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Midwife (Acute)

Band 5 & 6

Main area
Band 5 & 6
  • Full time
  • Part time
Job ref
Dependant on experience
31/03/2023 23:59

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

The Trust is a Disability Confident Employer and committed to both employing and retaining people with disabilities.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

Are you are a Registered Midwife, final year Student Midwife, completed a Return to Midwifery Practice Course or wishing to return to midwifery following a break of less than three years, if so we want to hear from you as we have a number of exciting opportunities within our Maternity Services for Band 5 & 6 Midwives.

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic and compassionate Midwives to join our fabulous team. We have opportunities in our Acute Midwifery services as well as within our new and established Continuity of Carer Midwifery teams.

Main duties of the job

We place the woman, baby and family at the centre of our service. We are a consultant led unit with a dedicated Midwifery led care area within our delivery suites and deliver care to a diverse population with complex medical and social needs working alongside a team of Specialist Midwives.

UHDB has cross sites with consultant units at Derby and Burton on Trent, alongside Birth centre at Derby and a freestanding birth centre at Lichfield.

We have acute rotational Midwives post, which involves Midwives working across all areas of our Maternity services, including Pregnancy assessment/Antenatal services, Labour ward and our antenatal/postnatal wards.

There is also Continuity of carer teams who provide all aspects of care to women.

We are proud of the Maternity services we offer and if you are considering applying for a post you welcome to look round our Maternity Unit and find out more about our Midwifery posts.

An extensive induction package is offered to any successful candidate joining our Maternity services to ensure you are well supported and have time to adjust to working within our services.

Working for our organisation

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

UHDB  Midwives  work towards our Trust PRIDE ambitions:

  • Putting our patients & our communities first
  • Right first time
  • Invest our resources wisely
  • Develop & nurture our colleagues
  • Ensure improvement through effective partnerships

When you join our Trust you will work in an environment that invests in the Health and Well-being of our staff and whom pride ourselves on open lines of communication.  We are committed to supporting our staff in fulfilling their career ambitions. Come and join us now.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Current and valid NMC pin


Essential criteria
  • Newly Qualified or Experienced Midwife

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerStep into healthArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jo Ryalls
Job title
Senior Midwife
Telephone number
Additional information

We would welcome an opportunity to discuss these roles. 

Sarah Smith, Senior Clinical Educator - 07788388456