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Head of Midwifery and Gynaecology

Band 8c

Main area
Maternity and Gynaecology
Band 8c
37.5 per week
Job ref
Southend Hospital
£59,090 - £71,243 per annum
27/03/2019 23:59

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

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

 All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery.  All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly.  Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making.  Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.


Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far  more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.





This is an exciting opportunity to join our Maternity and Gynaecology service as Head of Midwifery and Gynaecology, dedicated to providing high quality care and safe outcomes for women and their families.

The Head of Midwifery and Gynaecology (HoM) will work in partnership with the Clinical Director, Associate Director, General Managers, Clinical Service Managers, other Clinical Directorates, the Corporate Nursing team and external agencies/NHS organisations to develop service strategies and ensure delivery of targets. The Head of Midwifery (HoM) is accountable for professional nurse leadership and standards of nursing practice throughout the Directorate 

The HoM will lead the strategic workforce and financial planning for nursing at Directorate meetings and lead the delivery of the nursing elements of healthcare governance in conjunction with the Clinical Director and Associate Director. The HoM will lead the governance agenda for the Directorate alongside the Clinical Governance Lead. The HoM will be responsible for managing, through delegated responsibilities, all of the nursing and ward budgets across the Directorate. The HoM would ensure for the delivery of a consistently safe, high quality nursing and midwifery service that is underpinned by a robust governance and safety agenda.

The HoM is accountable to and reports to the Clinical Director and also reports professionally to the Director of Nursing. The CD then must provide assurance on the delivery of all KPIs to the Managing Director at 1:1s and via a team performance review

The ideal candidate will be a 1st level registered Midwife, with evidence of continuing professional development post-registration up to degree level as well as a Masters Degree or evidence of studies at this level and extensive post-registration experience working at Senior/Managerial level.

Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Please contact Mr. Mandeep Singh (Clinical Director, Consultant in Maternal Fetal Medicine) or Traci Maton (Associate Director for Women’s & Children’s ) for any additional information or visit . This may be arranged by contacting Dawn Hutchings on 01702385531