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NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
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Northwick Park
Northwick Park Hospital, Maternity Building, Watford road, Harrow
£47,078 - £54,633 per annum inc HCAS
31/03/2019 23:59
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Lead for Education Women's Services

NHS AfC: Band 8a

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre. St Mark’s & LNWH has a major teaching commitment and we have recently been awarded University Hospital status after being granted membership of the Association of UK University Hospitals. To find out more about our Trust, why not view our video We are London North West University Healthcare

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting by being:

  • Compassionate
  • Responsive
  • Innovative

We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • H onesty
  • E quality
  • A ccountability
  • R espect
  • T eamwork

These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 7 Midwifery clinical practice educator/practice development midwife to join the Education Team as a Band 8A Lead for education women's services.

The post-holder is responsible for leading and managing the professional education team in partnership with the Consultant Midwife and the Consultant Lead for Medical education. As a collaborative team the expectation is the learning needs of doctors, midwives, nurses and Maternity Assistants within the Maternity Unit are met.

This will involve working closely with Obstetric Hub and senior management team, as well as Midwifery Matrons, and Nursing colleagues and other disciplines to identify learning needs in order that commissioning with higher education institutions/ providers is coordinated and streamlined for women’s services. The post-holder will participate, inform and advise on future professional education and training, ensuring cost effectiveness and outcomes are in line with the organisation strategic direction. 

The role requirements also  include:

  • Managing your team
  • teaching and facilitating mandatory training for all maternity staff
  • Delivering the Preceptorship programme to newly qualified staff
  • Orientating all new staff to the maternity unit
  • Supporting all midwives in developing new clinical skills
  • Developing and teaching on internal training days e.g. IV Drug Administration/Suturing
  • Maternity Assistant professional development
  • Good personal and communication skills and the ability to work within a dynamic team
  • Responsibilities will include maintaining training databases, collating reports and having good computer skills e.g. Excel

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details on how to gain an insight into the role please contact:


Yvonne Bailie on 0208 8695513



June Pembroke Hajjaj on 07387230623