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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/02/2020.

Registered Midwife

Job Reference: 390-W&C-1155

Employer:
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Midwifery
Location:
Southend University Hospital, Southend on sea
Salary:
£30,401 - £37,267 per annnum

Mid and South Essex health and social care organisations serve a population of around 1.2 million people. Within the health system currently, there are three acute hospitals trusts including Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust and Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with a combined income of c£945 million. Recognising that greater collaboration across this part of Essex is required to solve long standing financial, quality and operational challenges, agreement was reached in a number of stages since 2017 to work in an increasingly collaborative way between the Trusts to undertake the reconfiguration of clinical services, supported by an "in common" governance and leadership structure. Since early 2017 we have benefitted from a single executive team across the three organisations. Since January 2019, all of our Trust Boards and our committees meet "in common" only as a matter of course.

In January 2018, the Trust Boards with support from commissioners and from our regulators including NHS Improvement, to pursue a merger of the three organisations. Subject to regulatory approval, we will merge in April 2020 to become Mid & South Essex University Hospitals – a new single organisation, having university teaching and NHS foundation trust status. The new organisation presents an ideal opportunity for you to take a leading and influential role both internally and externally within a health and social care system

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable


We are currently recruiting Midwives to assess, plan and deliver total midwifery care for a caseload of women within the community, prioritising workload and management of time.

We are extremely proud of the maternity service provided by the team at Southend, advocating high quality care and a positive experience for women and their families is a key philosophy alongside continually striving to support professional development and innovation.

Our passion for midwifery led care is demonstrated in the success of our homebirth rate and midwifery led birthing unit.

Working alongside Professor Nikolides from Kings College Hospital Southend's Fetal Medicine Centre provides care for women following the fetal Medicine foundation model.

Our Trust and Local Area

Southend-On-Sea is an exciting place to live, work and enjoy life. Just under an hour from London and Europe (either by rail or air), Southend and the surrounding area is vibrant and cosmopolitan. Local schools have an excellent reputation and the nearby seaside provides a pleasant backdrop as well as opportunities for fun or relaxation. The attractive nearby town of popular Leigh-On-Sea voted the happiest place to live in the UK provides an alternative location for many professionals to settle and wind down after work and is only 3 miles away.

Looking for Outstanding schools? We have 4 of the country's leading grammar schools and multiple Outstanding [Ofsted rated] primary schools in the immediate vicinity

Want a great place to work with big potential? Southend Hospital is the leading specialist cancer hospital in the region. The planned merger of the 3 local hospitals will serve more than 1.1 million people across Essex, employing more than 14,000 staff

For further details / informal visits contact:

Anne Marie Cheeseborough - maternity manager - Anna.cheeseborough@southend.nhs.uk

Debbie Stock - Practice development Midwife - Debbie.stock@southend.nhs.uk




The three NHS trusts within the Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group (“the Group”) are planning to formally merge on 1st April 2020.

Whilst your application may be for a position at one of the three Trusts within the Group, in the event that the merger takes place and you are employed on or after 1st April 2020, your employment will transfer into the Group under the protection of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations also known as TUPE.

Your contractual employment rights will be unaffected by this transfer.


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.


UK Registration

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



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