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Maidstone Birth Centre Manager

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
There is an exciting opportunity for an experienced midwife, who is passionate about midwifery and leadership to join our team of highly skilled Senior Midwives at Maidstone Birth Centre. We are looking for a dynamic, motivated and forward thinking midwife to provide effective leadership as ward manager, be a role model of excellent midwifery practice and demonstrate a commitment in supporting colleagues to provide.

Personalised care and a positive pregnancy and birth experience. She/he will have good communication and expert midwifery skills, committed to giving high-quality care, challenge practice and support individual focused care.

As the ward manager you will co-ordinate the day to day running of the Maidstone Birth centre, which provides care for low-risk women/birthing people in labour. This will include all out of hospital birthing environments and in the immediate post-natal period, as well as antenatal care and telephone advice.

There is a requirement to provide an on-call to support the management on call rota.

Main duties of the job

This role requires you to be the overall leader and work as part of a small team at a stand alone Birth Centre which provides care for approximately 500 families per year. This involves close relationships with community staff ensuring a safe provision of care. You will need to demonstrate good leadership skills and sound understanding of co-ordinating a stand alone birth centre. You will liaise with the senior management team on a daily basis.

Experience of working in a low risk midwifery community environment, is essential for this role. Additionally we are looking for someone who is highly skilled in the management of obstetric emergencies both in and out of the hospital environment. Previous experience at Band 7 level is required for this role as it entails working independently from the main obstetric unit.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please emailmtw-tr.professionalstandards@nhs.netif this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check atEnhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

We support our staff with disabilities to ensure they have the adjustments they need to be the best they can be in the workplace. Collaborating with Access to Work means that our staff are assessed by experts in the workplace and we ensure that their recommendations are implemented as quickly as possible. You can find out more here: Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is - GOV.UK (

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Person Specification



  • RM and eligible to practice
  • Working at a degree level
  • Mentorship in Practice / Sign off mentor
  • Evidence of further study and development of professional and academic skills


  • Leadership/ management qualification



  • Experience at band 6 or above or equivalent
  • Ability to assess, plan , implement and evaluate Midwifery care for women/birthing people and their babies
  • Manage own caseload including ability to priorities and meet deadlines
  • Experience of leading and managing a team
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and how Concern & Vulnerability process works, including Social Services
  • Ability to work within acute and primary health care settings.
  • Experience of acting as a mentor to both qualified midwives and students encouraging evidence based practice
  • Experience of out of hospital intrapartum care



  • Leadership & management of a team
  • Conflict management skills
  • Negotiation
  • Mentoring of students and junior staff
  • Suturing, cannulation and obstetric emergencies facilitation
  • IT skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


  • To have participated in audits

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Maidstone Birth Centre

Hermitage Lane


ME16 9QQ

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