successful candidate would be accountable to the Head of Midwifery and report directly to the Deputy Head of Midwifery and would be responsible for leading midwifery professional practice and standards whilst fulfilling the role of lead professional Midwifery Advocate, coordinating and developing our inspirational growing team of PMA’s.

Birmingham is a vibrant and exciting city to live, its central location and good transport links provides easy access to the beautiful surrounding countryside and other parts of the UK.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.




Please ensure that you read and understand the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children and/or working with adults.

In 2021 Birmingham is set to introduce a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) to reduce harmful emissions, improve air quality in the city and the health of our children and young people. This is not a ‘congestion charge’ and does not apply to the vast majority of vehicles entering the city centre. Exceptions for NHS staff who earn under £30k and work in the zone are available. If you think the car you drive does not comply with the new regulations, you can begin preparations now. Simply visit the Brum Breathes website to find out more information.

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Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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