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Maternity Ward Sister

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, dynamic, and passionate Midwife to join our maternity team as the Ward Leader for the Maternity Ward, within the Women's and Children's services at Sherwood Forest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.This role will involve the management of the Continuity Team working on the Maternity Ward and the day to day running of a busy ward.

The Maternity Ward consists of 32 beds, caring for postnatal and antenatal women, women who's labour begins with induction. This will also include 6 beds allocated for transitional care.

We are looking for a Midwife with a broad range of experience within maternity services, who is innovative, proactive and compassionate. The post holder will be passionate about empowering and supporting midwives and facilitating choice for women and birthing people.

Main duties of the job

To support co-ordinate and lead the ward/ department team in delivering a high standard of evidence based care for pregnant women and their families. To provide clinical and professional leadership to midwifery, nursing and support workers maximising job satisfaction for the team. The individual will provide a specialist and advanced contribution to the provision of maternity services. To work within the multi professional team to ensure women receive seamless maternity care.

We are seeking a qualified Midwife with excellent interpersonal skills, good communication, be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of families and staff.
  • To support midwives to identify their own personal actions for quality improvement
  • To work in partnership with Clinical Governance teams, Ward Leaders and Specialist Midwives.
  • To actively engage with the Nottinghamshire Maternity Voices Partnership, working closely with service users to understand their experiences and to be a key leader in co-producing services with women.
  • To assist and offer support to women who are requesting care outside of guidance, supporting personalisation and choice and ensuring all women, especially vulnerable women or women with complex needs, are empowered and informed of the evidence base.
  • You will be expected to support and implement changes to clinical practice as required. You will encourage professional development within the team and perform audits.
  • Work clinically as a midwife in times of escalation

About us

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients, we also care for you.

We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

Person Specification

Knowledge Requirements


  • Specialist Clinical knowledge
  • Extended roles
  • Evidence of Professional development


  • Computer Literacy
  • Risk Management. (CNST)
  • Clinical Governance

QualificationsAcademic/ Craft/ Professiona


  • Registered Midwife
  • Study at diploma level


  • Post Basic Qualification in Speciality Supervisor of midwives
  • Management/Leadership

Further Training


  • Teaching Qualification


  • ALSO course/trainer
  • Parent education
  • NNLS



  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Risk Management
  • Protocol development


  • Demonstration of tact and diplomacy

Contractual Requirements


  • Adherence to trust policy and guidelines

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