Lead Midwife for Public Health

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£42,284 to £48,388 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board provides maternity care to almost 5500 women and birth people, throughout their pregnancy journey. We cover a large geographical area with a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds over 5 hospital sites.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Midwife to join our team. Aneurin Bevan university health board is passionate about ensuring women / birth people and their families provide effective health services which are effective, efficient and equal accessible to all. The post holder will be expected to act as a professional role model in order to ensure others are enabled to support the priorities for achieving good health in the local population and ourvision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

This is a key organisational wide role and the post holder will be the lead responsible for developing the public health agenda within maternity services. The lead midwife for public health will have expert knowledge and skills to support the development of the public health agenda. They will also assist in the implementation and monitoring of the key public health priorities for maternity services.

The successful candidate will be required to provide direct and indirect care, whilst developing others through training and education. The post holder will demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the public health agenda and will be instrumental in supporting and contributing to research developments in this area.

The successful candidate will be responsible for advising maternity team colleagues on public Health matters and will also advise the Health Board, in conjunction with the Head of Midwifery on the key public health initiatives across maternity services.

They will be responsible for providing direct and indirect care whilst developing others through training and education. This will include providing education on the mandatory and professionals skills days and contributing to the updating of staff in any new public health initiatives which require implementing.

The successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and auditing the public health key performance indicators in line with Welsh Government Maternity Strategy.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your speciality or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Well-being Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC registration
  • Educated to Degree level
  • Evidence of relevent CPD


  • Management or leadership training



  • All round midwifery experience
  • Specialist knowledge and experience in public health developed through training and practice
  • Evidence of delivering high quality teaching to staff groups.


  • Additional qualification in public health
  • Experience in MEC training

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Ability to influence and motivate at all levels
  • Proven practice and service development skills to change and influence practice
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels


  • ability to speak Welsh

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

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Aneurin Bevan University Health board

Royal Gwent Hospital, Cardiff Rd, Newport



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