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Maternity Quality & Governance Practitioner

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Part Time
NWAS currently provides both telephone and face to face maternity care within a geographical footprint that extends 5 counties with reach into a richly diverse regional population, (by a range of ambulance staff including paramedics, and non-registered ambulance staff), with the capability to include the NHS 111 service within its portfolio.

The reach of the service covers 23 acute maternity sites (Obstetric Units), 7 Stand Alone birth centres (Midwifery Led Units without doctor's present), one community midwifery service and all homebirth services.

We are looking for an experienced midwife and/or paramedic to lead on maternity and new-born quality standards and governance within NWAS, reporting to the Trusts Consultant Midwife. The maternity quality and governance practitioner in conjunction with the trust consultant midwife will review, define and set quality standards for the maternity and new-born population who access care via the NWAS (including urgent and emergency care). In addition, the role with support clinical leads with internal maternal and new-born investigations aligned to the PSIRF framework and liaise collaboratively with external organizations and the independent investigations branch, HSIB.

Main duties of the job

This successful candidate will also work collaboratively with the consultant midwife and chief nurse in developing a trust-wide strategy for midwifery and new-born care delivery, setting standards and guidelines for maternity and midwifery practice, in keeping with NMC, JRCALC, national policy documents and guidance. Key professional links for the quality and governance practitioner include the Consultant Midwife, Chief Nurse, Medical Director, Assistant Director of Workforce and OD, Director of Operations, and the Quality Innovations and Improvement Directorate.

The role has the key leadership function to ensure the professional development of pre-hospital maternity care, and clinical leadership through the practice function within the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), NHS 111 sites, and patient-facing with staff (either in an Ambulance or in a Fast Response Vehicle (FRU).

About us

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust provides 24 hour, 365 days a year accident and emergency services to those in need of emergency medical treatment and transport.

Our highly skilled staff provide life-saving care to patients in the community and take people to hospital or a place of care if needed.We also provide non-emergency patient transport services for those patients who require non-emergency transport to and from hospital and who are unable to travel unaided because of their medical condition or clinical need.

Alongside the other emergency services, we also work to ensure the safety of the public and treatment of patients in the event of a major incident.

We also deliver the NHS 111 service in the North West. NHS 111 replaced NHS Direct in 2013. This service was introduced to make it easier for people to access local NHS healthcare services in England. It provides non-emergency medical help fast, and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please ensure you have read the full Job Description and Person Specification before applying for this role.

Successful candidates will be required to complete a Situational Judgement Test, prior to interview and will have 5 days to complete.

SJT 06/06/2023

Assessment date 19/06/2023 - please ensure you are available all day.

Person Specification

Skills / Competencies


  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with situations in a sensitive manner.
  • Able to communicate across wide demographic boundaries in an appropriate manner.
  • Strong management, motivational and leadership skills.
  • Always respects and applies patient confidentiality.
  • Able to operate all equipment safely and in accordance with Trust policy, procedures, and protocols
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrable compassionate and inclusive leadership.
  • Experience in the application of HR processes.
  • Demonstrable experience of line management responsibilities.

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Current NMC registration as a Midwife / HCPC Registration.
  • Master's in health-related subject (or equivalent experience)
  • Portfolio of operational level acute service experience in a midwifery / Paramedic role.
  • Incident investigation training.
  • Management/ leadership qualification.



  • Experience of managing a team.
  • Evidence of regular personal development since registration.
  • Evidence of advanced practice in midwifery.
  • Demonstrates awareness of carer/user rights and needs.
  • Relevant clinical/practice experience of at least 5 years.
  • Relevant leadership/managerial experience Expert knowledge, experience and understanding of governance and patient safety.
  • Experience of Change Management and introduction of innovation and change.
  • Experience of service redesign and or service review.
  • Provision of training in maternity care i.e. maternity emergency skills drills / newborn life support / PROMPT.
  • Highly developed midwifery knowledge underpinned by theory and experience.
  • Human factors / situational awareness training.
  • Experience of handling complaints / risk management / RCAs High level of knowledge of statutory regulations governing midwifery practice.

Values and Behaviours


  • Working together - demonstrate collaborative and inclusive working and challenge behaviour that is not inclusive or acceptable.
  • Being at our best - professional and adaptable and takes pride in work.
  • Making a difference - act with compassion, kindness and integrity towards everyone.

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to respond flexibly to changing priorities and highly motivated.
  • Project a professional image.
  • Ability to co-ordinate and liaise within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Promotes equality within the workforce.
  • Ability to achieve deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Self-starter / completer finisher.
  • Enthusiastic and motivate.
  • Adaptable
  • Assertive and innovative.
  • Able to manage self, including own stress.



  • Conveys confidence and sense of purpose and direction.
  • Evidence of leading a team to success



  • Evidence of innovation in practice.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Able to encourage thought and ideas.



  • Occupational health declaration: examination may be required.
  • Sickness in the last 2 years at/below the NHS average.

Driving Licence


  • Valid driving licence for use in the UK and access to a vehicle for work use OR ability to travel between sites using other means within reasonable timescales.
  • No current convictions.



  • Recent check available.
  • No material convictions/cautions

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust


Ladybridge Hall



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