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Labour Ward Manager - Huntingdon

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro-rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a midwife who is passionate, enthusiastic and skilled in intrapartum care to work collaboratively with our multidisciplinary team of Obstetricians, Anaesthetist, Theatres, SCBU, Labour Ward coordinators and Intrapartum Lead Midwife in providing clinical, operational ad managerial leadership.

The successful candidate must be committed to continuous quality improvement, be able to participate in the development of guidelines, complete Audit and support the delivery of safe, effective and personalised care.

***Please note that we can only consider applications from individuals with a live NMC registration or UK nursing students awaiting their PIN, as we are currently unable to support OSCE***

Main duties of the job

This post will provide the clinical and managerial leadership alongside the Intrapartum Lead Midwife taking responsibility for providing a clear focus for the profession and effective clinical leadership and accountability for the service.

You will be responsible for the line management of staff and ensuring they uphold the Trust and Professional values. Working in collaboration with the Intrapartum Lead Midwife you will be expected to participate in the development of the service in line with national and local agendas, and the delivery of performance targets

You will have responsibility to line manage staff and support their development alongside the wider multidisciplinary team. You will be expected to provide clinical advice and care within the clinical area.

About us

We are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our workforce and warmly welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on encouraging those from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, as well as candidates from our local area.

As part of our commitment to supporting our employees we offer a range of benefits including:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days and increasing to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, in addition to the national Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Enhanced hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Opportunities for career development and training to help you progress in your role
  • Wellbeing support and activities to promote a healthy work environment
  • Access to our in-house physiotherapy service
  • On-site canteens offering subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free)
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where employees feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles. Join us and become part of a team dedicated to making a positive difference in our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for a more detailed job spec
  • The post holder will be responsible for safe and effective the day-to-day operational management and clinical leadership of the midwifery services, within the labour ward.
  • Will be expected to provide leadership to a team, organise others in their actions and set priorities, objectives and goals within their sphere of responsibility.

Person Specification

Education & Qualification


  • Registered Midwife
  • Relevant Degree or evidence of further study and experience to the equivalent
  • Evidence of further study at post registration level
  • Sign Off Mentor


  • Management qualification or experience
  • ALSO course/Obstetric Emergency course



  • Evidence of 3 years sound clinical midwifery experience
  • Experience in all areas of Midwifery, with evidence of recent comprehensive Labour Ward experience as a Coordinator
  • Demonstrates leadership skills and initiative
  • Evidence of participation in risk and clinical governance agendas


  • Knowledge of the change process
  • Experience of management of a team



  • Conversant with change management and service innovation processes
  • Knowledge of Midwifery drivers in the wider context of the NHS
  • Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of Midwifery
  • Demonstrates clinical leadership
  • Ability to undertake standard setting, monitoring and action planning
  • Knowledge of NMC Codes of Conduct, Guidelines of Professional Practice
  • Knowledge of Child Protection issues
  • Clinical Skills i.e. Perineal suturing, IV Cannulation, NALS
  • Understanding of learning and teaching styles and their application
  • Demonstrate awareness of current professional issues
  • Computer and keyboard literate


  • Active participation in Clinical Governance
  • Understanding of team motivation and its application
  • Knowledge of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Further Study in Special Care of Babies

Key Skills


  • Experience of working on own initiative and managing time effectively
  • Ability to work alone and as a member of a team
  • Ability to analyse problems and implement appropriate solutions
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Microsoft office and email skills/IT iterate
  • Ability to manage difficult situations effectively
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good record keeping skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Demonstrates effective operational day to day management
  • Able to organise staff and multidisciplinary teams to maximise resources
  • Effectively prioritises and co -ordinates own work
  • Ability to undertake Audit
  • Ability to develop self and others to use evidence-based practice


  • Understanding of budget management



  • Ability to motivate Others
  • Awareness and respect for colleagues, patients and relatives cultural, religious and emotional needs and beliefs
  • Innovative approach to professional issues and awareness of local and national agendas
  • Evidence of transformation leadership qualities and empowerment of staff
  • Be prepared to work across sites as and when required

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Hinchingbrooke Hospital


PE29 6NT

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