Group Director of Midwifery

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Site Royal London Hospital/John Harrison House Town London Salary £97,894 - £111,817 per annum inc Salary period Yearly Closing 29/11/2020 23:59 Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers. The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients. Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together. Barts Health NHS Trust Advert for Group Director of Midwifery – Band 9 An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Barts Health as the Group Director of Midwifery. This is a prestigious senior leadership opportunity for an exceptional candidate. We are at a critical point in our improvement journey and this role is pivotal to our on-going success. The Group Director of Midwifery reports directly to the Group Chief Nurse and provides professional leadership across the Trust to the midwifery profession and ensures effective midwifery input into the development of the Trust strategy, policies, business planning and quality assurance and improvement.  The post-holder will be a key member of the Chief Nurse’s Senior Leadership Team and also the Nursing, Midwifery and AHP Board. They will co-chair the Women’s Health Board and be a key player in the LMS.  If you have extensive experience of being a senior midwifery leader who lives our WeCare values and have the ability to work with complexity, across a wide sphere of influence with multiple stakeholders and you have a passion to continuously improve the experience of mothers, babies families and communities then we would like to hear from you. We use our distinctive WeImprove approach  to create measurable, staff-led change, which benefits our staff and patients. Our patients are right to expect that our WeCare values are embedded in all we do, from the way the trust is lead, to the way we communicate with patients and staff. With the support of our charity , we are able to improve lives for people in our communities, transform patients’ lives and commission world class research . Of course, the best measure of our success comes from the patients themselves and we welcome and act on feedback from patients and their families. Working at Barts Health NHS Trust, you will be entitled to up to 33 annual days leave, depending on your years’ service. You will also enjoy NHS staff discounts and Employee Salary Sacrifice Scheme. For an informal discussion with Caroline Alexander, Group Chief Nurse or Gloria Rowland, our current Group Director of Midwifery please contact Cynthia Renders on or We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. Our people strategy for 2 sets out our priorities and an action plan to meet our ambition. In this strategy, we set out the deal we are offering to you in return for living and breathing our values so that they shape everything that you do every single day. As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate. We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful. 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 By applying for this post you are agreeing to Barts Heath 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.Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults. You must have appropriate UK professional registration. This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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