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Lead Midwife for Governance & Transformation (subject to banding)

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per Annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a motivated midwife to join our friendly maternity service. The right candidate will be an experienced midwife, with a genuine passion for governance, transformation and quality improvement

If you are dedicated to contributing to a team striving to deliver excellence in maternity care and serious about pursuing a rewarding career in midwifery then DCH NHS FT is the place for you. We are passionate about the care we give to women, pregnant people, their families and babies and you will be well supported to further and enhance your clinical knowledge and expertise within our Trust.

The successful candidate will continue to work clinical on a regular basis

Main duties of the job

The post holder will assist the senior management team in the development of the professional midwifery agenda to achieve consistency of practice, high standards of care and innovation with a strong patient safety focus. Leading the service in clinical governance and risk management, the post holder will ensure quality assurance achieving safety and clinical governance objectives within Maternity and Neonatal services. The postholder will play a key role in the delivery of the Maternity Incentive Scheme and the implementation of Saving Babies Lives and will assist the Deputy Director of Midwifery and Neonatal Services in the introduction and implementation of PSIRF

The post holder will provide a key link between Maternity and Neonatal services and the Corporate Governance team.

About us

At DCHFT, we pride ourselves on the care we provide for our patients, and on the culture, we are creating for our staff. We work hard to create a fair, inclusive environment for our staffOur Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them, and our vision is Dorset County Hospital, working with our health and social care partners, will be at the heart of improving the well-being of our communities.We are a Trust that celebrates diversity, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

please see the JD and PS for further details - in there you will find all the information you require

Person Specification



  • RM with experience of leadership experience
  • First Degree


  • PSIRF training



  • Significant experience in a senior midwifery post at Band 7 or above
  • experience of change management
  • experience of leading projects to conclusion
  • Experience in ensuring robust Clinical Governance strategy is in place in Women's Services
  • Specialty specific knowledge including labour ward competencies, in high and low risk midwifery
  • Experience in standard setting and monitoring Able to demonstrate in depth knowledge and understanding of NHS Strategy and DOH initiatives
  • A superior understanding of the Maternity Incentive Scheme SBLCB and the Three Year Plan
  • Broad knowledge of legislation affecting the healthcare economy
  • knowledge to apply all aspects of clinical governance

apptitude and skills required


  • Able to conduct investigations and draw conclusions and make recommendations
  • Able to present persuasive argument and influence others from a multi professional background
  • Able to plan, organise and chair meetings ensuring action plans are in place
  • Ability to produce, analyse and comment on complex reports and policies considering their impact within the Trust
  • Able to request, analyse, present and interpret data and apply to practice situations and develop this skill in others


  • Be confident in using BadgerNet and other NHS digital systems
  • an understanding of complaints management

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust



Williams Avenue



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