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Maternity Triage Ward Manager

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic midwife with expert knowledge and experience of maternity triage and compassionate leadership skills to fill this position as Maternity Triage Ward Manager (we are currently able to offer this role as a job share).

You will take responsibility for the management of Maternity Triage, be visible, accessible and responsive to the needs of service users and the public. You will have expert clinical midwifery knowledge and will demonstrate effective and compassionate leadership skills to support the Midwifery and Multidisciplinary team (including ancillary and clinical support staff) to provide kind, safe, personalised care based on current research. You will work in collaboration with the Matron to lead and support the team through the process of change, demonstrating tenacity, drive, professional integrity, balance and perspective.

Main duties of the job

The post holder must be able to:

To line manage the Triage team including rostering, undertaking sickness management, appraisals and managing and supporting staff in line with Trust Policy.

Be a visible, accessible, credible and assertive leader to whom service users, relatives and staff can turn to for assistance, advice and support.

To act as an expert clinical practitioner providing personally and through their ward team, an excellent quality of care to service users and their families.

Demonstrate a high level of commitment to and enthusiasm for research, evidence basedpractice, audit and education in the clinical area.

To ensure that all care provided reflects Trust policy and guidance.

Proactively seek feedback on service user and public experience in order to address any concerns ina timely manner and build on success.

Support the Midwifery Matron to ensure the ward environment is safe, clean, comfortableand well maintained in line with service user and public expectations.

Have excellent communication skills and demonstrate an approachable manner within the MDT and families within the service.

Motivate all team members and lead innovation and expertise in clinical practice by example.

Provide a supportive environment for all students and learners on placement within the ward/unit for which they are responsible.

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

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Closing date is midnight on 2 June 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 17 June 2024

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?

Our values and reputation for outstanding care Opportunities to experience a range of specialities Career and development opportunities Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team Research experience and opportunities Lovely location and quality of life Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Degree in Midwifery or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Professional portfolio demonstrating evidence of relevant ongoing professional development
  • Mentorship qualification or working towards achieving.


  • Master's degree or equivalent relevant experience
  • NLS or equivalent
  • ILS course or equivalent
  • NIPE qualification
  • Leadership qualification



  • Ability to demonstrate an expert working knowledge of midwifery in all areas of the maternity service
  • Evidence of relevant clinical updating
  • Involvement with clinical audit and research
  • Evidence of leadership, management and/or team development at a clinical level.
  • Robust understanding of related Guidelines and Policies and their revision
  • Involvement with clinical audit and research


  • Use of computerised information system
  • Participation and contribution to local Regional/National maternity forums
  • Experience in leading on complaint responses and client feedback.
  • Experience in guideline and protocol revision



  • Aware of current research and its impact on evidence based care.
  • Conversant with NMC rules governing practice
  • Demonstrate awareness of clinical governance
  • Knowledge of current reports/guidelines relating to Maternity Care and their implication.
  • Good all round knowledge of patient surveys and satisfaction questionnaires
  • Working knowledge of word, excel and PowerPoint applications


  • Knowledge of initiatives and programmes developed to support and maintain active birth in all birth settings, promoting normality and women centred care.
  • Involvement in leading on complaints and implementing lessons learned in the clinical setting.



  • To be able to practice in all clinical areas in accordance with the NMC Rules and Standards
  • Well-developed interpersonal and counselling skills
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to communicate difficult and contentious messages.
  • Ability in perineal suturing, cannulation, I.V. drug additives and epidural management
  • Able to demonstrate contribution to changing practice
  • Demonstrate effective clinical leadership ability


  • Well-developed leadership skills
  • Demonstrate commitment to the implementation of evidence based practice
  • Evidence of leading on change in clinical practice

Additonal Requirements


  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to travel between the Trust and the community services, as required
  • Support and develop midwifery-led care
  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
  • Ability to be on call when required


  • Able to act up for Clinical Service Manager
  • Ability to provide leadership for a multi-disciplinary team

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division E



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