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Labour Ward Co-ordinator

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Labour Ward co-ordinator - 9 months fixed term

Post holders will have significant experience as a Registered Midwife in a wide range of settings. As a Labour Ward Co-ordinator you will be professionally accountable for providing clinical, operational and managerial leadership and co-ordination with a positive approach. You will need to be resilient, and have experience managing complex situations.

Providing support and working alongside the Labour Ward manager is essential to ensure safety and quality is optimised Patient experience is a priority.

Our labour ward has recently renovation and improvement works including Enhanced Maternity Care suites, two obstetric theatres with 4 recovery rooms, a waiting room for planned operative births and the 1st of our updated birth rooms is now in use.

The labour ward has 12 birth rooms and a dedicated bereavement suite one of these rooms has a birth pool.

We operate a 24 hour Maternity Assessment Centre and Antenatal Day Unit provision until 8pm. We are proud to have an alongside midwife led birth centre, and have a dedicated induction suite. Our alongside Birth Centre has 7 birth rooms, 2 of which are pool rooms.

The successful candidate will participate in the Unit Bed Manager role which co-ordinates patient flow and bed management throughout our busy unit. You will participate in the Senior Midwife 'on call' rota out of hours which is in place 7 days per week.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have continuous responsibility for all aspects of safe intra-partum care provision, with the support of a multi-professional team to ensure optimum safety and quality of care at all times.

The post holder must be confident in all aspects of clinical care within both low and high risk intra-partum care contexts, having and using expertise to support, advise and advocate for women and midwives.

To work as a key member of a multi-professional team and display excellent communication, facilitation and leadership skills. Being able to innovate, inspire and motivate the team towards excellence. To be a shift and unit manager our of hours and participate in the senior on call rota.

To provide care, support and advice to women and their families in accordance with The Code (NMC, 2018)

About us

At Bradford Teaching Hospitals we're passionate about providing outstanding care for the people of the Bradford district and communities across the North of England. We're keen to meet people interested in sharing our passion and helping us continue to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.

We're a renowned teaching hospital trust at the forefront of research, education and development, with a state-of-the-art simulation and skills training centre on site.

In short, we can help you lift your career to the next level. We've received huge investment to improve patient care which means we have truly world-class facilities including a brand-new neonatal suite, state-of-the-art intensive care unit, a newly refurbished A& E department, new children's unit and a welcoming, modern atrium and reception area for staff and visitors.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached for the job description document for this post for further details in regards to the main responsibilities of the role.

Closing date may change dependent on the response

Person Specification



  • Significant experience of working as a Registered Midwife in the intrapartum area.
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Experience of facilitating teaching and training
  • Knowledge of people management.
  • Knowledge of clinical audit and effectiveness of systems.
  • Good understanding and experience of assurance processes/audit/change management



  • IT literate.
  • High level of organisational skills, self-motivation, drive for performance, prioritisation including quality improvement, and has flexibility in approach and attitude



  • Understanding of what the NHS Constitution means to you, and your responsibilities to the public, patients and colleagues.
  • Knowledge of current national guidelines, policies and initiatives such as NICE, the Confidential Enquiries and the National Maternity Review, Better Births: Improving outcomes of maternity services in England, Saving babies lives care bundles key issues and drivers within the National Maternity Agenda



  • First level Registered Midwife with current NMC registration
  • First Degree or equivalent level of knowledge and experience gained in a relevant environment
  • Teaching Qualification (997/SLIPS or equivalent)
  • Evidence of commitment to continuous learning and application in practice


  • Recognised Leadership Qualification or equivalent experience
  • A Masters level qualification in relevant subject or evidence of equivalent knowledge or working towards qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bradford Teaching Hospitals



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