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Maternity Compliance, Assurance and Transformation Lead

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
Maternity Compliance, Assurance and Transformation Lead

Department: Maternity

Band 8a �50,952 - �57,349 per annum

Hours: 37.5 per week, all MKUH roles are open to flexible working

12 month secondment or fixed term contract

An opportunity has arisen for a Maternity Compliance, Assurance and Transformation Lead at MKUH.

Applications are welcome from NMC registrants who are highly motivated, organised and passionate about providing safe, quality evidence-based care to the Women/birthing people who use our Maternity services.

We are proud to offer the opportunity to work in a progressive environment where we are committed to an ambitious transformation of our maternity services.

We are continually developing roles based on the service need with a view to improving safety and experience throughout the maternity journey and have several specialist roles.

As a Maternity Service, we pride ourselves on supporting you to fulfil your career aspirations. It is equally as important to us, as it is to you, to identify, support and fund opportunities for your career and personal development. This enables us, together, to offer the best quality of care to our service users and is also essential to your career progression.

We are excited to watch the development of our Women and Children's Hospital.

We are supportive of Flexible Working and appreciate the importance of ensuring that your successful career is complimented by a work/home life balance.

Interviews: w/c 11/12/2023

Main duties of the job

The Maternity Compliance, Assurance and Transformation Lead will be leading on embedding of the Trust culture of continuous improvement within maternity to ensure the service meets the overall aims of the Three-year delivery plan for maternity and neonatal services (2023, whilst supporting on other national and local maternity services requirements, such as NHS Resolutions and SBLCBv3. They will develop smooth processes to ensure effective project management, assurance reporting and evidence collation is embedded at all levels. They will support the department with all compliance reporting and assurance provision to relevant external authorities.

For further details or an informal conversation about the role, please contact:

Katie Selby - Women's Health Clinical Governance and Quality Improvement Lead


P: 01908 996034

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Be a key member of the maternity senior leadership team providing a visible and accessible presence within the maternity department.
  • Be responsible for assisting the Divisional Chief Midwife to develop and deliver sustainable improvements within MKUH maternity services.

Clinical Governance and risk
  • Work in partnership with a range of clinicians and managers to promote patient safety, governance, and risk management.
  • Provide clinical and professional leadership with specialist advice and support in relation to quality improvement projects.

Management and Leadership responsibilities
  • To provide effective clinical leadership and support to all members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure effective team dynamics.
  • To provide line management to member(s) of the governance team

Clinical responsibilities
  • To participate on the senior leadership team on call system.
  • To provide high quality evidence-based midwifery care, for all women and babies.

Personal / Other responsibilities
  • Act professionally always, acting as a role model for junior staff and as an expert midwifery resource.
  • To be highly visible, accessible and approachable leader to staff, patients, carers, families

Please refer to the attached Job Description for more details.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • Registered Midwife with the NMC
  • Degree level qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD
  • Post registration management/leadership qualification
  • Project management qualification/ or working towards/willing to undertake
  • Masters Level qualification or equivalent level of knowledge and experience
  • Excellent knowledge of current issues in health service provision
  • Experience of managing improvement projects
  • Expert knowledge of midwifery and its applications



  • Significant midwifery experience across all areas (If NMC registered)
  • Confident providing both low and high-risk care. (If NMC registered)
  • Experience in developing documents, reports, reviews and business cases
  • Proven abilities in cross professional working and liaison
  • IT Literate/able to use Word/PowerPoint/Excel
  • Experience of presenting to large groups


  • Evidence of involvement in protocol and guideline development



  • Act as a role model
  • Evidence able to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Ability to challenge and change practice
  • Evidence of decision making and negotiation
  • Able to motivate/influence staff
  • Able to deal with conflict appropriately

Personal and people development


  • Able to motivate/influence staff
  • Able to present articulately to large groups of people



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively within the multi-disciplinary team
  • Proven organisational skills

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, innovative and flexible to changing environment and workload
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Positive outlook

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


W73034 W& C Seconded Posts (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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