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Midwifery Team Lead

Powys Teaching Health Board
Ystradgynlais / Brecon
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
You will be responsible for the provision and coordination of high-quality midwifery care within the Powys Continuity of Care model, across the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period, within the Ystradgynlais and Brecon Team and will also work in partnership with other Midwifery Team Leads across the county to promote excellence in care over a 24 hour, 7 day per week continuum.

Main duties of the job

Provide management and leadership to midwifery and support staff and the clinical area to ensure smooth running of the service. Provide a full range of health, education and social care and advice to women and families within an integrated model of care, encompassing preconception, and the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods, in a range of environments. Act as a mentor for preceptorship midwives, student midwives and new staff. Provide leadership and expert clinical midwifery advice when acting as Operational Team Lead (OTL) across Powys Midwifery service. Work autonomously within departmental, Health Board and national guidelines and sphere of professional practice.

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Post-registration and CPD in line with NMC requirements


  • Degree level Teaching and Assessing qualification



  • Significant range of clinical experience including provision of continuity of care model, in the community setting
  • Proven experience in implementing change
  • Awareness of wider health agenda
  • Safeguarding knowledge / experience in line with All Wales Safeguarding Procedures


  • Mentorship of students
  • Management / leadership skills with experience of leading a team / ward
  • Experience of reviewing incidents / concerns / complaints

Aptitudes and abilities


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, which include being articulate, assertive, and having strong leadership skills
  • Ability to manage a caseload, with the skill to work as autonomous practitioner
  • Good organisational, time management and innovative decision making skills with the ability to prioritise
  • IV Cannulation without supervision
  • Competent in venepuncture
  • Perineal Suturing - able to suture without supervision
  • Obstetric Emergencies - competent to lead in the management of an emergency
  • Able to attend birth centre/home as first midwife without supervision
  • Able to support use of birthing pool in both home and birth centre setting
  • Able to promote, assess and deliver alternative methods to normalise care both in the antenatal and intrapartum period
  • Able to interpret fetal heart using pinnard/sonicaid, identify deviations from the normal and call for/plan appropriate help
  • Competent to lead in maternal and neonatal resuscitation
  • Able to discuss and provide information on antenatal screening tests offered, plan care with woman after an abnormal result
  • Able to discuss and practically apply UNICEF baby friendly initative principles
  • Research, audit and evaluation skills to ensure a high-quality service


  • Good IT and presentation skills
  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • Able to demonstrate PTHB values

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board


Ystradgynlais Community Hospital/Brecon War Memorial Hospital

Glanrhyd Rd/ Cerrigcochian Rd

Ystradgynlais / Brecon


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