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Postnatal Ward Manager

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The NCA are delighted to offer an opportunity to join our midwifery leadership team as our Postnatal Ward Manager.

As our postnatal ward manager you will provide clinical leadership and expertise to our postnatal ward team and will drive the delivery of high quality, safe and individualised care.

Main duties of the job

The practitioner should be an expert in the assessment, planning and implementation of all areas of postnatal care, from admission to discharge which facilitates clinical practice development.

They will manage the ward and staff, including appraisals, rotas recruitment and selection and supervision of learners.

Support midwives and lead midwives in the delivery of safe evidence-based woman centred care which is of a high standard.

They are responsible for ensuring all care is delivered according to Trust policies and procedures maintaining records.

Utilising clinical audit, research supervision of practice and teaching they will monitor and improve standards of care using efficient and effective resources.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care , appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months. Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Experienced Band 6 Midwife
  • Evidence of Professional Standards and Role Model
  • Evidence of leadership skills


  • Management or leadership experience
  • Degree
  • Masters
  • Use of Microsoft Teams and Excel/Word documents



  • Midwife
  • Band 6 Experience


  • Experience of leading or managing people
  • Governance incident exposure
  • Complaints experience

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Oldham Hospital

Rochdale Road



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