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Deputy Director of Midwifery

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an aspiring Director of Midwifery? Are you a motivated and dynamic experienced senior midwife, keen to develop and ready for your next exciting opportunity? We have a fantastic opportunity to join our midwifery leadership team as the Deputy Director of Midwifery.

There has never been a more exciting time to join the Midwifery Leadership Team here at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust. We are seeking someone really special to join our fast paced, progressive team which was rated 'Good' overall by the CQC during their last inspection.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will assist the Director of Midwifery, Clinical Director, Maternity Clinical Lead, and the Maternity General Manager to ensure that divisional and corporate objectives in relation to the workforce, service delivery, clinical quality, safety, and financial control, are carried out. Deputise for the Director of Midwifery where appropriate.

Ensure women and their families are at the centre of care, implementing necessary service improvements to ensure maternity care provision is responsive to womens needs and the care is of the highest standards.

About us

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We serve a population of around 500,000 people - a figure that can increase significantly with

visitors during the busiest times of the year. We employ approximately 6,700 staff and have a budget of approximately �580 million.

We are a teaching hospital in partnership with the University of Exeter Medical School, University of Plymouth School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Peninsula Dental School.

The Knowledge Spa on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site is the base for medical and nursing as well as ongoing education for health professions in clinical and non-clinical roles.

Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we are continually developing our clinical services as well as our facilities and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Midwife
  • oNMC registration (in date)
  • oManagement qualification or equivalent.
  • oExtensive knowledge acquired through post graduate specialist training or equivalent experience across a number of subject areas
  • oTeaching Qualification or Mentorship Qualification
  • oEducated to Masters level or equivalent
  • oExperience of counselling


  • oLeadership Qualification



  • oBroad clinical experience in an acute hospital setting
  • oEvidence of clinical competence
  • ooSignificant experience of operational management of a complex range of services within an acute setting
  • oSignificant experience in a midwifery leadership role at senior level (matron or equivalent) in a large and complex organisation.
  • oExperience in developing and implementing guidelines
  • oExperience of data collection and analysis
  • oExperience of teaching, training and development and implementing evidence based practice /Midwifery research in practice


  • Experience in Fetal Medicine service
  • oExperience of counselling

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospital




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