Midwife (Acute)

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
28 Sep 2023
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB) has one of the largest maternity services in the UK, providing maternity care across Derbyshire and into Staffordshire.

We want to provide woman-centred, family friendly care and offer a range of models of midwifery and obstetric care provision. This includes midwife-led care, continuity of carer models, and specialist care provided by our obstetric teams for women with more complex needs, as well as community midwifery services.

Are you a talented and compassionate midwife who has the passion to provide kind, safe, and personalised midwifery care and who is looking for a new opportunity or a change? If so, then come and join our friendly supportive & multi-disciplinary team. We can offer you a bespoke induction period and four tailored study days covering a range of topics to develop your knowledge and skills.

Becoming a UHDB midwife you are supported by a team who want to develop your career, prioritise your well-being, increase your skills and make our maternity service a great place to work.

Main duties of the job

As a registered midwife you will be responsible and accountable for ensuring women, babies and families receive safe, clinically effective, women centred care across the whole pathway of midwifery care, to include antenatal, labour and birth and postnatal care.

You will lead by example, develop others, offer midwifery advice, support and manage services, working flexibly across the service within differing models of maternity care, including continuity of carer, delivering high quality, effective and compassionate care.

You will work closely with multidisciplinary teams within the clinical environment to deliver care to women and babies whose needs are complex. You will provide midwifery leadership and are accountable for the women, babies, public and staff experience.

This will be in line with local, Trust wide and national policies, procedures, values and behaviours.

Closing date of applications - TBC

Interview date - TBC

About us

At UHDB around 9,000 babies are born across our two sites each year at Royal Derby Hospital (RDH) and Queens Hospital Burton (QHB). We provide antenatal and postnatal care for 11,500 women each year and, at RDH, we offer an alongside birth centre. We support women through low and high-risk care pathways, and some specialty pathways like diabetes and cardiology.

We have staff who are kind, caring and compassionate, and who want to deliver exceptional care together for every person who needs us - and that remains our aspiration.

This is an exciting new era on our maternity improvement journey, following a �5.4million investment into our services to strengthen our workforce, our technology and our processes, so that we can further improve what we do and deliver the best quality care to women and their babies. This is a great opportunity to join UHDB and make a real impact for the women and families we care for.

As a University Trustwe value learning, teaching, and training so that we help you to be the best that you can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, and we always want to treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves.

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

We have:
  • An inclusive and supportive culture - our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks to identify areas for improvement.
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Health & Wellbeing Programme which includes a counselling service and a range of activities.
  • Staff benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

Details of UHDB sites

We have three wards across two sites, with a total of 88 beds for antenatal, postnatal and induction of labour.

At Royal Derby Hospital there are:
  • 17 delivery rooms including one pool room and bereavement suite.
  • Four bedded Midwife led birth centre.
  • Four bedded Obstetric Enhanced Care area and a two bedded assessment bay

Queens Hospital Burton has seven delivery rooms including one pool room and one bereavement suite.

Samuel Johnson Community Hospital is currently does not provide intrapartum care but runs as a community midwifery hub.

Where we are now:

We hold a CQC Good rating (from 2019) and we are focused on making progress in achieving compliance with the immediate and essential actions from Ockenden recommendations, as well as implementing valuable learning from recent external reviews and reports into the service.

We want to:
  • Be fully compliant against all national safety measures.
  • Embed recommended changes from recent reviews of our service.
  • Make sure we communicate well with families, so that every woman feels properly listened to and that we act on their feedback.
  • Create the best possible environment at work for our teams to do their job.
  • Do the things we have said we will do, including how we make sure we have learned and made changes when something has not gone well.

A lot of work is underway already, and we welcome applications from those who want to be a part of that journey.

If you would like to look around our Maternity Unit and find out more about our Midwifery posts, please contact us.

UHDB Midwifery Recruitment Open Day

Date and time: Saturday 16 September 2023, 10am - 2pm

Location: Royal Derby Hospital and Queen's Hospital Burton

Are you or someone you know looking for your next role in midwifery ? We are looking for experienced midwives to care for pregnant women and their families. Attend the recruitment open day to find out more about joining #TeamUHDB. You can tour our birthing suites and facilities, speak to midwives and specialist teams and have the opportunity to have an interview on the day.

If you are unable to attend our recruitment open day you still have the opportunity to come for a tour of our Maternity Units. Please contact UHDB.pdtrdh@nhs.net to arrange.

See full job description for more information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • Current and valid NMC pin



  • Experienced Midwife

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Cross sites


DE22 3NE

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