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Head of Midwifery Research

Posted: 30 Sep 2020 Closes: 30 Oct 2020
Leeds/London (National role - office base TBC), United Kingdom £91,004 - £104,927 per annum pro-rata
Permanent & Full-time NHS_eP1sVbkrgLH6

Head of Midwifery Research

Job Reference: 990-1-EI3282-CE

Employer: Location: Leeds/London (National role - office base TBC) Salary: £91,004 - £104,927 per annum pro-rata

Our Organisation

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that's job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have an 'home' office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

The Chief Midwifery Officer for NHS England and NHS Improvement is looking to recruit to the new and vitally important role of Head of Midwifery Research; the successful candidate will design and lead the research strategy for the Chief Midwifery Officer (CMidO) for England.

As the Head of Midwifery Research, the successful post holder will work as part of the CMidO's team with the aim of developing, delivering and embedding a national research strategy that speaks to and is of tangible relevance to the entire health and care system as we move forward. The post-holder will also undertake primary research and work in partnership with the Heads of Nursing Research to ensure the vision and ambition reflects the priorities of the Chief Midwifery Officer and the Chief Nursing Officer's strategic aims

Please note this role is a national role and the office base is dependent on successful applicant location.

Interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams meeting online and will ideally take place within a few weeks of the closing date.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Jess Read

Job title: Deputy Chief Midwifery Officer for England

Email address: Jessicaread@nhs.net

Telephone number: 07919 574048

Our commitments to you

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

Applications are welcomed from applicants who wish to apply for a position on the basis of a smarter or flexible working arrangement. Where candidates are successful at interview, such requests will be taken under consideration and accommodated where the needs of the service allow.

Please note that we currently do not accept applications via CV or recruitment agencies.

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