Maternity Support Worker - Band 3 - Maternity

Zoek Pin Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England

£20,330.00 to £21,777.00 per year

Unspecified (Full time)

Posted 42 days ago

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Maternity Support Worker- Band 3 – Part- time & Full-time hours available – Permanent

Could you help West Suffolk Hospital to deliver the best quality and safest care to our local community?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join West Suffolk Hospital as a Maternity Support Worker.

We have opportunities across our 4 community teams across West Suffolk and in our Antenatal Clinic.

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for providing care to approximately 2,400 women during their childbirth experience. We offer both choice of lead professional and place of birth at home, on our co-located midwife-led birthing unit or multi-professional labour suite.

We pride ourselves on:

A normal birth rate currently averaging 70%.

A service where approximately 20% of babies are born with the midwife as the lead professional.

A combined caesarean section rate of 23% compared with national rates of %.

Midwifery staffing levels within best practice guidance

We are looking for people:

With previous clinical experience in health & social care relevant to the role

Advanced level apprenticeship Level 3

Care Certificate

Who would like to work in the community or clinic.

Who want to support the provision of excellent care to our women.

With IT skills

Who hold a UK driving license

What we can offer you:

A robust induction programme.

A supportive multidisciplinary team in which to work.

Continuing educational opportunities.

Opportunity to gain experience through working with midwifery and nursing colleagues.

If you have the necessary skills, experience and qualities to help us to put women first, please contact:

Karen Bassingthwaighte, Senior Matron for Maternity Outpatients Tel######### or email

**In order to improve efficiency, all correspondence relating to this vacancy, including invitations to interview will be by email only , via NHS Jobs. Would you therefore please ensure you check your emails on a regular basis**

In submitting an application form, you authorise West Suffolk NHS FT to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process, should you be appointed to the post.

CAR PARKING – This post does entitle you to park onsite.

The successful candidate for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure at Enhanced level.

For Band 1 and Band 2 posts, the cost of the DBS Disclosure will be met by the Trust. However, any employees at Band 1 and Band 2 who leave the Trust within six months of commencing their post will have a £10 administration fee deducted from their final salary. For posts at Band 3 and above, the cost of the Disclosure will be met by the appointed employee and deducted in instalments from their salary over a period of three months. If the employee leaves the Trust within three months of commencing their post, any outstanding payments will be deducted from their final pay.

All applicants should click on the link entitled “How will my application be processed?” prior to submitting their application form.

The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.
We will endeavour to notify you on the progress of your application. Please note that this could be via email or post; therefore you should ensure you regularly check your email account for new messages.

We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces community.

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