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Divisional Midwifery and Nursing Director

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Ashton Under Lyne
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
Divisional Midwifery and Nursing Director

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Surgery Women's and Children's Division for a Divisional Midwifery and Nursing Director. This is a permanent position.

Our Maternity Unit delivers over 2000 babies a year and serves the population of Tameside and Glossop.

The post holder will be a strong leader, focussed on delivering excellent care for our population's expectant mothers and will be instrumental in driving improvements within the department, working collaboratively with the wider stakeholder team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the provision of the Midwifery and Nursing services within the Division ensuring a high standard of care for all service users. She/he will be responsible for ensuring that optimum standards of care are met through effective management of human, financial and physical resources. The post holder will be responsible for leading a safety and quality culture ensuring a positive patient experience.

The post holder will be responsible for the professional leadership, operational management and strategic development of Maternity, Women and Children's services, ensuring alignment to the national improvement agenda and the strategic objectives of the trust.

The post holder will provide professional advice to the Executive Director of Nursing, Trust Board, Operational Teams and Commissioners on professional midwifery issues, and provide strong, visible leadership to midwives and nurses across the organisation.

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+& Disabled people.

Benefits include flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Strategic Development

Provide professional and operational advice and guidance at a senior level and expert advice to the Trust Board via the Executive Director of Nursing.

Contribute and provide professional advice to specific projects, lead and manage designated work streams and projects as and when required.

Provide effective midwifery and nursing input into the development of Divisional and Trust strategy and policy and the annual planning cycle.

Provide expertise and support to the Divisional Director, Clinical Director and Executive Director in identifying drivers for change and opportunities for growing, improving and redesigning midwifery services and initiating implementation plans.

Support the Divisional Director and HR colleagues with workforce planning, professional development and clinical leadership across the maternity service.

Together with the Divisional Governance Lead, support the Divisional Quality and Safety agenda.

Together with HR, develop strategies for effective recruitment and retention

Ensure all midwifery staff have access to continuing professional development/education and training including succession planning and leadership development.

Deputise for the Deputy Director of Nursing- Acute & Operational Services as required and appropriate.

Represent the Trust on Midwifery and Neonatal Services at local, regional and national level as required.

Participate in regional and national meetings as appropriate

Maintain an up-to-date understanding of developments and changes in legislation, national policy and guidance that relate to all aspects of midwifery practice and ensure that senior Divisional and Trust Managers are kept up-todate and informed of the likely impact on services.

Promote and maintain an evidence-based practice culture ensuring the

creation of effective local and regional networks to share good practice and be responsible for wide dissemination and implementation of evidence

Provide professional leadership and guidance for midwifery/nursing staff ensuring appropriate structures are in place that support midwives/nursing at all levels. Act as a role model for midwives/nurses both internally and externally.

Ensure compliance with policies, procedures and clinical guidelines and participate in their development.

Ensure that appropriately trained and competent midwives/nurses and nonregistered support staff deliver effective care.

Promote and support the AEQUIP model of midwifery supervision.

Ensure midwives/nurses within the Directorate comply with statutory mandatory training and registration requirements, including maintenance of records of training and development undertaken. Ensure that midwives/nurses comply with the Trusts standards for values and behaviours and address any deficiencies.

Provide leadership to the Head of Midwifery and Matrons for each area and ensure that all midwives/nurses have clear goals and objectives, regular appraisal and feedback on performance as well as personal development plans

Develop a culture that encourages staff to be innovative, creative and

challenging in the interests of patient care and professional practice

To be highly visible and approachable in clinical areas and available to respond to staff and service users by maintaining open and honest communication channels

Promote the development and maintenance of high standards of care based on current evidence and within commissioned service specification to ensure that the care offered is family centred, sensitive and responsive to service users

Prepare and present in a variety of formats, (written, verbal and formal presentations) to Divisional Management and Executive Management Teams as required

Develop effective relationships with the Trusts Safeguarding Leads.

To adhere to the NMC code of professional practice and ensure that all midwifery staff within the Division do the same.

Act at all times in a professional manner exhibiting the Trust values and correct professional behaviours, modelling the way for others and leading by examples.

Participate in the Trust Nursing and Midwifery Leaders Forum taking the lead as required across the organisation on key identified work streams.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Degree in Midwifery
  • Teaching / mentorship qualification
  • Evidence of CPD in line with professional regulatory guidance


  • Management qualification
  • Educated to Masters level in appropriate Health related subject or study in progress or equivalent experience



  • Substantial experience in a senior midwifery management position.
  • Experience of working collaboratively with the Local Maternity System and Strategic Clinical Network.
  • Experience of working in partnership with a Maternity Voices Partnership Track record of achieving service targets.
  • Experience of managing safeguarding issues.
  • Evidence of effective management of a complex and diverse workforce.
  • Evidence of utilisation of evidence based practice
  • Knowledge of national policy, standards and frameworks.
  • Strong advocate for women and families.
  • Experience of leading and managing change.
  • Experience of managing and mitigating risk.



  • Sound understanding of current NHS agenda, challenges and developments.
  • Comprehensive clinical expertise and knowledge of current professional practice and health policy requirements
  • Knowledge, understanding and management of a culture of integrated governance.
  • knowledge of current professional practice and health policy requirements
  • Knowledge of quality improvement tools and methodology including implementation of quality frameworks.
  • Understands and applies principles of quality assurance and control


  • Experience of involving patients, families, local communities, service users and staff in shaping plans and delivering service improvements.
  • Experience of teaching in clinical practice
  • Knowledge of contracting and tendering processes.
  • Advanced decision making, problem solving, negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Knowledge of, NHS legislation, statutory and legal requirements, corporate governance and risk.

Employer details

Employer name

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Tameside Hospital

Fountain Street

Ashton Under Lyne


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