Apprentice Maternity Care Assistant

Recruiter
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Location
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, London
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
19 Nov 2020
Closes
23 Nov 2020
Ref
197-RF9439
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
Lewisham and Greenwich Trust provides hospital and community services for more than 666,000 people across south east London. We put patients at the heart of everything we do, which is reflected in the positive feedback we receive. We are a friendly and dynamic place to work, with high levels of job satisfaction and excellent transport links serving our two hospitals - University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Greenwich.

We are seeking dedicated, motivated people to help us provide high quality care to our local communities. In return for your hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Job title - Apprentice Maternity Care Assistant

Area of Work - Core - Antenatal Clinic

Employer - Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Department - Women's and Sexual Health

Location - Outer London - Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Pay Band - 2 Fixed contract for 2 years

Are you thinking of the first step in your career while you are awaiting Exam Results or are you looking for a change in direction?

Maybe you have considered University but would like to learn and earn?

Our Apprentice scheme could be just for you!

These are exciting times and with the recent expansion and remodelling of the Lewisham & Greenwich Trust Maternity Services, opportunities have arisen for Maternity Care Assistants to join our Multi - Professional Team, in its deliverance of high quality care to our women and their families.

You will be completing a nationally recognised Level 2 or Level 3 qualification in the area appropriate to your role, but will also gain paid valuable work experience in an environment where you can make a difference

Our whole maternity service is exciting and innovative and due to this, we received a CQC rating of 'Good' in 2017 which we have followed with another rating of 'Good' in 2018. This follows on from winning the 2016 RCM award for Midwifery Service of the Year. A few more of our recent achievements include:

  • A number of our students have achieved Student midwife of the year awards from BJM and MMA
  • Official accreditation of being Baby Friendly Units, Level 3, on both sites
  • Our infant feeding adviser at QEH won the BJM Peer supporter in improving BF award, 2018
  • One of our incredible mentors made the Nursing time finals for Mentor of the Year award
  • Our vulnerable families team, Indigo, won the Maternity Team of the year MMA, 2018
  • One of our consultant Midwives won the Doreen Norton award 2019 for her work with migrant women


This role comprises of working within the antenatal clinic supporting midwives and the team by maintaining a safe clinical environment. This will include assisting clients, phlebotomy, urinalysis and general housekeeping. All our staff work within our Trust Values, treating all women and their families with respect and compassion and providing high quality, safe effective care.

As a team we are respectful of our colleagues' views and work as a team to encourage innovation in all that we do.

Working as a Maternity Care Assistant enables exposure to a wide range of skills and offers wide scope for professional development. The Trust provides an extensive range of in-house training, which is identified at annual appraisal reviews.

If you are educated to GCSE level or equivalent and fit the personal specification, we look forward to receiving your application. You will need to have achieved GSCE English and maths Grade C (or above) or Functional Skills at Level 2 to be considered for this role. You will be required to upload your certificates with your online application.

If your applicant is on a visa, you must have at least 2 years left on this and you must upload this with your application.

Please note if you do not upload all the above (where applicable) with your application then you will not be shortlisted.

Please read the job and personal specifications carefully. You need to provide evidence in your application of all the essential criteria.

All shortlisted candidates are invited to testing and those that are successful at testing will be invited back for an interview on a separate date. Applicants need not apply if you have been applied for this post in the past 6 months.

After successful completion of the apprenticeship and meeting the competences in the job description, the fixed term contract will end; you can also apply for vacancies across the trust and the wider NHS

English and maths : Academic qualification requirements
  • Key skills Level 2
  • Functional skills Level 2
  • GCSE A*- C or 4 and above
  • O level A-C
  • A level A*-E
  • AS level A*-E

Shortlisting: 03.12.20

Testing: W/C 07.12.20

Interviews: W/C 14.12.20

For further details / informal visits contact:

Please contact a member of the maternity recruitment team via lg.maternityrecruitment@nhs.net

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Please note that the as part of the application process, you may need to complete a short values based pre-application question. Your responses to the question will impact on whether or not you are able to successfully continue with your application. Please have a look on our website to find out more information before you start the pre-application question. If you are unsuccessful with the pre-application question, it means that you are not in harmony with our values. We thank you for your interest in Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

For vacancies where a high volume of applications are received, we reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Due to the volume of applications for some posts, it may not be possible for us to contact all applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful.

If you have a disability which makes completing an application form difficult please contact:

For substantive Non Clinical roles Non Medical Recruitment on 020 8836 5770; for Clinical roles at QEH Medical Staffing on 020 8836 6777/6749, Clinical roles at UHL call 020 8333 3215, 020 8333 3147, for Temporary Staffing roles, please contact Bank Recruitment Office on 020 8836 6825/5302, quoting the vacancy reference number.

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