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Practice Development Midwife

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Salary starting from £37,570 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced Midwife with advanced clinical skills? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

This is an exciting time to join our team. We are continuing to implement the principles outlined within 'Better Births', so continuity of carer is high on our agenda.

As the Practice Development Midwife you will provide stable guidance and advice to the entire team in the development of skills around the department, whilst ensuring the statutory training is provided to staff throughout the year.

Main duties of the job

We look forward to hearing from applicants with a proven track record of service improvement, continuous personal professional development and a commitment to teaching and development of others.

This important role includes:
  • Coordinating professional development of the maternity team
  • Ensuring that all mandatory training is up to date
  • Delivering training, including MDT emergency training (PROMPT)
  • Ensuring that learning from incidents, audits and new guidance is shared and embedded
  • Facilitating staff to provide safe, effective care
  • Contributing towards national and Quality Improvement projects

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of over 11,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health & Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is thatTime Mattersto everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

Find out about living and working with us -

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role, please see attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • oExtensive experience at band 6 or above
  • oAbility to assess, plan, implement and evaluate maternity care
  • oExperience in teaching, mentoring, assessment and clinical supervision
  • oExperience in group teaching/presentations to peers and other professionals.
  • oExperience of acting as a mentor to both qualified and students, encouraging evidence based practice
  • oAble to identify opportunities to develop needs and to change existing practice
  • oAbility to impart unwelcome news to staff, .e.g. where performance targets have not been met


  • oExperience in developing new initiatives



  • oNMC Registered Midwife
  • oDegree in midwifery or equivalent experience
  • oDegree in midwifery or equivalent experience
  • oEvidence of further study and development of professional and academic skills


  • oTeaching or assessing qualification
  • oPMA
  • oLeadership/management qualification
  • oMasters

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital



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