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Cultural Safety Midwife and Lead for Equality Diversity and Inclusion

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

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a passionate and confident midwife to facilitate and accelerate organisational change within maternity services and to embed, sustain and accelerate culturally safe practice within the service for all women and birthing people, their families and staff.

As a passionate and knowledgeable leader with excellent team working skills you will work autonomously with our hospital and community teams to review midwifery practice and implement service improvement focused on inclusivity. As part of the wider maternity system you will also work alongside our LMNS to support and embed the key deliverables of the Equity and Equality plan.

Main duties of the job

The Cultural Safety Midwife will work to reduce inequality in maternity outcomes and experiences of Black, Asian and other women from an Ethnic Minority background, through engagement and co-production with other members of the maternity and multidisciplinary team, and community groups and service users representing these populations.

In addition, the post holder will engage with Trust EDI team and patient experience teams to improve care for LGBTQ+ people and people living with disability and act as a resource for staff.

The post holder will provide professional leadership and line management to the close support relative midwife and link workers.

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 commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

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

Education and Qualifications


  • NMC registered Midwife educated to degree level or higher
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • To have completed the national PEAP programme for practice supervisors or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification for those with ENB998.
  • Evidence of study/CPD within the area or EDI and/or cultural safety awareness.
  • Working knowledge of the challenges and priorities around improving outcomes for Black, Asian and other ethnic minority women accessing maternity care



  • Significant relevant experience at Band 6
  • Experience working with multi-agency and multi-disciplinary teams supporting vulnerable women
  • Ability to undertake audit and service evaluation
  • Experience of delivering training and MDT education

Personal Qualities


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • MDT Team Working
  • High level of personal motivation
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Decision making skills
  • Demonstrate a positive and solution focused attitude

Skills and Knowledge


  • Proven leadership skills
  • Knowledge of clinical governance agenda
  • Ability to critically analyse data and audit/research findings.
  • Proven IT skills, including MS Excel
  • Problem solving/decision making skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Evidence of innovation/ taking initiative
  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the service.

Values and Behaviours (PROUD)


  • Provides outstanding service, by putting patients first, ensuring patients are cared for with courtesy, compassion, dignity and empathy
  • Respectful to patients, staff colleagues and all internal and external contacts whilst valuing diversity.
  • Takes ownership for own actions and areas of responsibility.
  • Demonstrates unity by working in partnership with all colleagues and committing to team goals.
  • Proven track record of delivery of professional, efficient and effective services.

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Jessop Wing Hospital

Tree Root Walk


S10 2SF

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