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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/09/2021.

Assistant Head of Midwifery and Sexual Health

Job Reference: 070-NMR101-0921

Powys Teaching Health Board
Maternity and Sexual Health
Community Health Offices, , Llandrindod Wells
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work. It is a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow and patients are truly at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction that others can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise as Powys is the place to be. We are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive and who are patient-centred. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. As a rural health board we have around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of the land mass of Wales. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference. If working for Powys Teaching Health Board is something that is of interest, we may have an opportunity just for you!

Did you know – Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Resourcing team on 01874 712580 or e-mail

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

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This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, dynamic, inspirational and experienced Midwifery Leader to take forward our Midwifery, Women’s Health and Sexual Health Services within Powys Teaching Health Board as Assistant Head of Midwifery and Sexual Health services. The role is a key position within the Community Care and Mental Health Directorate and Health Board, with a prime focus on the delivery of high quality, safe, compassionate and effective Midwifery and Sexual Health provision in care. The postholder will be supported by the Senior Management team to develop and progress within the role.


This will be full time post to work in conjunction with the Midwifery and Sexual / Women’s health team for delivery of the Maternity Vision priorities, Sexual Health Improvement Plan and Women’s Health Implementation Group programme. The post holder will provide highly visible, authoritative clinical leadership in terms of strategy, operations and professional practice, in line with the Powys IMTP and Welsh Government Policy frameworks. The post holder will support the Head of Midwifery and Sexual Health Services to develop a robust infrastructure for Maternity services with a strong focus on ensuring that professional and clinical governance standards are met. The post holder will need to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and in particular be able to demonstrate proficiency in writing reports, policies and business cases.


The post-holder will support the Head of Midwifery and Sexual Health services with improving standards of care and patient/client experience, the delivery of agreed objectives, targets, and quality standards as per the IMTP and service plan. The post-holder will be an active member of Women and Children’s Service Manager group providing leadership and direction of the professional agenda in Powys. The post-holder is the Health Board expert on all matters pertaining to Maternity, Sexual Health and Women’s Health and will advise the Head of Midwifery and Sexual Health as well as the Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery, and wider members of the Executive Team, on the development and delivery of modern, effective Maternity, Sexual Health and Women’s Health service for the Powys population; They will also represent Powys on local, regional and national forums.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply


For further details / informal visits contact:

01597 828755

To find out more about working for Powys Teaching Health Board please visit our Web site 'working for us' page, where you will find staff testimonials, benefits, information about the health board and our values framework.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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