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Antenatal Ward Manager

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

We are looking for a self-motivated, resilient, agile, dynamic and energetic leader, who is passionate about the provision of high quality antenatal and bereavement care within the acute hospital environment and who will lead and develop services to ensure that they are patient focused and evidence based.

This post offers variety and challenge and the successful applicant will need to demonstrate an appetite for leading change, fostering an inclusive and agile leadership culture, developing antenatal care services as well as building a confident workforce.

With extensive experience of Midwifery care in a variety of settings the post holder will work closely with the senior midwifery team, the Speciality Lead for Obstetrics, Triage Lead Midwife and Bereavement Team. The successful candidate will have evidence of successfully implementing change and leading improvements in patient care, patient safety and patient experience.

Main duties of the job

Provide visual and accessible clinical, professional and managerial leadership within the antenatal inpatient ward and maternity services, ensuring the provision of high standards, safe, effective and cost effective midwifery care.

Coordinate the activity and further develop the Antenatal Ward and services in response to patient experience and national guidance

Work collaboratively with midwifery and obstetric leads to continue to develop services

Ensure the efficient management of the ward with allocated resource

Work to continually make improvements in the provision of care and the environment in partnership with women's voices

Act as a role model to shape a positive organisational culture as set out in the Trust Strategy

Be an expert practitioner in the area of practice

Participate in the development of evidence based guidelines for practice within the multi-disciplinary working environment.

Promote autonomy in practice and encourage midwives to become confident in their care and decision making.

Promote women centred care in all forums and support midwives to become advocates for women.

About us

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We serve a population of around 500,000 people - a figure that can increase significantly with visitors during the busiest times of the year. We employ approximately 6,700 staff and have a budget of approximately �580 million.

We are a teaching hospital in partnership with the University of Exeter Medical School, University of Plymouth School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Peninsula Dental School.

The Knowledge Spa on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site is the base for medical and nursing as well as ongoing education for health professions in clinical and non-clinical roles.

Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we are continually developing our clinical services as well as our facilities and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification



  • Midwifery Degree


  • Leadership Course
  • Additional Midwifery Qualification



  • Supporting/leading a team
  • Experience in change management
  • Experience with HR


  • Clinical Expertise in area
  • Experience of risk management

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospital



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