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Director of Midwifery

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£83,571 to £96,376 Per Annum pro Rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a visionary leader passionate about giving exceptional patient care to expectant mother's and their families? Do you thrive on a fast-paced environment and also enjoy the comradery of a true team? We're looking to appoint a such a transformational leader to be our Director of Midwifery.

Our current highly respected Director of Midwifery is retiring later this year, and we will be appointing somebody able to shape their own agenda, work with the team and wider Trust and partners and achieve great things. Do you think you could take on the challenge? Make the role your own? Take us further on our journey?

As an organisation recently receiving a CQC rating of GOOD for maternity services, you'll be able to build on this positive foundation. We believe that exceptional maternity care isn't about hitting the target but missing the point - and we're prepared to listen and act on you and your team's guidance. At #TeamCRH your voice matters. Through strong professional leadership, with the highest level of emotional intelligence and communication skills, you will empower colleagues to develop best practice in line with Saving Babies Lives, Ockenden actions and the Maternity Incentive Scheme. Acting as a cornerstone to the Quadrumvirate, you will directly shape and contribute to the delivery of the three-year delivery plan for the Trust's Perinatal Services.

Main duties of the job

As the Director of Midwifery, you will demonstrate strategic leadership and professional accountability to support the implementation of service improvement strategies to improve quality, experience, safety, and efficiency for women and their families.

Through highly visible leadership, you will work with your fellow professions in showing kindness, dignity, respect and care for our colleagues, women/childbearing people and families, ensuring the Trust is the hospital of choice and enhancing a culture within the Trust which builds on our values.

An onsite visit with our current Director of Midwifery is essential as part of the interview process to ensure that our values are aligned with yours. Please contact Rebecca Hendy on 01246 513151or by email at to arrange an onsite visit with our Director of Midwifery and to have a discussion with our Chief Nurse.

About us

This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful Foundation Trust with a strong commitment to delivering the highest standards of clinical quality, patient care and staff experience. The Trusts 'Together as One' Strategy describes our organisational values and a pledge to support our people through compassionate and inclusive leadership.

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is North Derbyshire's only acute District General Hospital, with 24 hour Emergency Department services we're responsible for providing care and treatment to more than 400,000 people who live in our communities. We are modern, well-resourced and in commuting distance of Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham and close to the Peak District. The CQC has rated the Trust as 'Good'. Our vision is to provide exceptional patient care provided by exceptional people. We work closely with our partners across health and care as part of the JUCD Integrated Care System.

Our maternity services have over 2,800 births per year which comprise Home and Hospital Births. The Chesterfield Birth Centre has 11 birthing rooms 4 with pools. Our 19 bedded ante/ post-natal ward is currently being expanded to accommodate Transitional Care increasing the bed base to 21. The ante natal department is based at our Trust site and supports 12% - 13% out of area bookings. Our community midwifery teams are based on various sites across North Derbyshire while the continuity of carer teams focus on areas of highest deprivation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description for the full detailed description of roles and responsibilities for this role.

Person Specification

Qualification and Training


  • Registered professional with relevant body (NMC
  • Evidence of CPPD
  • Maters degree or equivalent


  • Evidence of training in quality improvement methodology



  • Registered professional management and leadership experience at senior level
  • Budget management and business management skills
  • Involvement at a lead level on issues related to quality governance, monitoring and standard setting including risk management
  • Significant experience of working at senior professional level in an acute environment


  • Knowledge of health and social care structures at national, regional and local level
  • previous experience at divisional leadership level

skills and knowledge


  • Excellent communication skills and ability to influence at all levels
  • Experience of leading teams, including objectives
  • Ability to articulate a vision and to set a clear direction


  • Knowledge and understanding of NHS policy and of key changes in the NHS

Employer details

Employer name

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chesterfield Royal Hospital



S44 5BL

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