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Named Midwife for Safeguarding Children

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024
An exciting opportunity has risen for an experienced and motivated midwife to work within an innovative and forward thinking integrated safeguarding team. The Specialist Midwife will work collaboratively with the safeguarding adult and children team members, clinical leads and multi-agency partners to ensure that the Trust Maternity and Neonatal service is meeting its statutory obligations for safeguarding whilst driving forward the safeguarding agenda.

We are seeking a highly experienced midwives with significant experience of safeguarding, who can demonstrate a sound knowledge base and leadership skills to improve the outcome for the care for families where there is concern for the safety of the unborn or delivered baby.

The successful applicants will need to be able to work independently within the safeguarding team, in an innovative and creative manner to support colleagues within the Trust to safeguard women and babies. The successful candidate will function in line with Trust values utilising excellent communication, organisational and presentation skills..

The post is full time, Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

Discussions and/or informal meetings are welcome should you require further information in respect to this post.

For further details/informal visits contact: Audrey Harvey or Sindy Manu Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children/Team Leader on 0121 507 2844

Main duties of the job

To provide expert advice and support to midwives and medical staff in developing care for families where there is concern for the safety of the unborn or delivered baby.

To provide supervision to midwifery staff in accordance with SWBHT Child Protection Supervision Policy

Formulate new policies and update existing guidelines, in conjunction with the Safeguarding Children Lead, Named Nurse, Head of Midwifery, Consultant Midwife, the Multidisciplinary Team and external agencies, to address the needs of this group of women.

Provide advice and support to staff in situations deemedappropriate where there are complex needs including the co-ordination of multi-agency resources for individual clients in need.

To provide expert advice and support to midwives and medical staff in developing care for families where there is concern for the safety of the unborn or delivered baby

To participate in Individual Management Reviews (IMR) and Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPR) processes as required and ensuring dissemination of recommendations and application of learning

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For further information regarding this vacancy please see the attached job description and person specification.

    Person Specification



    • Able to demonstrate practice in all areas relating to midwifery.
    • Evidence of multidisciplinary working.
    • Education and training of multidisciplinary groups
    • Experience in monitoring and maintaining appropriate resources within budgetary constraints.
    • Demonstratable continuous post registration experience



    • Evidence of continued learning in area of specialism
    • Evidence of continued learning relating to midwifery.
    • Demonstrates specialist knowledge in safeguarding



    • Registered Midwife
    • NMC registration
    • Mentor/assessor training
    • Relevant teaching qualification e.g. ENB 998 City and Guilds 730 or commitment towards achievement this qualification.
    • Evidence of continuous professional development


    • Relevant safeguarding course or working towards qualification
    • Certificate in counselling or equivalent
    • EDCL (European Driving License)

    Written Skills


    • Ability to write complex reports, actions plans, analysis of data
    • Good presentation skills
    • Excellent written communication
    • Ability to write and review policies and procedures
    • Ability to maintain accurate records

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust

    Dudley Road


    B18 7QH

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