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East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

If you are a newly qualified or a final year Student Midwife we can offer exciting opportunities within our Maternity Services at East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust

Our maternity units are based in Ashford and Margate, Kent, both areas having high speed rail links to London and easy access to Europe. We serve a diverse population of women, referred for both high risk and low risk pregnancies and with a professional and compassionate team of midwives and obstetricians.

Main duties of the job

East Kent midwives are proud to care for their women. Working for us will enable you to practice in an environment that attracts and retains an outstanding calibre of staff. Our Clinical Skills Facilitators will support you to provide a high standard of care to our women when assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care.

All successful applicants are offered a preceptorship programme as a band 5 midwife. During these 12 months you will be expected to work as a rotational midwife in the high risk labour ward, antenatal and postnatal ward, while achieving your core competencies.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 695,000 people.

Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'.

We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

NHSEI have always been clear that staff have a professional duty to get vaccinated and it remains our best line of defence against COVID-19. As such NHS organisation including Primary Care, are encouraged to continue engaging with and supporting their staff to inform their decisions in order to drive vaccine confidence, protect themselves, patients, and everyone else. NHSEI has produced COVID-19 vaccine communication materials.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents'.

Person Specification



  • Demonstration of experiences in relation to the knowledge and skills framework expected for Band 5.
  • To rotate within all areas of midwifery, Labour suite midwife led units, post and ante natal wards and labour wards



  • Ability to work towards and demonstrate completion of: - Induction pack - Preceptorship pack - Practice portfolio - Competencies and clinical


  • IT Skills
  • Customer Care
  • Car driver



  • NMC publications including: - Midwives rules and code of practice. - Understanding of research related to midwifery. - Awareness of current issues in Health Care. - Awareness of role of Supervisor of Midwives

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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