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Specialist Bereavement Midwife

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and experienced NMC Registered Midwife to join our maternity team at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust in the specialist role of Lead Bereavement Midwife.

We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic registered midwife to join us in this senior role where you will work autonomously within a multi-disciplinary team and with external agencies to provide high-quality, safe and compassionate individualised care - making a real difference to families and services.

This is a fantastic chance for a midwife with experience in bereavement care, or someone with a keen interest and desire for development, to join a well-established maternity unit with an excellent reputation in our community and a strong leadership team focused on supporting staff to fulfil their potential. Our friendly and welcoming team are keen to support midwives who are seeking to develop their career with us and have valuable knowledge and experience to contribute to our team.

Main duties of the job

  • Lead on implementation of the North West Stillbirth Guidance and develop and implement processes for the Saving Babies Live Care Bundles.
  • To deliver safe, personal, effective and compassionate care to bereaved parents and parents facing painful decisions during pregnancy.
  • To be a resource within the Trust in developing excellence in bereavement care.
  • To lead, develop and coordinate the bereavement care service in maternity services.
  • To be responsible for the training requirements, create learning environments and participate in research toensure a quality and patient focused service.
  • Through effective clinical leadership and positive role modelling, inspire, motivate and empower others.
  • To be highly visible in the clinical area and to be accessible to patients, their relatives and staff.
  • To be responsible for monitoring standards within the bereavement service, ensuring Trustpolicies and procedures are up to date to protect patients' safety.
  • To ensure own personal competence and uphold Trust values and behaviours.

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

Please refer to attached Job Description and Person Specification for detailed job description and main responsibilities of this role.

Person Specification

Education, qualifications & training


  • NMC Registered Midwife with Band 6 experience
  • Degree in Midwifery or currently working towards
  • Mentorship qualification and sign-off mentor or up to date Practice Supervisor/Assessor
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through CPD and experience


  • Recognised leadership course (or willing to undertake)



  • In-depth knowledge of the issues surrounding perinatal mortality and bereavement.
  • Excellent communicator with effective written and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to take responsibility for the day to day managements of the bereavement caseload.


  • Evidence of risk management experience.
  • Evidence of teaching.
  • Knowledge of key databases i.e.: MBRRACE, Each Baby Counts, PMRT

Knowledge & skills


  • Promotes a high standard of individualised women-centred care.
  • Effective organisational skills.
  • Clear understanding of midwifery issues and an up to date knowledge of current NHS developments within maternity services.
  • Supports staff during care of bereaved families.


  • Experience of data collection and compilation of statistics.
  • Evidence of leadership at clinical level.
  • Experience of audit.

Personal attributes


  • Able to motivate others through change and negotiate new ways of working across organisational boundaries
  • Willing and able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service
  • Understanding of confidentiality

Employer details

Employer name

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Tameside General Hospital

Fountain Street



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