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Midwife - Enhanced Recovery Bay Team

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum( Pro Rata)
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Saint Mary's Managed Clinical Service is the largest maternity service in the country providing care for women across Manchester, its surrounding areas and the North West. Saint Mary's is a well-known centre of excellence across three sites including Saint Mary's Oxford Road Campus, Saint Mary's at Wythenshawe and North Manchester General Hospital, all with a vibrant and lively working atmosphere

We currently have exciting opportunities for midwives to join our Enhanced Recovery Bay team supporting the established elective caesarean section pathway at our Oxford Road site or the roll out of the Enhanced Recovery Bay at North Manchester. This is an exciting and fast flowing unit that provides enhanced care to allow parents and babies to be discharged home to the community midwives after 24 hours.

If you are a newly qualified midwife you will be supported by our bespoke preceptorship package that will advance you during your first year towards achieving your Band 6 position and beyond

You will have:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The ability to support and contribute to a team approach

Excellent time management skills

Experience to manage your own workload

The ability to problem-solve, analyse and resolve issues.

Current NMC registration (or awaiting registration)

Main duties of the job

Using your well honed leadership skills, you'll act as a support to the Ward Manager or Team Leader, deputise for them when necessary, and develop and maintain organisational and managerial skills relevant to the ward or department. Implementing the Trust's annual appraisal process will be another key duty, as will participating and leading in the Improving Quality Programme.

As a motivating and inspirational mentor, you'll be a resource for all our midwives, support staff and students, encouraging a high level of achievement in everyone you work with. You'll all ensure the clinical environment is conducive to supporting education and learning, and see that mentorship training is updated annually.

Your organisational and management skills will help you understand and appreciate the cost implications associated with our service, and ensure the effective use of all the resources we use.

The maintenance of your own professional development will be key to your success, and you'll also help to promote awareness of current developments in midwifery, and look out for every opportunity to increase your own knowledge, skills and expertise.

Dedicated to providing an environment that encourages patient-centred involvement, you'll promote good working relationships with all the internal and external departments you work with, with the ultimate aim of providing the best patient journey possible.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our over 28,000 workforce to pursue their career goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from an extraordinary scale of opportunity.

We're also creating a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research & innovation through the introduction of Hive our new Electronic Patient Record system, launching in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, offering a robust infrastructure to facilitate high-quality research programmes. Moreover, we're excited to be progressing our MFT Green Plan along with our vison to become an Anchor Organisation, creating new jobs, promoting healthy lifestyles, developing skills and contributing to a zero-carbon environment for the benefit of the local neighbourhood.

At MFT, we create & foster a culture of inclusion & belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open & transparent, protecting your health & wellbeing & shaping MFT's future together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Graduate level
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Knowledge of the public health agenda
  • Knowledge of multi-agency working together in child protection

Training and Experience


  • Candidate must be a qualified midwife
  • Evidence of multi-disciplinary/multi agency working
  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Experience of research activities


  • Evidence of leadership skills

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Record keeping and documentation
  • Ability to make calm rational decisions in the face of adversity
  • Able to work flexibly rotating on to day and night duty
  • Treats colleagues with dignity and respect
  • Capacity to work with in a multidisciplinary team
  • Exemplary personal standards of conduct and behaviour
  • Inspires others and leads by example
  • Evidence of teaching and assessing skills/ability
  • Clinically competent. Proven workload management of self. Proven ability to problem solve
  • Effective organisational skills. Good analytical and clinical decision making skills
  • Awareness of Clinical Governance process
  • IT skills



  • Motivated to personal and professional development of self and other junior colleagues
  • Treats colleagues and the general public with dignity and respect
  • Capacity to work with colleagues at all levels
  • Exemplary personal standards of conduct and behaviour
  • Enthusiasm and inspirational skills

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Saint Mary's Oxford Road or North Manchester

Oxford Road and Delaunays Road


M8 5RB

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