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Deputy Head of Midwifery

NHS AfC: Band 8b

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NHS AfC: Band 8b
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£53,168 - £62,001 per annum
09/08/2020 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

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Maternity services is an integral part of the Women’s and Children’s Division at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) and is an innovative exciting place to work. Committed to a collective leadership approach we have implemented our first Shared Decision Making council across the division.

We are looking for an energetic and inspirational leader with extensive experience as a midwife who is looking for breadth of experience as part of a dynamic maternity team. You will be a passionate advocate for women and family-centred care and will work with the Divisional Midwifery Director, Chief of Service and maternity teams who are all deeply committed to continuously improving the Maternity services at NNUH.

You be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence and an ability to drive the department towards our ambition to be an outstanding service.

You will have a robust understanding of the many opportunities and challenges facing women’s & children’s health services including the Maternity National Safety Ambition, Continuity of Care agenda, the Mat-Neo Collaborative, CNST, Better Births and working proactively as a key leader in our Local Maternity System.

We would welcome applications from midwives who are confident in and excited by leading system-wide change and working collaboratively with partners.

It is important to us to ensure we have a compassionate individual to be part of the development and delivery of our strategic vision and someone who will embrace change in an environment where the provision of personalised and compassionate care remains fundamental.

If you’re someone with the ambition and courage to make our Maternity Services outstanding, please apply.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is a beautiful, purpose built, modern hospital with bright and airy atriums flooding the building with beautiful Norfolk sunshine. In a recent survey, 97% of friends and family would recommend NNUH to a family member; this is a direct result of out 7,500 strong multi-disciplinary workforce working together in a constant effort to improve patient care. With strong links to the University of East Anglia and Norwich Research Park we want to give our staff every opportunity and the support to achieve their potential.

In Norwich a staggering 77% of people say they love their job. Although less than 2 hours from London and serviced by excellent transport links , Norwich is one of few UK cities that still retain a strong local identity and with that a strong sense of community – people walk down the street and say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee order, you get to know about interesting local projects.

This strong sense of self along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the best city to work in.

Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Open for applications: 14th July 2020

Close for applications: 9th August 2020

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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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Emma Hardwick
Additional information

Emma Hardwick - Divisional Midwifery Director

Tel: 01603 289041