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Interim Director of Midwifery

South East England
Competitive - NHS AfC Band 9
Closing date
10 May 2024

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Acute Trust
Job Type
Nursing, Director of Midwifery

Job Details

We are working with an NHS organisation who are seeking to appoint an Interim Director of Midwifery with a focus on the operational and strategic delivery of high standards of midwifery services in the Trust.

The post holder will develop a long term strategic vision for maternity services that enables high quality and sustainable services contributing to the provision of high quality care, improved outcomes and improved family experiences.  

This role will be for 3 months initially and will interview and start ASAP. The role will be remunerated at Band 9 under the AfC NHSI Agency Capped rates.

 Key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading on the development of the midwifery profession through proactive involvement in local, regional and national forums and represent on midwifery and maternity issues when required;
  • Establishing and maintaining excellent external relationships essential to the delivery of a safe and high quality service, influencing public health, health visiting, safeguarding, social care and mental health service as key partnerships;
  • Contributing and providing professional advice to specific projects, and leading and managing designated work streams and projects;
  • Providing effective midwifery and maternity input into the development of Maternity Strategy and Policy and the service’s Business Planning Cycle;
  • To be highly visible and approachable in clinical areas, creating a culture where staff have the confidence to raise and discuss issues;
  • To develop relationships with and be available to respond to mothers, relatives and the public by maintaining open and honest communication channels.

 The ideal candidate will have:

  • Must be an NMC Registered Midwife (RM);
  • Management qualification at diploma level;
  • Degree in Healthcare or equivalent;
  • Recent senior Midwifery operational role at Grade 8D or above in an acute setting;
  • Broad range of clinical midwifery experience acquired through significant practice at a senior level including research and evidence based practice;
  • Extensive experience of leading clinical teams and professional agendas.

If you are interested in the role, please email Toni Coates with a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability and rate understanding in line with the above.

If you do not receive a response within 72 hours (3 working days) of receipt, please assume that on this particular occasion, your application did not meet the client’s requirements for this specific role.


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0345 130 4006
M12 6JH
United Kingdom

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