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Labour Suite Manager

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
We are looking for a dynamic leader, passionate about intrapartum care.

The post holder will have expert clinical knowledge, being able to lead, coach and mentor other midwives in advancing the midwifery profession. You will show leadership both professionally and managerially, acting as an expert role model to staff within the unit demonstrating credible midwifery clinical skills in the care of postnatal women.

The post holder will have a 24 hour responsibility for the labour suite, ensuring that Trust Policies and Procedures are adhered to and that the department is equipped to deliver high standards of evidence based care.

As the Labour Suite Manager you will have overall accountability for the quality of care delivered within the ward, and have line management responsibilities for the team including the responsibility for supporting professional development. You will ensure all members of your team have a personal development plan, and will work collaboratively and co-operatively with others to develop women centred services.

You will maintain clinical competencies, ensuring practice is evidence based.

Main duties of the job

Main Duties


Planning, Development and Delivery


Patient Safety

Infection Control

Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults

Information Governance

Health and Safety


General Policies Procedures and Practice

About us

With over 19,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description and person specification attached to the advert for the full details.

Person Specification

Behaviours and Values


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate effect written and verbal communication skills
  • Produce timely, accurate written/electronic records and documents



  • Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, prioritise and evaluate work load
  • Demonstrate self awareness and understanding of personal accountability
  • Able to respond to problem situations to ensure effective interventions are put in place
  • Demonstrate an ability to organise own work schedule, managing time effectively and display initiative
  • Set and achieve high standards for own behaviour and personal presentation
  • Delegate appropriately
  • Demonstrate basic IT skills using Word, Excel and Powerpoint


  • Highly motivated individual demonstrating enthusiasm and a conscientious approach to work, advocating this to others



  • Managed a team of staff
  • Change management initiatives and leadership skills
  • Ability to manage workloads efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to convey sensitive information in an empathetic manner to patients, relatives/carers and staff
  • Experience of managing complaints


  • Experience of writing staff rosters
  • Management of staff through a HR process
  • Risk management experience
  • Clinical governance experience
  • Shared governance experience
  • Audit experience



  • Registered Midwife
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification / Possession of a mentoring course


  • Formal leadership and management training
  • Masters degree

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Queens Medical Centre

Derby Road



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