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Clinical and Operational Lead Midwife

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Provide leadership and expert professional advice ensuring visibility,accessibility and support in all areas of maternity care at Bronglais General Hospital. To work autonomously and with the multidisciplinary team inclusive of Head of Midwifery, Deputy Head of Midwifery and Operational Lead Midwives and members of the multidisciplinary team to provide high quality services within set organizational targets and national guidance.

Main duties of the job

Provide clinical and professional leadership in a bespoke small Obstetric Unit in Aberystwyth to support the delivery of high quality midwifery care.

We are seeking an experienced, knowledgeable, inspirational midwife with a proven track record in successful management at a senior level within an acute and community setting, with a passion for leading on service innovation and change.

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

Interviews to be held on 01/12/2023.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Registered midwife with current NMC registration
  • Qualified to Degree level or able to demonstrate a commitment to work towards attaining
  • Masters in Nursing/ midwifery or equivalent level of knowledge and experience
  • Evidence of formal development in Leadership
  • Evidence of continuing professional and practice development
  • Knowledge of NMC Code of practice, Midwives Rules & Standards
  • Understanding of Health Board Policies, Procedure and Guidelines
  • Knowledge and application of Clinical Governance issues
  • Knowledge of current developments in maternity services


  • Registered Nurse
  • Current NLS Registration with the UK Resuscitation Council
  • Experience as a supervisor of Midwives



  • Registered midwife with a proven track record of leadership and monitoring clinical standards
  • Has the ability to guide and support staff through change management


  • Experience in resuscitation and stabilisation of new born babies

Language skills


  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Bronglais General Hospital

Caradoc Road


SY23 1ER

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