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Deputy Named Midwife Safeguarding Children

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024
We have an exciting opportunity to join Liverpool Women's Hospital whole of life safeguarding service as Deputy Named Midwife for Safeguarding Children. The successful candidate will work with the Named Midwife for Safeguarding Children across the full portfolio including Child Exploitation, Domestic Abuse including Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage.

The successful candidate will support with the line management of the safeguarding practitioners, and through leadership support the development of the service.

Main duties of the job

Under the leadership of the Named Midwife for Safeguarding Children, the Deputy Named Midwife will have delegated responsibility for aspects of the safeguarding children agenda across the Named Midwife portfolio including domestic abuse, forced marriage, honour based violence and child exploitation. Working in partnership with the Deputy Named Nurse for safeguarding adults and the Deputy Named Nurse for safeguarding children and young people, the Deputy Named Midwife for Safeguarding Children is responsible:
  • For ensuring safeguarding practitioners receive dedicated safeguarding supervision, support and advice to aid their development within the service.
  • To actively support front line staff across the Trust to adopt a 'think family' approach and consider the needs of dependants when they are providing care.
  • To take an operational lead for policy and guidance development ensuring any changes or amendments to national guidelines and legislation are fully considered.

About us

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust delivers the highest standards of care for women, babies and families. Each year we deliver over 7,500 babies, carry out over 49,000 gynaecological inpatient and outpatient procedures, care for over 1,000 poorly & preterm new-borns, perform around 1,000 IVF cycles and have over 4,000 genetic appointments taking place. We believe that this along with a strong dedication to research & innovation makes us the specialist health provider of choice in Europe for women, babies and families.

We have some of the leading experts in their field, which has been showcased on national TV and news, making our teams famous across the world for professionalism, skill & compassion.

The Trust is constantly innovating and evolving its services to provide the most cutting edge and modern care possible. As well as developing services on our current site we have long-term aspirations for the future. We have recently launched a number of new strategies which provide a detailed long-term plan for our services.

Check out why Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work using the links below:


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Job description

Job responsibilities

For a full description of the job role and main responsibilities please review the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife with the NMC
  • Possession of degree or working towards or equivalent
  • Evidence of complex caseload management or management within a challenging health/social care setting
  • IT literate


  • Evidence of further study within safeguarding children
  • Teaching Qualification



  • Demonstrates ability to work well under pressure, has robust personal strategies for coping with stress and challenging situations
  • Experience of multi -agency process and working
  • Experience of managing complex safeguarding issues
  • Experience of working at a senior level with proven ability to prioritise and decision making
  • Evidence of continued professional development linked to demonstrate clinical competencies
  • Experience of dealing with highly emotional and potentially conflicting situations


  • Evidence of managing clinical incidents and/or complaints
  • Awareness and understanding of equality and diversity
  • Awareness and understanding of clinical governance

Skills, Knowledge & Aptitudes


  • Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner
  • In depth knowledge of adult / children's support services
  • Evidence of handling clinical incidents and complaints
  • Evidence of continued personal development linked to demonstrate clinical competencies
  • Understanding of the wider health and safety, clinical risk and quality issues within a healthcare setting
  • Strong communication and negotiating skills using tact and diplomacy
  • Confident and influential in driving changes / improving standards and working with various internal and external groups and agencies
  • Ability to problem solve, analyse information and initiate change
  • Excellent teaching, training and preceptorship skills
  • Ability to manage own time effectively and delegate and priorities when required


  • Critical analysis in respect to the interpretation of relevant case law and legislation to ensure compliance with the Human Rights Act 2000

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to work with various levels of the organisation
  • Takes responsibility for own actions and promotes good team working
  • Shared information and best practice appropriately
  • Treats others with courtesy and respect at all times
  • Flexible and reliable

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust


Liverpool Women's Hospital

Crown Street


L7 8SS

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