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Head of Midwifery

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year pa/ pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are seeking a dynamic and highly motivated individual to join our team, at Jessop Wing, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, as our new Head of Midwifery.

This is an exciting opportunity to compassionately lead and inspire a dedicated maternity service, who are committed to a culture of safety and continuous service improvement.

If you are an experienced Midwifery leader, are passionate about leading teams to maternity excellence, and making a positive impact in the lives of mothers and babies, we invite you to apply for the position of Head of Midwifery at Jessop Wing.

Main duties of the job

Have oversight responsibility for OGN services, in particular clinical governance, and safety issues, providing professional and line management support to the matrons.

Ensure workforce tools are utilised to embed safe and effective staffing models across the service and clinical areas supporting the matrons to deliver this.

Be responsible for maintaining clinical standards, benchmarking using Clinical Governance Frameworks and audit to ensure high quality care is provided and give assurance to the maternity directorate senior management team.

Provide visible clinical and professional leadership for maternity working in partnership with the wider multidisciplinary team.

Ensure National A- EQUIP, Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA) model is well established and effective.

Take the lead for safeguarding within Maternity Services.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Current NMC registration
  • Leadership Qualification
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Relevant Master's Degree


  • Registered Nurse
  • Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA)

Training and Experience


  • Broad range of clinical midwifery experience acquired through significant recent practice at a senior leadership level.
  • Evidence of Local Maternity & Neonatal System (LMNS) collaborative working
  • Proven record of leading and effectively managing change across organisations
  • Evidence of leadership development


  • Project management experience
  • Published in professional journals
  • Presentations at local regional and national events
  • Evidence of contribution to original research
  • Contribution to scholarly activities and publications

Skills and Abilities


  • Expert knowledge of Midwifery and Safeguarding.
  • Sound knowledge of NHS agenda and National Policy , and an understanding how this translates to Maternity and Neonatal Services.
  • Highly developed motivational skills and strong commitment to staff involvement and empowerment
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships internally and externally
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and exemplary personal standards of conduct and behaviour.
  • Ability to inspire others and lead by example.
  • Able to engage and collaborate demonstrating enhanced influencing skills and the ability to manage conflict
  • Highly developed problem - solving, critical appraisal and decision-making abilities


  • IT skills



  • Motivated to personal and professional development of self and other junior colleagues.
  • Treats colleagues and the general public with dignity and respect.
  • Capacity to work with colleagues at all levels
  • Exemplary personal standards of conduct and behaviour.



  • Competent in the use of IT and computer skills and report writing
  • Participate in Maternity on call rota
  • Ability to travel to attend meetings as required


  • Published in professional journals
  • Presentations at local regional and national events
  • Evidence of contribution to original research
  • Contribution to scholarly activities and publications
  • Evidence of practical application of evidenced based practice and dissemination of authoritative clinical research in the specialty- moved from essential

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Jessop Wing Hospital


S10 2SF

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