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Head of Midwifery & Children's Services

Job Reference: 209-A-19-1906300-B

Employer:
East Cheshire NHS Trust
Department:
Maternity
Location:
Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, Macclesfield
Salary:
£61,777 - £72,597 per annum (subject to matching)

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care. Join our team and support our vision of delivering the right care first time, every time.


Head of Midwifery, Women’s and Children’s Services

Following the retirement of the previous post holder, East Cheshire is recruiting to the position of Head of Midwifery, Women’s & Children’s Services.

This is a newly designed post leading operationally on a complex agenda across Women's and Children's Services, ensuring the delivery of thekey quality, performance and safety agendas and supporting the trusts strategic direction.

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to play a pivotal role in the delivery of maternity, gynaecology and children’s services locally and regionally. Networking with strategic partners, and Heads of Midwifery in the region you will take an active role in the Greater Manchester and East Cheshire Local maternity system (LMS) in delivery of the LMS plan and transformation.

You will display significant leadership ability, clinical credibility and proven record of leading teams, service development and governance.

The successful candidate will be an advocate for women, their families and represent the voice of midwifery throughout the division and wider in the organisation.

The Head of Midwifery, Women’s & Children’s Services will be part of the senior team in the Planned Care directorate working with the Clinical Leads, Associate Director and service managers.

Over 1500 women chose to birth at East Cheshire, with over 40% currently receiving continuity of carer in line with Better Births.

Weachieved good in all domains in the latest CQC assessment and achieved the 10 CNST safety standards.

This post is Permanent. Secondment opportunities will be considered for the right candidate.

Hours per week: 37.5

Closing date: 10th December 2019

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate.

If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

To keep up to date with all of our latest Recruitment activity here at East Cheshire NHS Trust, take a look at our Careers website with lots of information on how to join our team and Facebook and Twitter pages, links to which can be found on the right hand side:

Visit our Facebook page: Careers at East Cheshire NHS Trust

Follow us on Twitter: @CareersECT

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kath Senior, Executive Director of Nursing and Quality

Email: PA jemma.taylor1@nhs.net

Telephone: 01625 66 1102




Please read the guidance for applicants and completing the application form documents prior to completing your application form (documents are located to the right).

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). In order to facilitate applications from all members of the community the Trust is able to offer services including Braille Applications and Interpreting Services.

The Trust may close any advertised post before the stated closing date. We recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

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 apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that 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 East Cheshire NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the advert closing date, regretfully you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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, 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.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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