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Clinical Risk and Governance Lead Midwife

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a new role of Risk and Governance Lead Midwife across Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Do you have the skills and experience to provide a high level of specialised knowledge and skills to lead in this role? If you feel you would like to be part of taking our service forward, then this could be the opportunity for you and we would really like to hear from you.

The right candidate will hold enthusiasm for taking the responsibility of the daily oversight of the Maternity risk and governance team, ensuring clinical risk management activities are undertaken in a forward thinking and driven manner.

Interviews to be held on 13/6/24

Main duties of the job

This role will require the post-holder to work at an operational and strategic level within the Women and Child Health Directorate to deliver the maternity service governance and risk management agenda. Activities will include writing reports, investigations and monitoring action plans with provision of evidence.

The post holder will have excellent communication skills, fanatical attention to detail, and drive to ensure that our Risk and Governance agendas are delivered within tight deadlines.

The post holder will be responsible for the development of the clinical safety management strategy. In conjunction with the senior team be responsible for monitoring and reviewing service performance ensuring agreed targets are met. Report on performance and implementing remedial action as necessary.

Work collaboratively and provide expertise to create strategies to support the implementation of enhanced and effective clinical safety management at directorate and corporate level. Engage with partner stakeholders and represent the Health Board at regional and where necessary national level to ensure strategic implementation of safety initiatives and improvements in line with local and national publications to optimise services and outcomes for service users

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 12,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (six of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Registered Midwife
  • Masters Degree relevant to subject or equivalent
  • Management/ Leadership qualification


  • Experience in Patient Safety at Regional or National Level
  • Management/ Leadership qualification



  • Experience in Patient Safety
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Experience of working closely with clinicians and management of varying seniority
  • Experience of analysing problems and identifying solutions
  • Experience of presenting information to large audiences
  • Ability to manage and deliver to deadlines and within resources
  • Ability to collaborate constructively with internal and external partners to create the conditions for successful partnership working
  • Experience of researching, analysing and interpreting complex information and in the use of systems, databases and other software tools
  • Project management
  • Experience of developing training programmes
  • Evidence of relevant Patient Safety and Health & Safety experience Data base management
  • Advanced specialist knowledge on the principles of patient safety & risk management
  • NHS Constitution and understanding of current NHS issues, initiatives, legislation and policy
  • In-depth knowledge of theory, methodologies, frameworks and tools relating to clinical effectiveness and quality improvement
  • Information management and highly developed knowledge of confidentiality and data protection
  • Knowledge of Patient complaints & management
  • Excellent understanding of the healthcare regulations and the role of HIW and Ombudsmen
  • Understanding of the diversity issues and customs of the patients
  • Full understanding of the respective roles of HIW, CQC, MHRA,NPSA,NICE and other governmental and non-governmental healthcare organisations

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Glangwili General Hospital


SA31 2AF

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