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Lead Professional Midwifery Advocate

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a forward thinking and experienced Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA) to lead and coordinate our growing team of sessional PMA's.The lead PMA will utilise the four key elements of the NHSE A-EQUIP (Advocating for Education and Quality Improvement) model to facilitate clear direction and coordination of the PMA team. You will develop a culture of support enabling midwives across all areas to provide high quality care, identifying opportunities for improvements. Working in conjunction with the maternity governance team and senior midwives, the Lead PMA will enable newly qualified and experienced staff to recognise and promote personal and professional accountability, gain self-awareness and encourage educational opportunities for self-development, offering access to Restorative Clinical Supervision and addressing the emotional and wellbeing needs of individuals and groups. The Lead PMA and PMA team will develop and support create thinking spaces, encouraging reflective conversation sessions and open and honest feedback. The lead PMA will work with the wider maternity teams to influence strategies that support midwifery recruitment and retention, enhance individual performance and support the delivery of a high standard of ethical, safe and effective midwifery care.

Main duties of the job

This role is an integral part of the maternity service. You will be expected to collaborate with the local risk, governance, and practice development teams, providing professional advice and supporting quality improvement networking with PMAs at each of our maternity sites and in the wider region. You will be pivotal in providing professional leadership to midwives by embedding the A-EQUIP model of support. You should be a sensitive and compassionate leader, be able to influence others through shared education and learning opportunities and be able to articulate feedback from staff to support service improvement. The successful candidate will be accountable to the Head of Midwifery and report directly to the Lead Midwife for Risk and Governance and will be responsible for coordinating and developing an inspirational growing team of PMAs.

About us

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What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification

Education and Training


  • Registered Midwife
  • Professional Midwifery Advocate
  • Evidence of Continuous Development

Special Circumstances


  • Ability to travel across hospital sites
  • Awareness of colleagues and patients religious, cultural and emotional needs

Skills and Abilities


  • Good communication skills and evidence of working as part of a team
  • Excellent knowledge of midwifery challenger and strategic issues affecting health care
  • Understanding of clinical governance and clinical supervision
  • Understanding of change management process


  • Evidence of working to conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to resolve a conflict or dispute in a non confrontational manor

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Mandeville Road


HP21 8AL

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