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Clinical Midwifery Educator with focus on Preceptorship

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Full Time
We have an exciting new role for a midwife to join our Professional Practice Team as a Clinical Midwife Educator with a focus on Newly Qualified Midwives.

This role is primarily to support newly qualified midwives (NQMs) throughout their preceptorship period with skills acquisition and to facilitate competence and confidence building. Also to support new staff to the Trust and rotational staff who are new to areas supporting safe and effective care.

This post is fixed term for a period of 12 months and offers flexible hours up to full time. At the end of the 12 months fixed period, we will offer external candidates a substantive position in our Trust as a band 6 rotational or core delivery suite midwife.

Applicants must be an NMC registered midwife with at least 1 years experience as a band 6.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact Inpatient and Workforce Matron, or the PDMP team

Main duties of the job

Facilitating clinical skills sessions, providing mentorship/support for completion of competencies, and providing clinical support to staff on varied shift patterns as part of a 24/7 service as a bleep holder.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification

Essential and Desirable


  • NMC registration
  • One year experience as a band 6
  • Evidence of first degree level study or equivalent
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Teaching and/or assessing qualification
  • Able to demonstrate expert midwifery knowledge and experience, with contemporary Labour Ward knowledge and skills
  • Experience of teaching clinical skills and completing competency assessments
  • Ability to motivate and support others
  • Able to provide and receive complex or sensitive information and manage the consequential situations, and communicate (using a variety of methods) sensitively with staff whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality
  • Teaching skills
  • Computer literate, Word, Power Point, Outlook and Excel
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team working clinically when required, acting as a role model and mentor to the wider team
  • Ability to negotiate, persuade, influence, motivate, and gain the respect of other healthcare professionals
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to contribute towards providing a 24/7 service


  • Evidence of teaching in a variety of settings using a range of different education and learning strategies
  • Audit/Risk Management/Research experience
  • Able to demonstrate effective time management skills

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Women's Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


B15 2TG

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