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Practice Development Midwife

Band 7

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Band 7
Band 7
Fixed term: 12 months (Maternity cover)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
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Croydon University Hosptial
Thornton Heath
£46,836 - £52,849 per annum inc HCAS
Salary period
02/10/2022 23:59

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.


Job overview

Croydon is a busy, exciting and diverse place to work. The borough has one of the youngest populations in London and continues to grow. Croydon Health Services cares for local people at Croydon University Hospital, Purley Memorial Hospital and in clinics and people’s homes all across the borough.

Croydon University Hospital (CUH) maternity delivers 3300 babies every year from women of a wide and diverse background. CUH has been rated as ‘Good’ by the CQC and we are looking for strong, clinically credible leaders to help us in our journey to a CQC rating of ‘Outstanding’.

As the Practice Development Midwife, you will be expected to support 

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

The post will close once we receive a sufficient number of applications.


This list is not exhaustive. Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role in job description and person specification

Working for our organisation

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. 

These include:

  • Croydon University Hospital
  • Purley Hospital
  • The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Thornton Heath
  • Community bases at Purley, Sanderstead, New Addington, Broad Green, Woodside
  • A minor injuries unit in New Addington




Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role in job description and person specification


Interview date TBC

Person specification

Education/ Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • • Registered Midwife
  • • BSc in Midwifery
  • • Evidence of professional development
Desirable criteria
  • • Quality improvement training
  • • Audit qualification or evidence of significant knowledge and experience of audit


Essential criteria
  • • 3 year’s post registration experience
  • • Experience in working in all aspects of clinical midwifery in both hospital and community setting.
  • • Evidence of working in a complex environment and coping with competing priorities
  • • Experience of working as part of a team and can demonstrate principles of effective team working
Desirable criteria
  • • Experience of working in Clinical Audit
  • • Experience in implementing change with measurable improvement plans
  • • Experience of problem-solving, analysing complex information, interpreting and presenting data clearly
  • • Experience of implementing NICE & RCOG guidance
  • • Report writing for a range of audiences
  • • Experience of developing and delivering training programmes.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Memuna Sowe
Job title
Interim Consultant Midwife
Email address
Telephone number
020 8401 54017