Professional Development and Fetal Wellbeing Midwife

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
**22.5 hours per week**

Are you ready for the next step in your midwifery career? We are looking for a midwife who can support the clinical workforce, including newly qualified midwives, experienced midwives and MSW's.

We are looking for a hardworking, dynamic , inspirational, forward thinking midwife who can demonstrate experience of change management. You will need to be able to manage, lead and drive change forward to improve care and deliver a model of continuous development and support with the aim to build personal and professional skills and resilience, enhance quality of care, and improve outcomes, whilst developing leadership capability. Also to ensure that through development opportunities and support staff can feel valued and empowered.

The successful candidates will demonstrate high levels of professionalism at all times, acting as an exemplary role model with enhanced levels of clinical knowledge and expertise

Harrogate is a high performing maternity unit and we are seeking highly motivated individuals to contribute and develop the delivery of high quality, evidence-based midwifery care applying the trust values to your philosophy of care

Main duties of the job

The role also has a particular focus on quality and safety providing expert clinical support and advice that will enhance care whilst acting as a champion of best practice to support the midwifery, support worker and medical team. This will raise the standard of care, improve safety and documentation within maternity services and ensure that all members of the multi-disciplinary team both understand and adhere to maternity specific and Trust guidelines. The post holder will assist in the on-going development of a positive midwifery culture by raising awareness of the role of the midwife and the role of the midwife in promoting normality.

The post holder will be part of an expert core of senior experienced midwives and have demonstrable sound clinical, educational and leadership skills to be able to promote high standards of evidence based care and must have the ability and confidence to support and challenge in a non-judgemental way.

The role aims at building on current practice and improving the standard of fetal monitoring, to achieve healthy birth outcomes within the Trust.

About us

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide 'outstanding' care to both our patients and our staff. We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • An inclusive and supportive culture - our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.
  • Staff Recognition - as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference Awards and GREATix nominations.
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
  • Staff Benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For information about this position please see the job description attached or contact Rachael Fawcett (Matron) or on 01423 553183

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife with current NMC Registration.
  • Degree level qualification or equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • Mentorship or equivalent qualification


  • Evidence of post Graduate studies relating to intrapartum midwifery care or risk management
  • NLS trainer
  • Obstetric skills drills trainer



  • Experience in teaching education programmes
  • Extended midwifery skills
  • Evidence of broad midwifery experience
  • Knowledge of human factors in the healthcare setting


  • Experience and knowledge of Clinical supervision
  • Experience in complaints management

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Harrogate District Hospital

Lancaster Park Road



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