Better Births Transformational Lead Midwife

Barts Health NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inc
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 8A
Full Time
We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Senior Midwife to be part of our fantastic team at the Royal London Hospital as the Better Births Lead Midwife. The Midwife has to be passionate about personalised care and transforming services to improve outcomes for all women at the same time driving the Better Births Agenda at our site.

As part of Bart Health NHS Trust, our local community is home to families from a diverse mix of ethnic groups, with complex social factors and health needs. The Better Births Lead will have a key responsibility to implement equitable and safe midwifery care for women as outlined in key National agendas and recommendations.

They will be a strong advocate for change and sustainability within the Midwifery and Obstetric Workforce to promote the Better Births Five Year Forward View for Maternity Services.

Main duties of the job

In February 2016 the government published 'Better Births' A Five Year Forward View for maternity care. This described how maternity services needed to transform to deliver care that was safe, personalised and kind.

The post holder will work with clinical and managerial colleagues across the maternity and wider health system to support transformational changes and safety of services.

As Lead Midwife for the Better Births Agenda, you will be responsible for leading the delivery and implementation of the midwifery continuity of carer model at The Royal London Hospital, taking into consideration current workforce constraints and Ockenden Recommendations.

The post holder will demonstrate highly developed leadership, negotiation, change management and communication skills to support the LMNS and maternity services in overcoming barriers to transformation and change. They will need to engage with service users and other stakeholders to ensure that activities to deliver the project plan are co-produced and responsive to the needs of women and their families. The post holder will work with key stakeholders to develop and deliver a project plan to achieve the nationally agreed targets.

The post holder will co-ordinate the work of any sub-groups arising from the project, monitoring the progress of their work against relevant project plans, ensuring these are in line and on time to achieve the overall aims and objectives of the project.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within Barts Health at this band.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Midwife with extensive Band 7 experience.
  • oRequires NMC registration on relevant part of register
  • oMinimum of first degree
  • oRecent evidence of post registration courses relevant to midwifery specialties
  • oPractice Assessor or equivalent teaching experience.


  • oExperience of conference presentation, research and clinical audit.
  • oProject Management qualification e.g., PRINCE 2
  • oProfessional Midwifery Advocate (PMA)



  • oAbility to work across professional boundaries.
  • oEvidence of ability to motivate and develop multi-professional teams.
  • oEvidence of experience of conflict resolution.
  • oExperience of identifying and interpreting national policy.
  • oExcellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills.
  • oAdvanced IT skills.
  • oAbility to prepare and produce highly complex, sensitive or contentious information, and negotiate with senior stakeholders on difficult and controversial issues.
  • oAbility to demonstrate the required expertise associated with a senior midwife role.
  • oIncluding Advanced clinical skills. Leadership skills.
  • oGood team worker ability, autonomous practitioner.



  • oKnowledge of the Better Births Five Year Forward View for Maternity Services Understanding of statutory regulation of midwifery practice.
  • oHas relevant post registration and a good knowledge of Midwifery Services and pathways
  • oExperience in a team leader/ward management role.
  • oExperience of working in a senior midwife role



  • oExperience of management or coordination of a Team
  • oExperience of change management/implementation of practice change.
  • o Extensive experience of successfully operating in a politically sensitive environment.
  • Demonstrated experience of delivering and coordinating projects in complex and challenging

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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