Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
  • To assess and provide the full range of care needs to develop, implement and evaluate care throughout the Antenatal, Intrapartum and Postnatal period for women and their babies, working under supervision as required.
  • To work as an integrated, Hospital or Community based Midwife supporting women
  • To provide effective leadership and to act as a good role model
  • To supervise and teach qualified and unqualified staff, acting as a mentor. Work autonomously within guidelines and spheres of professional practice.
  • To promote choice for women and promote normality and an individualised service.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

We are currently in the exciting position of being able to recruit Band 6 Midwives for our Hospital/Integrated service. We are looking for Midwives who are dynamic, enthusiastic and can demonstrate the ability to work well as part of a team.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust maternity services are in a privileged position where we are able to offer women within our care, the choice to birth in a variety of locations. These include Exeter and Tiverton birth centres as well as the acute unit on the labour ward in Exeter. Work location can be fluid dependent on the need of the service and we expect that midwives are able to move between areas when requested.

We currently have four continuity teams based in Exeter, integrated teams based in Okehampton, Tiverton, Exmouth and Honiton and a homebirth team that cover all of these areas as well as teams in the acute unit in Exeter.

Working Pattern: A mix of 8 hour, 12 hour day shifts and 12 hour night shifts, some weekend and bank holiday working. We can offer part time or full-time hours

Interview Date: Thursday 5th October 2023

For further information please contact: Melanie Hayward, Clinical Matron for Inpatient Services, on 01392 406682 or melanie.hayward2@nhs.net

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


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Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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