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Team Leader - Fetal Assessment Unit (XR07)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
15 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are pleased to offer a part time Band 7 Team Leader post in the Fetal Assessment Unit at Leeds.

The role requires you to work as an expert clinical practitioner within the department to deliver direct patient care whilst managing, leading and co-ordinating midwifery and maternity support worker practice. You will be able to oversee and develop the policies and practices that operate within the clinical area.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be an experienced Midwife and/or Midwife Sonographer responsible for the effective management of the Fetal Assessment Unit at Leeds Teaching hospitals trust. The postholder will be compassionate, accessible and responsive leader ensuring delivery of a high standard of evidence-based care to patients and their families assuring a positive patient journey throughout pregnancy.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in projects and audits within the Womens CSU and promote quality improvement of the Fetal assessment service and to represent the department at appropriate Trust meetings.

About us

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Title: Team Leader Maternity

Reports to: Matron

Band: 7

Department: Maternity - Fetal Assessment Unit

Location SJUH/LGI

LTHT is made up of two large teaching hospitals, and has an annual birth rate of over 10,000. The post holder will work at both acute units and liaise with relevant health professionals within the Trust and primary care colleagues in Leeds.

The role requires direct management of a team of midwives and maternity support workers.

The jobholder is responsible for the ward/department clinical budget as determined by finance for each year.

The Jobholder will have responsibility for the effective and efficient management of the maternity ward/department). They will provide clinical and professional management and leadership for the team. The jobholder is responsible for ensuring the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care are maintained to a high standard. They will manage the administrative and financial aspects of Ward/department and ensuring cost.

For full job description, please see document attached.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent
  • Registered Midwife
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification
  • Masters degree or working towards
  • Evidence of continued professional development and willing to undergo training as necessary


  • Recognised management/ leadership qualification



  • Substantial experience as senior midwife
  • Experience of managing and leading a team
  • Budget management
  • Audit & Standard setting
  • Current Issues in healthcare
  • Experience of providing training
  • Experience of delegating workload and monitoring progress
  • Evidence of managerial development
  • Clinical audit and standard setting
  • Service development and change management

Skills & behaviours


  • Capable of lateral thinking

Additional Requirements


  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own and others workload
  • Understanding of skills and knowledge required to lead and develop team members
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for the post.

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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