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Mental Health Midwife

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Full Time
Are you looking for an exciting new job in a motivated, well-supported, friendly and dynamic environment that puts women/birthing people at the centre of a high standard of care? If so, come and join us.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, Mental Health Midwife to join our midwifery team working across our Oldham and Rochdale sites. You will work closely with the local perinatal mental health team and others to ensure that there are clear integrated pathways of care for women with perinatal mental illness. You will be part of adedicated team who continually evaluate the service so that it is person-centred, quality driven and responsive.

We are looking for a Midwife who has completed preceptorship and is passionate about providing enhanced, client centred care within the mental health pathway who can work independently and as part of the MDT.

You will be committed to delivering high quality care that is responsive to the needs of the local community and will actively engage the people who use our services to improve care delivery and service co-design, ensuring feedback is used to improve perinatal mental health services.

Main duties of the job

To work with the Lead Specialist Midwife for Maternal Mental Health as a member of the Mental Health team to provide support for women with mental health concerns.

To support the Specialist Midwife in Mental Health, to ensure the organisation meets its Mental Health responsibilities throughout the childbirth continuum.

The post holder will work across community maternity services and within a multi-agency arena, providing advice and support to Care organisation staff on Mental health issues. They will deliver training and participate in the delivery of signposting and support for other professionals under the direction of the Specialist Midwife for Mental Health.

The post holder will be required to work in partnership with other agencies providing health

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.

We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website:

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will:

1. Provide advice and support to community maternity services across Oldham and Rochdale.

2. Assist with developing and communicating care plans for pregnant women in relation to mental health.3. As part of the development in this role the post holder will become competent in supporting frontline staff, act as a support and be able to signpost women and their families using the service.

4. To assist in the delivery of Mental Health training to maternity services.

5. To assist in the assessment of women with mental hath issues, and to assist undertaking the Perinatal mental health clinic.

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 website:

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:

Person Specification



  • Degree/Diploma in Midwifery
  • NMC registration



  • Knowledge of key issues pertinent to maternity care and maternal mental health.


  • Knowledge of national mental health policies.



  • Experience in dealing with contentious and emotive information and advising on management of sensitive cases.


  • Recent clinical experience of working with vulnerable Families.

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Oldham Hospital

Rochdale Road



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