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Deputy Lead Midwife
NHS AfC: Band 6
12 months (Fixed Term/Secondment)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
90 Vincent Drive/Birmingham Womens Hospital
£35,392 - £42,618 per annum
Salary period
26/02/2024 23:59
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Deputy Lead Midwife - Maternal Medicine Network

NHS AfC: Band 6

Job overview

The West Midlands Maternal Medicine Network Hub provides a range of support, advice and guidance, training and education to clinicians across the region who support women who are, wish to become, or have been recently pregnant - and who present with specific pre-existing diseases/conditions or develop symptoms and present in an acute setting.  This role will support the work of clinicians across the West Midlands, enabling better support for women, whatever the preferences or circumstances.  

Main duties of the job

The hub midwife will provide advice & guidance to clinicians across the West Midlands and will support the delivery of tertiary multi-disciplinary team meetings reviewing women with a range of pre-existing or acute disease/conditions.  The role will support the development of consistent advice & guidance, training and education to maternity departments across the region in relation to women with the conditions listed below who are perinatal, or prior to starting a pregnancy.

To triage complex cases to appropriate MDTs and to ensure that women are not disadvantaged during their pregnancy for any non-medical reason. 

The post holder may also engage in the development and delivery of training as part of the hub. 

women with the following conditions/diseases who are, or wish to be pregnant: cardiac, respiratory, renal, haematological, rheumatological, endocrine, gastro-intestinal and liver, neurological, skin diseases and cancer and including acute illness where the underlying condition is not clear such as: headache, breathlessness, chest pain, abdominal pain, fever/sepsis.

Occasional travel around the WM may be necessary.

Whilst this post is cover for maternity leave, the successful applicant will be guaranteed a clinical post at BWC following completion of the fixed term contract.

Working for our organisation

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care; more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered midwife BSc or equivalent degree
  • NMC Midwife registration
  • Evidence of completion of band 5 preceptorship programme
  • Positive attitude to change and inspires confidence

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of completion of Band 6 preceptorship programme
  • Effective internet and IT skills
  • Demonstrate awareness of research related to midwifery practice
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of professional development within maternal medicine
  • Previous experience of managing complex cases

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lynn Nolan
Job title
Lead Midwife - WM Maternal Medicine Network
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[email protected]
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