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Midwifery Workforce matron

Employer
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Manchester
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We are looking for an exceptional midwife leader who is innovative and committed to making a real difference to the midwifery workforce.

You will be an experienced midwife who has held previous leadership roles and possess a proven record of delivering improvement projects, have experience of change management and can demonstrate ongoing professional development.

Experience of managing workforce is desirable although applications will be considered from candidates who can demonstrate transferrable knowledge and skill required for this post. Flexibility to work across the 3 hospital sites of Oxford Road, Wythenshawe and North Manchester is required.

You will act as an expert on recruitment and best practice, supporting the Lead Midwife for Practice Development and Education to deliver on the programmes of work related to midwifery workforce, recruitment and retention. Working closely with midwifery teams and HR colleagues on workforce development, you will lead on projects to develop new roles, innovative ways of working, and programmes to support both local and international recruitment and retention of staff.

You will have the ability to interpret and analyse data and provide reports and papers, requiring basic IT skills in Word and Excel as a minimum. Delivering reports is a significant part of this role and you will therefore need to be articulate and confident to deliver presentations to a diverse group of staff.

Main duties of the job

To be successful, you will need to demonstrate enthusiasm, with strong leadership and people management skills. You will be an excellent communicator, skilled at building relationships and influencing teams with the ability work autonomously, prioritising and organising your workload.

For the main duties of the post, please see the detailed Job Description attached to this advert.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & 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 every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for an exceptional midwife leader who is innovative and committed to making a real difference to the midwifery workforce.

You will be an experienced midwife who has held previous leadership roles and possess a proven record of delivering improvement projects, have experience of change management and can demonstrate ongoing professional development.

Experience of managing workforce is desirable although applications will be considered from candidates who can demonstrate transferrable knowledge and skill required for this post. Flexibility to work across the 3 hospital sites of Oxford Road, Wythenshawe and North Manchester is required.

You will act as an expert on recruitment and best practice, supporting the Lead Midwife for Practice Development and Education to deliver on the programmes of work related to midwifery workforce, recruitment and retention. Working closely with midwifery teams and HR colleagues on workforce development, you will lead on projects to develop new roles, innovative ways of working, and programmes to support both local and international recruitment and retention of staff.

You will have the ability to interpret and analyse data and provide reports and papers, requiring basic IT skills in Word and Excel as a minimum. Delivering reports is a significant part of this role and you will therefore need to be articulate and confident to deliver presentations to a diverse group of staff.

Person Specification

Qualifications/Experience/Knowledge

Essential

  • First Level NMC registration
  • Evidence of relevant study and continuing professional development
  • Detailed knowledge of the NHS and current opportunities and challenges.
  • Significant operational management experience at Ward Manager level or above
  • Experience in clinical audit and benchmarking.
  • Evidence of using service improvement methodology in the delivery of change within services.


Desirable

  • Management/Leadership qualification Graduate in health related subject Relevant Degree or working towards
  • Management experience at Matron level
  • Experience in the development of policies, protocols and guidelines to support best practice.
  • Experience in management of staff in line with Human Resources policies and procedures.


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Evidence of strong leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience in interdisciplinary working/communication
  • Evidence of negotiating and influencing skills


Desirable

  • Project management skills
  • Evidence of initiative, planning and finishing skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills with evidence of reporting writing and presentations


Attributes

Essential

  • Demonstrates and role models Trust values and behaviours
  • Demonstrates and role models Trust values and behaviours


Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

North Manchester

Manchester

M8 5RB

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349-SMH-6010707*

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