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Lead Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA)

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the dynamic team at the Jessop Wing Hospital.

The Professional Midwifery Advocate will use the A-EQUIP (Advocating for Education and Quality Improvement) approach to support all midwives to improve system performance and the experiences of midwives and women.

Main duties of the job

  • Meet the professional support and developmental needs of midwives and have a positive impact on clinical outcomes for women, babies, midwives and maternity services.
  • Deploy the A-EQUIP model of advocating and educating for quality improvement (NHS England 2017), which provides a continuous improvement process that builds upon personal and professional resilience of midwives to enhance the quality of care for women.
  • Support midwives by providing and promoting regular sessions of restorative clinical supervision (RCS) and embed a culture of openness, reflection and professional resilience.
  • Collaborate with the local quality & safety, governance, and practice development teams, providing professional advice and supporting quality improvement. Network with PMAs throughout South Yorkshire Bassetlaw LMNS and the wider region. Implement national recommendations for PMA services.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes a firm commitment to professional development of it's staff together with the provision of an excellent health and well-being support service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Midwife
  • Mentorship Qualification or relevant equivalent qualification (SSSA/998/997)
  • Degree or equivalent qualification/experience
  • PMA qualification


  • Leadership qualification

Experience and knowledge


  • Extensive post graduate experience.
  • Experience of undertaking audit and change management
  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Experience of working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team


  • Teaching and presentation skills
  • Experience of co-ordinating a team

Skills and Abilites


  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of facilitating clinical restorative supervision sessions.
  • Ability to influence and facilitate change
  • Able to organise and facilitate meetings


  • Experience of leading a team of PMAs

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to communicate with staff at all levels
  • Ability to communicate with MDT
  • Ability to work as member of a team
  • Learning agility and commitment to self-development
  • Decision making skills
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Demonstrate positive and supportive attitude within the team as a team player

Other requirements


  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the service

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Jessop Wing

Tree Root Walk


S10 2SF

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