Charge Midwife Manager

Jean Todd Maternity Unit – Timaru Hospital

Permanent, 40 to 80 Hours per Fortnight (0.5 to 1.0 FTE), Weekdays, Office Hours


Are you a registered midwife, looking for a new challenge? Have you got a strong vision and drive for the future of midwifery? Are you solution focused? We are looking for a dynamic new midwife to lead our maternity unit in to the future.

Welcome to Timaru Hospital’s Jean Todd Maternity Unit. We provide primary and secondary care to women in South Canterbury. This is hands-on midwifery work; we see around 600 births a year, ranging from normal and low-risk to complex and high-needs.

You will lead our team of core midwives, breastfeeding advisors, nurses and healthcare assistants in the daily running of our maternity ward. You will also have a close working relationship with the local midwives in the South Canterbury region.

As the clinical leader, staff will look to you for guidance on clinical matters. As the manager, you will handle the decision making and higher functioning administrative tasks. As a midwife, you will also work on the floor when the need arises.

Welcome to a better career. In this smaller unit, you’re a midwife, a support person, and an advocate for the women and babies in your care. This is a role for a midwife with high professional standards, who wants to run a service we can be proud of.

You’ll be well-supported by the multi-disciplinary team, that works closely to make sure our consumers get the best outcomes, and that our work environment is the best it can be.

Welcome to the Timaru District. If it’s a lifestyle change you’re looking for, this is where you’ll find it. As well as very little traffic there is a friendly, relaxed community to be found. Not to mention easy access to outdoor and cultural activities all year round. You’ll find plenty to refresh you outside work – and have more time to do it too.

Welcome to our community. This isn’t a place where you wave goodbye at the door – this is a small, close knit place, and you’ll watch babies grow as you go about your daily life.

This is midwifery as you’ve always imagined it. And if you’re ready to take on this very satisfying role and lifestyle, then it’s time to take the opportunity.



For further information about this role please contact Fiona Hickson, Charge Midwife Manager on (03) 687 2100 Extn 8886.

Otherwise please apply for this vacancy online at

We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.

If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Applications will be accepted until 31 January 2021

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Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: LXAO0137284

Location: Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 31 January 2021