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Midwifery Practice Education Facilitator

North Bristol NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced registered midwife who has an interest/passion for clinical education and teaching. The successful candidate will work with the internationally educated midwives and the student midwives who are registered nurses.

We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced and enthusiastic midwife who has a keen interest in the education of midwives who will work as part of the Practice Development Team in Maternity.

The successful candidate will also work clinically alongside midwives to support in the learning, supervision and assessment of new skills and extended scopes of practise, in particular with the newly qualified midwife.

Key skills and qualities required include being organised, diplomatic, approachable, and autonomous, be able to maintain confidentiality and be a good team player. A passion for teaching on both group and individual basis, and the ability to use flexible teaching strategies is imperative to this post to ensure all learning styles can be met.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for supporting new members to the team to the clinical maternity wards and the Community Midwifery services to develop their skills, knowledge, competence and confidence in the care of women and their babies within this clinical area.

You will also support and develop existing members of the midwifery to enable them to reach their full potential within this speciality. Working with other members of the multidisciplinary team you will develop clinical practice through current research and evidenced-based practice.

About us

The service at North Bristol Trust is based at Southmead Hospital and provides a full range of obstetric services for those who live in the catchment of North Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. The maternity department is one of the largest in the country, was awarded 'Good' by the CQC has more than 5200 births each year offering women the choice of 4 places of birth.

These include a Consultant led Obstetric Unit with 2 HDU rooms, 9 birthing rooms and a pool room. The antenatal ward hosts a Triage, day assessment area and inpatient ward. The postnatal ward prides itself on giving the best quality postnatal care, caring for each other and the new mothers, families and babies.

There is an Alongside Midwifery Unit , a Freestanding Midwifery Unit at Cossham Hospital , and Home Birth Team. There are highly skilled midwifery teams who value the autonomy and varied responsibilities of these areas.

The Maternity services are well renowned nationally and internationally, having created and developed PROMPT and has a wide research portfolio. Room 10 is a truly multi-disciplinary hub room on the central delivery suite which demonstrates the value of working alongside others with professionalism and safety.

Midwives working at NBT describe the kindness and care that is demonstrated to each other. Great importance is placed on civility and a team ethos of going the extra mile together.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills

Assertive and proactive

Possess a high level of skill and competency in relevant area of clinical practice

Good report writing skills

Computer skills and competent to use windows based programs

Able to work independently without supervision

Ability to use a variety of software packages


Good problem solving ability

Evidence of ability to use initiative, lead a team and manage change

Ability to manage when under both individual and/or work pressure

Ability to plan, organise and prioritise own and work of others

Self-motivated and able to motivate others

Evidence of adherence to the NMC Code of Conduct for personal and professional development


From a clinical, educational and professional perspective, guide and direct midwifery staff to ensure each individuals full potential is reached

Provide clinical skills, educational support and direction to new members of staff to enable the on-going delivery of high quality care to the women and their babies

You will also support existing members of the midwifery team to refresh their skills

Through working with new staff directly link theory to practice within the clinical setting, and ensure accurate assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of midwifery care

Act as a knowledge resource for members of the multidisciplinary team on a day to day basis

Person Specification



  • Practising midwife with a minimum of three years' experience of all clinical areas
  • Ward Management/leadership skills
  • Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor
  • Involvement in clinical practice development & education


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and able to work co-operatively with all members of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Knowledge & understanding of research/evidence based practice and its application to midwifery practice

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Southmead Hospital


BS10 5NL

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