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Head of Midwifery

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£75,853 to £86,574 per annum/incl HCAS
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a development opportunity?

We are looking for a dynamic, motivated, sensitive, forward-thinking midwife with a broad range of experience to become our Head of Midwifery at The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

We are proud to offer the opportunity to work in a progressive environment where we are committed to an ambitious transformation of our maternity services.

The Postholder will be an exceptional leader with in-depth knowledge of governance and assurance mechanisms, operational management experience of maternity services both in the community and the hospital and will inspire confidence and innovation amongst our incredible workforce who together, ensure the women/birthing people and staff are safe, cared for and listened too.

The postholder will work collaboratively with the maternity matron, maternity managers, Consultant Midwife, service managers, governance and education teams to provide seamless pathways of care and ensure a positive safety and team culture.

The Maternity Service prides itself on supporting you to fulfil your career aspirations and you can expect a warm welcome at Hillingdon from our established and friendly multidisciplinary team. The post holder will receive a full orientation and access to ongoing development on successful appointment.

For further information please contact Julie Cooper, Director of Midwifery on or 01895 238282ext: 3476.

Main duties of the job

As an empowering visible leader, you will be accountable in providing excellent professional and clinical leadership within maternity services. The Head of Midwifery will lead and develop midwifery and maternity programs and work closely with the multidisciplinary team to ensure safe, personalised care that is responsive to feedback from women and birthing people.

About us

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only acute Hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon and offers a wide range of services including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics and maternity services. The Trust's services at Mount Vernon Hospital include routine day surgery, delivered at a modern treatment centre, a minor injuries unit and outpatient clinics.

The safety and well-being of our patients and of our staff is paramount and we are making urgent improvements to address this - particularly in infection prevention and control. We are making progress and going forward by working in partnership with local GPs, charities,community services, academic partners, our local authority, neighbouring hospitals and the wider North West London Integrated care system, and ensuring that we listen and work in partnership with our local population. We are absolutely focused on ensuring that our hospitalsprovide high quality, safe and compassionate care, while drive forward the building of the new Hillingdon Hospital.

We have over 3,500 members of staff that are proud to care for nearly half a million people, with a vision to be an outstanding provider of healthcare through leading health and academic partnerships, transforming services, to provide the best care where needed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for the main responsibilities of the Head of Maternity role in Maternity Management

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Master's degree or equivalent level of experience in a highly specialised role
  • PHD (Willingness to work towards a PHD) or equivalent level of experience
  • Management training or evidence of equivalent competence


  • Professional Midwifery Advocate



  • Extensive leadership and managerial experience with evidence of achievement acquired through at least 3 years' experience at a senior level.
  • Broad range of clinical midwifery experience acquired through significant practice.
  • Experience of staff management, able to persuade and influence and handle conflict utilising the principles of compassionate and inclusive leadership
  • Strong evidence of service development and successful change management
  • Experience of risk management and quality assurance
  • Experience of complaints management
  • Experience of budget management

Employer details

Employer name

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust





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