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Community Midwifery Manager

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum (pro rata)
Closing date
25 Apr 2024
Community Midwifery Manager - Substantive role - Band 7

Bradford Maternity Services aspires to be outstanding, to provide excellent care, experience, services and staff development opportunities. We serve a city with a young and diverse population giving us amazing opportunities to adapt and respond to both local and national agenda's for maternity care provision now and in the future.

Are you a dynamic, forward thinking experienced midwife aspiring to lead and develop services and people towards excellence in providing midwifery care in the community context? We are looking for a substantive Community Midwifery Manager. The candidate will be well equipped to develop self, service and others towards excellence. If you are someone who thrives on and responds to the challenges of today to build a vision for the future, you would enjoy and work well within our maternity services.

Enquiries for this post should be made to: - Matron for Community Midwifery and Antenatal Services

Main duties of the job

  • To lead, manage and co-ordinate staff and activity within the community teams.
  • To provide sound clinical and professional advice and leadership to teams of midwives, support staff and external agencies within the CCG.
  • To liaise with other professional groups in relation to pregnancy and the transition into parenthood to accelerate quality, safety and health for women, babies and families in the local community.
  • To provide expert clinical advice in relation to the educational, managerial and leadership of teams of midwives and support staff.
  • To provide expert care, support and advice to women and their families throughout their antenatal and postnatal period, in accordance with The Code for nurses and midwives (NMC, 2015)
  • To empower and enable midwives to advocate for women in relation to birth choices, complex birth and personalised care planning
  • To provide expert intrapartum care and advice in relation to home births.
  • To lead on the development, planning and future implementation of services in line with recent government drivers and local recommendations and initiatives.
  • The post holder will be working as a key member of a multi-professional team and will display excellent communication and leadership skills
  • To be involved in the development, co-ordination and management of new continuity teams.

About us

Our district has 17,000 businesses including more FTSE 100 companies than any other north of England city. From the best curry in the country, to the world's turbo chargers, to breakthrough technologies that help to manage chronic pain, we have something for everyone.

We have a strong service sector and community ethos that works together to make Bradford a great place to live and work. As the youngest city in the UK, we are investing heavily in skills for the future by providing the right training at every level for the significant sectors of our economy, and Bradford University and Bradford College are positioning themselves as exemplars in their field. And on top of this, we have competitive house prices and good schools in attractive areas meaning a move to Bradford brings a very high standard of living at an affordable price.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust employ just over 5,200 staff, serving a population of around 500,000. We also have the third-largest membership base in the country. We currently operate over two main sites the Bradford Royal Infirmary provides the majority of inpatient services, and St Luke's Hospital provides outpatient and rehabilitation services.

As a teaching hospital, the Foundation Trust is at the forefront of research and development in healthcare. This promotes a culture of learning and professional development that ensures that all doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals practice the highest clinical standards.

Job description

Job responsibilities


  • To provide and direct midwifery care and leadership in accordance with the The Code for Nurses and Midwives (NMC, 2015).
  • Accountable for care provided to the women on own caseload (if applicable) and co-ordination of caseload of midwives and support staff.
  • Ensure the philosophy, policies, procedures, protocols and standards of the Trust are adhered to.
  • Maintain records and documentation in accordance with professional and Trust guidelines for record keeping. Maintain a proactive approach regarding record keeping and documentation with all team members.
  • To maintain own professional development, including maintenance of Personal Professional Portfolio towards effective preparation for professional revalidation.

Professional Registration

Where the post holder holds a professional qualification they will be required to
  • Maintain their own professional status and registration where appropriate
  • Work within the professional regulations set by the relevant Professional Body. Currently in clinical job descriptions only I cant see any reason why

  • To organise, manage and support teams in providing safe, effective, individualised continuity of care for all mothers throughout the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods.
  • To support, direct and have final responsibility for activity, staff cover and skill mix in each community team, applying principles of risk assessment and management to ensure safe and effective service provision.
  • To observe, nurture and direct midwives to manage a caseload for a defined group of childbearing women .
  • To lead and support teams of midwives in pursuing excellence to provide and promote Midwife Led Care to those women identified as low risk.
  • To organise and prioritise own workload and delegate work to other health care and administration staff.
  • To collect, collate and monitor performance, activity and workforce information relative to the role. Communicating to the teams results and improvements to enhance quality and safety for women.
  • To ensure compliance targets are met for appraisals and compliance.
  • Through the provision of effective leadership and management, develop and sustain a culture of excellence within the teams and across an integrated maternity service that enables delivery of a high standard of clinical care whilst maintaining the privacy and dignity of women and their families
  • Influence the development of services and act as a change agent, leading staff and facilitating the change process whilst encouraging others to be innovative and adaptable in their approach to change
  • Manage resources in an efficient and effective way, influencing and contributing towards lean budgets working with senior managers to maximise efficiencies and reduce waste
  • Participate in the recruitment of staff and facilitate the development of individual staff and the maternity team as a whole through the use of appraisal and personal development plans taking in to account both the needs of the service and the aspirations of the individual practitioner
  • Ensures that all equipment is used according to the manufacturers instructions and is able to use it safely and store it correctly. Reports problems to appropriate personnel.
  • To take part in the bed manager rota and the senior on call rota

Person Specification



  • Significant experience of working as a Registered Midwife in a wide range of settings, in particular community midwifery
  • Experience of facilitating teaching and training


  • Good understanding and experience of assurance processes/audit/change management
  • Experience with people management in relation to appraisal performance, recruitment and selection process



  • Evidence of leadership and influencing skills with the ability to motivate and involve individuals and teams.
  • Presentation Skills
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills with good listening skills
  • High level of organisational skills, self-motivation, drive for performance and quality improvement, and flexibility in approach and attitude



  • Understanding of Information Governance and Confidentiality
  • Understanding of equality and diversity issues and how this affects patients, visitors and staff
  • Understanding of what the NHS Constitution means to you, and your responsibilities to the public, patients and colleagues.
  • Understanding of the risk and governance agenda within maternity, including learning from incidents
  • Awareness of key issues and drivers within the National Maternity Agenda



  • First level Registered Midwife with current NMC registration
  • First Degree or equivalent level of knowledge and experience gained in a relevant environment
  • Teaching Qualification (997/SLIPS or equivalent)
  • Evidence of commitment to continuous learning and application in practice


  • Recognised Leadership Qualification or equivalent experience
  • A Masters level qualification in relevant subject or evidence of equivalent knowledge or working towards qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bradford Teaching Hospitals



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