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Professional Development Midwife - Recruitment and Retention

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton In Ashfield
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join our practice development team and take a lead role in supporting the recruitment and retention of midwives.

The overriding purpose of this role is to support the provision of the highest quality patient care through personal actions and evidence based woman centred care which can be delivered in a variety of models at Sherwood forest Hospital. The post holder would take a proactive role-model in the clinical environment, who leads practice development and the professional development of midwifery staff in the area of responsibility with a focus on recruitment and retention of midwives.

This role provides leadership, advice and support, fostering a learning culture which values high quality patient care and works in partnership with the senior midwifery ward/department manager to ensure the multi-disciplinary team all work together to achieve agreed, common goals and outcomes.

Main duties of the job

To understand the role in more detail, please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here, and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall, we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients we also care for you.

Our culture of learning, compassion and taking a person-centred approach are at the roots of our organisation. We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail, please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Degree level study
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Continuing professional development/ reflective profile
  • Teaching and Assessing qualification


  • Completion of all local competency packages
  • Research training/experience
  • ECDL
  • Masters level qualification



  • Managerial / leadership experience at band 6 in the NHS
  • Evidence of participating in organisational change that has led to changes in quality
  • Proven track record in leadership and management
  • Evidence of leading projects


  • Audit or research within the clinical area
  • Formal teaching of groups of staff
  • Budget management
  • Has undertaken packages relevant to role and Specialty

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Ability to respond to, prioritise and analyse complex problems/situations and ensure effective interventions are put in place.
  • Ability to generate and present reports and documents
  • Deal effectively with clinical issues within defined procedures/guidelines
  • Demonstrate insight in the use of data to influence patient care and services


  • Demonstrate a knowledge of current issues related to NHS strategy and policy
  • Use of clinical benchmarking to influence patient care
  • Ability in the use of appraisal, personal development review and training needs analysis
  • Use of the knowledge and skills framework

Planning and organisation skills


  • Can formulate short and long term objectives
  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload and recognise prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations
  • Demonstrate the personal development of members within a team


  • Demonstrate ability to effectively lead a team
  • Demonstrate effective time management skills
  • Demonstrate effective resource management
  • Experience in strategic planning for a service

Physical skills


  • Physically able to perform the full range of midwifery duties
  • Dexterity and accuracy in undertaking clinical skills, use of equipment and documentation
  • Competent and capable of using medical equipment
  • Able to undertake patient manual handling manoeuvres and non-patient manual handling manoeuvres


  • Evidence of moving and handling training
  • Keyboard skills



  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Enhanced CRB clearance
  • Caring
  • Enthusiastic and well-motivated
  • Confidence
  • Recruitment and selection of staff


  • Successful implementation and management of a change process
  • Evidence of formal teaching experience
  • Attendance at conferences / study days

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


King's Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road

Sutton In Ashfield

NG17 4JL

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