Make a Difference

to maternity care in Tameside and glossop

Would you enjoy listening to local people’s experiences of maternity care? Can you help turn that feedback into positive action with midwives and doctors to make birth better? Can you chair a meeting or are you willing to learn? Have you had experience of maternity care in Tameside and Glossop or work with people who do?

Then you could be the new lay chair or engagement lead of our Maternity Voices Partnership for Tameside and Glossop.

We are keen to attract people from a diverse range of backgrounds to work with our diverse communities.

A Maternity Voices Partnership, or MVP, is an independent NHS working group: a team of women, birthing people and their families, midwives, doctors and commissioners, working together to review and develop local maternity care. The chair and engagement lead makes sure the voices of expectant and new parents are at the heart of decisions about how maternity services should be provided.

The MVP chair role is for 4 days a month (32 hours, worked flexible) and the engagement role is for 2 days a month (16 hours, worked flexible). We would consider combining the roles into one six day a month (48 hours) position or possibly splitting the roles and/or days between two or more people.

If being the chair or engagement lead doesn’t interest you, but you still want to help improve maternity care, then you can volunteer with the MVP.


Download the application documents:

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 8th November 2022 at 11:59pm.

Get in touch if you would like to know more. Speak to Cathy or Natalie on 07908 736080 (WhatsApp, phone or text message), email or contact us via Instagram @VoicesForChoices.