University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are currently recruiting to an exciting midwifery leadership post to raise the status and profile of high-quality midwifery care at UCLH. We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic midwife to join our team as Band 7 in our Labour Ward providing high quality care promoting normality to a mix of high and low risk women. We have 12 delivery rooms, two Obstetric theatres and 4 bedded close observation bay.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will hold responsibility and accountability to co-ordinate a busy Labour Ward/ Theatres.

Maternity Unit comprises:
  • Delivery Suite with 13 rooms, 12 of which are delivery rooms one birthing pool, incorporating more complex induction of labour cases and two obstetric theatres
  • 4 Assisted Care Beds
  • Birthing Centre with 6 rooms including 2 birthing pools.
  • Antenatal Care Unit with 10 beds for lower risk induction of labour and antenatal inpatients
  • Fetal Medicine Unit (tertiary referral unit)
  • Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit with 7 rooms for triage and walk in unit
  • Maternity Care - 46 beds which includes 12 transitional care cots and 4 Private postnatalrooms
  • Community midwifery - community midwives work in geographical teams, providing an integrated service for women and their families who live locally.
  • Antenatal clinic - women from outside the area receive antenatal care and parent education at the antenatal clinic. All other women have antenatal care and parent education sessions in the community setting.
  • Neonatal unit - tertiary referral level three neonatal unit with 32 cots.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically-led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites: University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing) National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Royal National Throat,Nose and Ear Hospital Eastman Dental Hospital Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre The Hospital for Tropical Diseases University College Hospitals at Westmoreland Street We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology. At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a Permanent position.

If you are committed to delivering excellence in clinical care, and serious about pursuing a rewarding career in midwifery, UCLH is definitely the place for you.

The successful candidate will have excellent leadership skills and be an effective role model with a strong passion for innovation in our busy, dynamic and fast-paced labour ward which provides high quality care to high-risk pregnancies and women.

If you are looking for the next step in your midwifery career, this an exciting opportunity to join an enthusiastic, friendly, motivated multidisciplinary team, helping our team to deliver high standards of women centred, evidenced based care.

We have a strong commitment to staff development, service improvement and have commissioned links with City and Southbank, and Kings Universities.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation. We are situated in central London within easy commute of major transport links and youll be perfectly positioned outside work too, as were located right in the heart of Londons West End.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Qualifications


  • Registered Midwife on part 10 of NMC register.


  • ENB course 997 or other teaching qualification.
  • Neonatal course of relevant experience

Knowledge of NMC/LSA


  • Degree level study relevant to the post, or working towards Msc.



  • Evidence of contributing to practice development and research in clinical area
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Teaching ability and experience of being an effective facilitator.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to work days / nights/ flexible shifts.

Other Requirements , including


  • Ability to work days / nights / flexible shifts.
  • Key resource for communication with and dissemination of information from the multi-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of good written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the importance of supportive team working.
  • Strategies to cope with stress / work pressures.
  • Ability to understand and adhere to the equal opportunities policy.
  • Ability to articulate reasons for wishing to work in this clinical specialty area at this grade

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