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Named Midwife of Safeguarding

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS 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
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced midwife to join the Safeguarding Team in Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust.

The successful candidate will undertake the statutory role as Named Midwife for Safeguarding in accordance with the role and competencies outlined within 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' (2018) and RCPCH Intercollegiate (2019) guidance.

The Named Midwife will be part of the Safeguarding Senior Management team, alongside the Associate Director of Safeguarding, Named Nurses for Safeguarding Children, Head of Adult Safeguarding and Mental Health Lead. We are a skill mixed team leading a diverse integrated service that ensures vulnerable adults, babies, children, and young people receive appropriate support and protection from harm.

The Named midwife will be required to work collaboratively with colleagues within the Trust as well as externally with key partners and will lead on required activities to ensure that the organisation maintains its statutory safeguarding responsibilities.

The post holder will provide visible, compassionate leadership, offering expert advice, education, and supervision to the workforce across maternity and neonatal services and the wider organisation as required.

For informal enquiries please contact Lorna Webley, Associate Director of Safeguarding -

Main duties of the job

To provide expert advice and support to midwives and medical staff in developing care for families where there is concern for the safety of the unborn or delivered baby.

To provide supervision to midwifery staff in accordance with SWBHT Child Protection Supervision Policy

Formulate new policies and update existing guidelines, in conjunction with the Safeguarding Children Lead, Named Nurse, Head of Midwifery, Consultant Midwife, the Multidisciplinary Team and external agencies, to address the needs of this group of women.

Provide advice and support to staff in situations deemedappropriate where there are complex needs including the co-ordination of multi-agency resources for individual clients in need.

To provide expert advice and support to midwives and medical staff in developing care for families where there is concern for the safety of the unborn or delivered baby

To participate in Individual Management Reviews (IMR) and Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPR) processes as required and ensuring dissemination of recommendations and application of learning

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For further information regarding this vacancy please see the attached job description and person specification.

    Person Specification



    • Demonstratable post registration as a health profession
    • Have completed specific training in the care of babies/children and young people and be registered on part 2 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and/ as a registered midwife, Experience at a corporate /strategic level in the NHS
    • Experience of designing and undertaking audits
    • Ability to demonstrate examples from practice in relation to promoting and improving patient dignity.
    • Experience of managing committee work and operational Commitment
    • Proven track record in service planning and policy development and change management.
    • Extensive experience of Multi-agency / partnership working
    • Significant experience of working in the of field child protection


    • Awareness of counselling in care or other related field.



    • Masters degree or equivalent experience
    • NMC registration
    • Management/leadership qualification
    • Evidence of CPD
    • Evidence of continuous professional development
    • Safeguarding training levels 1 to 4
    • Training qualifications D32/33 or equivalent


    • Project Management qualification
    • Mental Capacity Act training
    • EDCL (European Driving License)

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust

    Dudley Road


    B18 7QH

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