Director of Maternity Services

South East England
Band 8d
17 Oct 2020
14 Nov 2020
Finegreen Consultant
Acute Trust
Job Type
A large healthcare organisation is looking to appoint a senior Midwife to a newly formed post within the organisation. This role will be a 6 month FTC with the organisation at Band 8d level,  secondment may be also be considered. 

Main Responsibilities:
  • The post holder will be accountable for standards of midwifery practice with a key responsibility to set the strategic direction for maternity services involving key professionals and stakeholders, both within the organisation and across the local health economy, including public health;
  • Work closely with the emerging local maternity system to influence the strategic direction;
  • Provide expert clinical advice and interpretation of national policy to the Trust and associated agencies such as clinical commissioning groups, health and Wellbeing Boards, Children's Trusts, maternity and neonatal networks;
  • Hold responsibility for clear and accountable line management of midwives and maternity support workers within the hospital and community services, managing the resources in line with Trust business plans, objectives, strategy and budget;
  • Manage maternity services and deliver commissioned outcomes and strategic priorities and objectives;
  • Act as an advocate for women to influence all professional groups and stakeholders aligned with maternity care and be role model for safe, family centered evidence based maternity services in line with the national agenda;
  • Set the direction for maternity services and provide leadership and professional judgment to the STP on all aspects of midwifery care;
  • Hold responsibility for the governance standards in maternity and keep the Executive Board informed of any changes that would impact on patient experience, quality, and safety;
  • Provide senior leadership to the networked services division as director of Midwifery providing the Divisional triumvirates with professional expertise for maternity services.
A successful candidate will have:
  • Current Registered Midwife status on the NMC, ideally hold a MSc or relevant post registration expertise within senior NHS roles;
  • Substantial leadership and managerial experience with evidence of achievement acquired through significant practice at a senior level;
  • Ability to lead and develop midwifery/maternity excellence in clinical practice;
  • Up to date knowledge of key issues pertaining to midwifery and maternity services;
  • Recent experienced in staff management, ability to persuade and influence and handle conflict, with a knowledge of professional and NHS issues.

For further information on this role please contact Donna Larder on 0161 241 9674 or email

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