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Team Manger - Midwifery Led Unit

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has risen or a band 7 ward manager for Serenity Midwife Led Unit

The successful candidate will be an experienced midwife, passionate about providing individualized care to women and families and promoting best practice in midwifery.

As ward manager you will be responsible for the day to day running of the MLU and working closely with the wider ward management team to ensure the safe running of the wider maternity unit.

The MLU team leader plays a pivotal role in supporting and collaborating closely with the delivery suite manager, fostering a seamless and efficient workflow. Together, they share responsibilities and tasks, ensuring the smooth operation of the maternity unit. Whether it's overseeing patient care, managing staff schedules, or addressing any emergent situations, their partnership ensures comprehensive coverage and support. By working hand in hand, they create a supportive environment where each member of the team can thrive, ultimately leading to enhanced patient care and satisfaction. Their collaboration embodies a commitment to excellence and teamwork within the delivery suite and MLU setting a standard for cohesive leadership in healthcare.

Main duties of the job

Responsibilities include:

- Act as the professional lead for women with uncomplicated pregnancies, promoting the physiological birthing process

- Provide clinical support and oversight for the midwifery led unit

- Line management of a team of midwives and maternity support workers, including management of training & development and performance appraisal.

- Supporting preceptorship midwives on rotation to MLU

- Working with the wider education team / universities to provide a qualirt placement for student midwives.

- Rostering to ensure safe staffing for the MLU, managing annual & study leave.

- Incident investigation and action planning

- Monitoring of local audits and assurances

- Asset management

- Individualised care planning / birth planning with women & families, working closely with the Consultant Midwife and Obstetric team.

- Management of local patient feedback

- Dissemination and implementation of trust guidance and learning from incident reviews

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated care organisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises. As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding. The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:

1. Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff

2. Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do

3. Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for full details of the roles and responsibilities for this post.

Person Specification



  • Registered midwife on part 2 of the register
  • Specialist qualification for post
  • Management /leadership course.



  • Evidence of clinical/ managerial development
  • Significant experience post registration in continuous clinical practice.
  • Evidence of working in all areas of midwifery
  • Able to take the professional lead in caring for low risk women

Employer details

Employer name

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust




B18 7QH

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