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.
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
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.
Subject matter advisors
We’re looking for maternity subject matter advisors to work with us on a self-employed consultancy basis from a variety of specialties including obstetrics, neonatology and intensive care.
Working closely with our maternity investigation teams, you’ll provide advice in relation to the elements of an investigation that relate to your specialist interest.
We’re particularly keen to receive expressions of interest from consultant obstetricians who can offer a minimum of four days of time per month to support the maternity investigation programme.
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.
Please note that recruitment is currently closed for midwifery subject matter advisors.
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 England 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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