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Specialist Midwife - Drugs, Alcohol & Mental Health

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Are you a dynamic and passionate midwife who wants to expand their knowledge and experience in a specialist midwifery role . This is an exciting opportunity to join the specialist midwifery team for Drugs , Alcohol and Perinatal Mental Health at the Oxford Road Campus.

Specialist midwives are crucial to supporting women with mental health , drug and alcohol issues. They ensure that the correct services and support are put in place which will then go on to have huge benefits for families , babies and children .

Main duties of the job

  • The team works closely with the mental health teams across Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust and facilitates perinatal mental health clinics alongside the perinatal mental health psychiatrists and mental health care coordinators. The team also facilities an obstetric led mental health clinic and a midwife led mental health clinic.
  • Coordination and liaison is a vital component of the team's role as the team work alongside numerous agencies across the Greater Manchester footprint including the drugs and alcohol services , IAPT , community mental health teams , infant and parenting services , health visiting teams and cross boundary midwifery services
  • Safeguarding is a significant part of the teams role as they write reports for and attend professionals meeting , strategy meetings , initial child protection conferences , core groups, child in need meeting and discharge planning meeting .
  • The team are visible and accessible and are a resource for all staff providing evidence based advice ,support and information

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

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Relevant Degree

Knowledge, Experience and Skills


  • Evidence of multi-disciplinary/multi agency working
  • Evidence of teaching and assessing skills/ability
  • Clinically competent in all areas of midwifery inclusive of Intrapartum Care


  • Exemplary personal standards of conduct and behaviour
  • IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Saint Mary's Manchester

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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