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Director of Midwifery Training Programme


Recruitment is now open to the Director of Midwifery Development Pathway programme.  The pathway prepares participants to become Directors of Midwifery through completion of the specifically designed programme, which is up to three years in length, based in the Wessex area.  The programme is based in the work-place and participants will complete at least 2 placements with participating organisations in Wessex.  This is an exciting partnership between Wessex Maternity Services and Health Education England, and aims to provide aspiring Directors of Midwifery with the skills and experience to be confident future leaders of maternity services.  

The programme will offer

The individuals appointed will complete placements primarily within their sponsoring maternity unit, and there will be opportunities for negotiated specific experience where appropriate elsewhere. The time will be divided between service commitment and the participant’s own development, with a focus on developing the three domains of the Director of Midwifery role (Advocacy for women and families; Management in the NHS and Leadership) in equal measure. Funding is provided for education and personal development, which is an integral part of the programme.

Directors of Midwifery and Heads of Midwifery employed in the participating Trusts will provide mentorship during placements. All have expertise as individuals, and have the explicit support of their organisations in their mentorship role.

Recruitment to the programme

Recruitment is now closed for entry onto our Director of Midwifery Training Programme.

Contact us

For further information or informal enquiries please contact:

Maria Dore on:

Jane Rogers on:

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