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Named Midwife for Safeguarding

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Named Midwife for Safeguarding Children and Young Adults to lead our dynamic and innovative maternity Safeguarding Team.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and passionate individual with strong leadership skills, who has an expert knowledge of the safeguarding adults and children's agenda and co ordinates a Think family approach.

The post holder will provide a link between staff and services, the safeguarding and vulnerabilities team and external agencies.

The post holder will be a highly visible senior midwife, providing specialist knowledge, advice and clinical expertise to all staff in maternity services in all areas of Safeguarding Children/Child Protection.

The post holder will have excellent communication skills and be able to build positive relationships with internal and external professionals, provide advice and support on safeguarding matters to individual staff and services, and support the team to deliver training and supervision.

Main duties of the job

To ensure that the Trust's systems and procedures for safeguarding babies are regularly monitored, evaluated and reviewed to minimise risk.

Carry out audit to ensure that safeguarding practice within maternity is safeguarding vulnerable women, babies and older siblings under the direction of the Head of Midwifery and the Trust Head of Safeguarding.

To provide expert professional advice and support regarding safeguarding children to clinical staff and other front line staff within maternity services.

To ensure support and advice to staff is readily available and that there is clear guidance as to whom to contact for out of hours advice.

To work closely with the Trust's Head of Safeguarding and Named Professionals to develop policy and practice.

To ensure that high quality supervision is provided to case holding midwives and that attendance is recorded and monitored.

To assist staff in preparing reports and witness statements and support them if they are required to attend.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

The Directorate of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology is based at the Jessop Wing which is linked to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. The maternity unit has over 6800 births per year and is a Regional Tertiary Maternity Service with a Level 3 Neonatal Unit of 44 cots. A tertiary Gynae-Oncology service and a changing Gynaecology Service, which includes an Assisted Conception Unit, complete the services within the Directorate.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife with current NMC registration
  • First Degree or equivalent in relevant subject
  • Masters degree or equivalent level of study or willing to undertake/working towards.
  • Safeguarding qualification
  • Safeguarding Supervision training
  • Safeguarding Level 3 training


  • To have completed the national PEAP programme for practice supervisors or equivalent teaching and assessing qualification for those with ENB998.
  • Management / Leadership qualification /training



  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrable leadership ability across professional boundaries
  • Self-discipline and excellent time management to support periods of lone working
  • Ability to adapt to change within the working environment and facilitate change and motivate others.
  • Teaching skills
  • Interview / appraisal / staff management skills
  • Proficiency with IT programmes e.g. WORD, Excel, Powerpoint etc.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively
  • Awareness of current local and national issues and NHS reforms
  • Awareness of current professional issues within midwifery
  • Presentation skills
  • Experience of investigating clinical incidents and complaints
  • Awareness of Health and Safety Issues



  • Extensive experience as a midwife in a managerial position
  • Extensive experience of working with Safeguarding / Child Protection issues
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of inter-agency AND and partnership working
  • Experience of participation in single and multi-agency audit
  • Experience of multi-professional teaching
  • Experience of working with pregnant women with complex medical / social needs
  • Experience of participating in research
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision
  • Experience of attending Planning and Strategy Meetings, Pre - birth conferences, Team around the family meetings and writing reports for Court


  • Community midwifery experience
  • Experience of and participation in Safeguarding Children Practice Reviews, Rapid Reviews, and Domestic Homicide Reviews and of writing Independent Management Reviews (IMRS)

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Jessop Wing Hospital

Tree Root Walk


S10 2SF

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