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Maternity Risk Manager

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic candidate to the role of Maternity Risk Manager. This is a full time role and would suit any individual with good experience in patient safety, governance or risk who is looking to move into a management position.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for:
  • The co-ordination of all obstetrics and gynaecology risk. All midwifery, nursing and health care assistant staff working in the ward/department/community team when on clinical duties
  • Working with the Associate Director of Midwifery and Gynaecology in developing, implementing and monitoring an effective and compliant system of working to ensure robust maternity and gynaecology governance which is in line with national best practice and aligns across divisions for managing the governance staff dealing with all activities relating to patient safety, risk, compliance and audit and patient experience and act as the lead and central point of contact for Women's divisional governance activities.
  • Acting as a self-relating practitioner who horizon scans to ensure the divisional governance activities remain in line with current best practice.

About us

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Hospital Trust (NMUH) is one of London's busiest healthcare providers, providing hospital care and community services for the 350,000 people living in Enfield, Haringey and beyond.

Our specialist services include HIV, cardiology, blood disorders, diabetes, fertility, sickle cell and thalassemia. In addition to a full range of cancer diagnosis and treatment services, the Helen Rollason Cancer Support Centre is based on-site and provides services to support cancer patients' wellbeing.

We also provide community services and have a dedicated 0-19 service for children and young people in Enfield so that they can get the best possible start in life. This includes health visitors and school nurses who are delivering the national Healthy Child Programme, which provides a structured framework for the delivery of key interventions to support the health and wellbeing of children and families from 0 to 5 and school aged children from 5-19. The 0-19 service aims to improve pathways and partnerships with services in the hospital and deliver excellent care for the children and families.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:
  • Maintain a professional behaviour at all times and promote a positive image of North Middlesex Hospital University NHS Trust at all times, in line with the Trust Values.
  • Have oversight responsibility for all aspects of the clinical governance agenda, developing an effective patient safety framework that is quality centric.
  • Ensure delivery of the rolling programme of governance activities in line with trust, division and service requirements
  • Develop and coordinate good integrated governance practice within the maternity and gynaecology services
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of effective working relationships, communication, co-operation and engagement with internal and external national stakeholders.
  • Interpreting and assessing the relevance of national policy and guidance, providing support to governance teams regarding implementation and evaluation.
  • Developing and implementing robust quality and safety policies including clear escalation processes.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • Registered Midwife, eligible to practice
  • Minimum of 4 years clinical post registration experience of which 2 years are at band 7.
  • Educated to a degree level or equivalent with evidence of further professional development
  • Educated to Masters level or willing to undertake study
  • Experience with the Datix Risk Management System.
  • Root Cause Analysis training.
  • Attended a clinical leadership programme.


  • Experience in a similar previous role

Skills and abilities


  • Ability to deal confidentially with staff at all levels of an organization
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a range of professionals
  • Ability to make decisions and solve complex problems
  • Advanced planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent leadership, Influencing and motivational skills
  • Excellent abilities in concise and accurate report writing and presentation of information
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Access, Explorer, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to define, collate, retrieve & manipulate data
  • Knowledge and understanding of professional standards and requirements
  • The ability to maintain and respect confidentiality - Information Governance, Issues of confidentiality (Data Protection, Freedom of Information Act, Caldicott)


  • Able to negotiate and influence at an organisational level and externally with a range of stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, confident when speaking in public and at large meetings



  • Demonstrable experience in project management in an acute care environment
  • Ability to collate and analyse statistical and qualitative information
  • Experience of implementing change projects
  • Experience of effective working within a team and alone
  • Experience of working with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of the components of governance, risk management and assurance function current NHS national policies, standards, requirements and directions that relate to measuring and improving the quality and safety of patient care
  • Demonstrates commitment to improving the quality of patient care
  • Ability to support a range of staff and quality/ clinical services /professional activity
  • Experience of working with patients/service/ stakeholders to improve quality of service
  • Experience in setting objectives and performance management and holding people to account


  • Experience in providing advice on complex professional and other HR issues

Personal qualities


  • Commitment to continuous improvement activities
  • Positive attitude toward change
  • Commitment to staff development
  • Occasional flexibility to work outside of normal office hours (e.g. to attend meetings with divisional representatives
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm and commitment to Improvement focused patient safety and quality initiatives, research and its application to practice
  • Resilience and ability to get the job done
  • Completer finisher working to tight deadlines
  • Kind and compassionate
  • Self-motivated, can organise & prioritise work using own initiative
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Can work to deadlines whilst maintaining a high standard
  • Methodical & systematic approach to work, involving close attention to detail
  • Maintaining a professional appearance



  • Demonstrable ability to meet Trust value

Employer details

Employer name

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust


North Middlesex University Hospital

Sterling Way


N18 1QX

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