Every year approximately 1000 babies die or suffer brain damage under maternity care. Each tragedy deserves investigating.
We’re looking for skilled clinicians, investigators, support staff and subject matter advisors to make a national impact in reducing maternity-related deaths and brain injuries.
We expect to investigate around 1000 of the most serious maternity cases using our independent, impartial and standardised process that doesn’t apportion blame or liability. Our team investigates intrapartum stillbirth, early neonatal death and severe brain injuries from 37 weeks gestation.
So that we can achieve this, we’re recruiting clinicians and non-clinicians to our regional investigation teams across England. We’re also looking for subject matter advisors to provide clinical expertise to support our maternity investigation programme.
Subject matter advisors
Working closely with the investigation teams, you’ll provide advice in relation to the elements of an investigation that relate to your specialist interest.
Please download the subject matter advisor role profile for more information.
If you’d like to register your interest, please send a CV, covering letter and details of two references to email@example.com.
Grade: NHS Agenda for Change - Band 7
Contract: Fixed-term contract/secondment for 12 months
Hours: Full-time 37.5 hours per week
Site: Cody Technology Park, Farnborough
Salary: £33,222 - £43,041 per annum (plus high cost area supplement)
Closing date: Sunday 27 January 2019, 23:59
We’re looking for individuals with project or programme management experience to join our innovative maternity investigation team.
You will work alongside a regional team who carry out expert investigations under the guidance of a team leader. The post-holder will proactively project manage and coordinate the progress of the investigations, facilitating the timely delivery of reports.
With a good grasp of relevant project management techniques, the successful candidates will be excellent team players with advanced organisational and analytical skills. A healthcare background is advantageous, but not essential.
The posts are initially offered as a fixed-term contract or secondment for 12 months, with a view to extend. Some travel will be required.
Regional investigation teams
We’re currently between recruitment waves and more vacancies will be advertised soon.
We’ll be recruiting throughout the year so if you are unable to find a vacancy, or you’re not in a position to apply but would like to be kept informed of future opportunities, please send a request to sign-up to our maternity job alert email service.
Our organisation is hosted by NHS Improvement, but we maintain our independence both in the conduct and the reporting of our investigations.
We can offer you a genuine opportunity to make a difference on a national scale and develop your career and expertise further.
Terms of employment
Positions in our maternity investigation team are offered on secondment or a fixed-term contract basis. Full details are available in our job descriptions.
NHS Improvement offers a range of benefits for staff including:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Competitive salaries which include high cost area supplement for roles based in Farnborough
- Work-life balance
- Flexible working
- Season ticket loans
- NHS discounts
- 24/7 employee assistance
- Cycle to work scheme
- Childcare vouchers
- Free eye tests
- Learning and development opportunities
Please note that if you’re on secondment then you’ll retain your existing benefits with your current employer and aren’t eligible for HSIB benefits.
How to apply
Full details of all of our vacancies and how to apply are available on the NHS Improvement recruitment website.
Send a request to sign-up to our maternity job alert email service.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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