Associate Director of Midwifery

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1 Jun 2022

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Finegreen have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Director of Midwifery at a large NHS organisation based in London. The post will be interim for 3 months at a competitive rate based on your experience.

The organisation is looking for someone to be a key member of the site Nursing Board, working with the Divisional Director and Director of Nursing to develop and implement the organisation wife objectives.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Responsible for risk management, ensuring professional standards, leadership, appropriate planning implementations, monitoring and review mechanisms that are in place which develop high quality patient driven services within the available resources;
  • Responsible for the nursing/midwifery service across several service lines;
  • Take a lead corporate midwifery role within the site for a specific strategic work stream;
  • Ensure that the national maternity ten-year plan is embedded in the service;
  • Local and national projects linked with National, Regional and STP initiatives to promote and develop midwifery in the organisation;
  • Work in partnership with the East London Local Maternity System to deliver on the ‘Better Births’ Transformation plans;
  • Ensure multidisciplinary enrolment in cross service improvement, by negotiating shared solutions, facilitating the resolution of complex or contentious issues, and managing conflict into constructive outcomes;
  • Ensure the divisions improvements are evidence based, by actively identifying research evidence and best practice elsewhere, interpreting / translating it for organisation wide audiences and facilitating its adaption;
  • Directly line manage the senior nurses / midwives, consultant nurses /Midwives and Matrons;
  • Ensure the development and divisional teams’ acceptance of challenging but realistic objectives, and through leadership, motivation and performance management achieve the required result;
  • Using highly developed leadership skills leading an environment in which members of staff deliver high quality services can innovate and raise any concerns openly and safely;
  • Facilitate effective group meetings of senior managerial and clinical staff to support and meet the needs of the respective division’s clinical services;
  • Ensure a process of ward and team meetings exist to promote communication, local management, and the resolution of issues;
  • Lead on driving improved patient experience by leading on the divisions FFT / patient feedback strategy;
  • Maintain the divisional mandatory training compliance targets.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • First Level Registered Midwife;
  • Educated to Masters / doctorate level in a relevant healthcare subject;
  • Significant experience of working as a Head of Midwifery or Deputy Head of Midwifery;
  • Evidence of managerial responsibilities & operational healthcare experience in an acute setting;
  • Awareness of developments in the NHS and service delivery and its impact on current services;
  • Ability to analyse complex problems and workable solutions to address them;
  • Have confidence working across several subject areas- clinical.
If you are interested in the role, please contact Elecia Heywood on 0161 416 6078 and send a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability and rate.


Put simply, we help our clients to recruit the best possible people to lead, manage and direct their organisations. Since launching in 2005 we have become an award winning, market-leading consultancy focusing on both public and private sector Healthcare recruitment. 

Leadership skills have rarely been at such a premium - as organisations across both public and private sectors attempt to improve services and standards at a time of widespread change and unprecedented financial constraints.

Like other leading executive recruiters, Finegreen has developed a pool of talent built up over many years, along with established networks, to ensure that right-match candidates get to hear about relevant positions. Where Finegreen differs from many others, is in its willingness to spend quality time with clients - to gain an in-depth knowledge of roles being filled and their importance to an organisation.

During just 12 years in the Healthcare market, Finegreen has developed into a Virgin Fast Track top 100 company - and was voted Recruiter of the Year 2013, 2014 and 2016 at the Health Investor Awards, Top small to medium sized business 2013 -1 2018 at the Best Business Awards, and featured in Recruiter’s Top 10 Public Sector Recruitment providers.


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