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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a brilliant opportunity for a dedicated, qualified Midwife who wants to take responsibility for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of midwifery care for women and their families. We are flexible in approach and will consider requests to work in specific areas of our midwifery service or those looking for rotational experience.

Saint Mary's Managed Clinical Service (MCS) are proud to be the largest maternity service in the country providing care for women across Greater Manchester, supporting around 17,500 births each year. Wherever your interests lie, we'll support you to develop your specialist skills to enable you to progress your career in midwifery.

For this role you will be driven to providing the best possible care and be passionate about midwifery and the importance of the services we provide. You will be focussed, caring, and dedicated and will strive to work as part of an effective team.

Let us tell you more about why this could be your next and best career move.

In your application, please confirm which of our sites you would most be interested in working at and we will consider this as part of the selection process.

Main duties of the job

Using your well-honed leadership skills, you'll act as a support to the Ward Manager or Team Leader, deputise for them when necessary, and develop and maintain organisational and managerial skills relevant to the ward or department. Implementing the Trust's annual appraisal process will be another key duty, as will participating and leading in the Improving Quality Programme.

As a motivating and inspirational mentor, you'll be a resource for all our midwives, support staff and students, encouraging a high level of achievement in everyone you work with. You'll all ensure the clinical environment is conducive to supporting education and learning, and see that mentorship training is updated annually.

Your organisational and management skills will help you understand and appreciate the cost implications associated with our service, and ensure the effective use of all the resources we use.

The maintenance of your own professional development will be key to your success, and you'll also help to promote awareness of current developments in midwifery, and look out for every opportunity to increase your own knowledge, skills and expertise.

Dedicated to providing an environment that encourages patient-centred involvement, you'll promote good working relationships with all the internal and external departments you work with, with the ultimate aim of providing the best patient journey possible.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife



  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Knowledge & Experience


  • Knowledge of the public health agenda
  • Knowledge of multi-agency working together in child protection


  • Experience of clinical audit.
  • Experience of research activities



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Capacity to work with in a multidisciplinary team Exemplary personal standards of conduct and behaviour.
  • Clinically competent
  • Effective organisational skills


  • IT skills



  • Motivated to personal and professional development
  • Treats colleagues and the general public with dignity and respect
  • Enthusiastic

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Across Saint Mary's


M13 9WL

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