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Head of Midwifery and Neonates

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year pa
Closing date
22 May 2024

Job Details

The Head of Midwifery and Neonatal Services role is a key position within the Divisional Management Team, responsible and accountable to the Director of Midwifery and Neonatal services (DoM), with a prime focus on the day-to-day operational delivery of high standards of patient care across integrated care pathways and services. The purpose of the role is to provide midwifery and nursing leadership, to ensure and consistently develop high quality efficient service provision for all that are accessing maternity care.

The post holder will be responsible for operational direction and provision of management of Midwifery and Neonatal services in this senior leadership role. They will ensure delivery of consistently high standards of quality care, robust governance, patient experience and sustainability of service.

The post holder will be required to act up as the DoM in the day-to-day delivery of the clinical business of the service and assumes delegated functions for nursing and midwifery, including, recruitment and retention, measuring and improving standards of care, transformation of services, improving patient experience across the specialities. This will need to undertaken in accordance with agreed objectives, targets, quality standards, controls and resource constraints.

Main duties of the job

  • To exhibit leadership behaviours that demonstrate respect, resilience, trust, enthusiasm, and energy, positively impacting on the culture of the workforce leading to a safe and happy workplace.
  • To provide professional, managerial, and clinical leadership across the midwifery-led neonatal and obstetric-led pathways.
  • To lead with a strong operational presence, influencing to ensure the provision of a safe, effective, and evidence-based service to women and families.
  • To be an integral member of the Leadership team taking an active role in supporting the maternity service and the division in achieving agreed targets.
  • Support the workforce strategy and take the lead on maternity recruitment and retention, ensuring the workforce maintains national standards for safe staffing
  • To be a key influencer in progressing service developments which reflect professional, clinical, and corporate objectives.

About us

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Relevant Postgraduate qualification in management or leadership


  • Leadership Qualification



  • Substantive experience at senior leadership role
  • Minimum 3 years staff management, including Senior Level experience


  • Experience of leading on Clinical Governance and Risk Management

Employer details

Employer name

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


Royal United Hospital

Combe Park



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