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Bank Midwife

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Part Time
Bank Midwives

We are seeking highly motivated, experienced, dynamic bank band 6 midwives to join our team who are passionate about delivering high quality care, along with achieving the highest possible patient experience.

There are opportunities to support all areas within our maternity service including 3 stand-alone midwifery led units, community, birthing centre located within the innovative Northumbria specialist emergency care centre (NSECH), including a postnatal ward and pregnancy assessment unit.

We also have the Bright Beginnings and Bright Horizons teams which are established continuity of care teams who provide all aspects of care for women.

Main duties of the job

We require reliable, enthusiastic and motivated Midwives to join our bank. In return we offer you:
  • Flexible hours
  • Competitive pay rates including enhanced pay for unsociable hours
  • Paid annual leave
  • NHS pension scheme
  • A fast-track recruitment process if you move to a substantive role
  • Access to Services, such as those provided by our Staff Wellbeing Team
  • Ability to book your shifts from home using our online portal
  • Option to block-book shifts in a set period
  • SMS notifications of shift availability
  • Access to staff newsletters and bulletins
  • Eligible for various local and national discounts which are available to NHS staff
  • Free uniform, where applicable

You will need recent clinical experience, including the requisite level of competencies at Band 6 & evidence of ongoing professional development. You should be able to demonstrate excellent communication/interpersonal skills, compassion, flexibility and willing to develop new skills.

About us

This is a great opportunity to work in a flexible way with one of the country's top performing trusts, twice rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission.

Northumbria Healthcare covers a large geographical area, providing safe and high-quality care in both hospital and community settings. As such we need to be able to respond quickly to meet demands caused by an increase in patient activity, staff holidays or illness.

This is where our staff bank plays a vital role, providing service support 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. The bank is not just for doctors and nurses, we cater for all staff groups including AHPS, nursing support roles, administrative staff, facilities staff and more.

There are many reasons why people join the staff bank, some to supplement earnings, or to work around commitments such as childcare or studying, while others may wish to develop their skills and work experience. So, if having the flexibility to pick and choose your hours is important, then this may be your opportunity. To find out more about the benefits of working on the bank visit our website

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assume responsibility for the devolved management of a ward/unit/caseload including the assessment of care needs, the implementation of evidence based programme of care in the absence of the Band 7 Midwife.

To supervise, support and educate junior members of the team.

To exercise accountability as set out in the NMC Midwives Rules and Standards.

To be responsible for all midwifery care standards and to maintain high clinical standards.

To participate in on-call hospital/community rota.

To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

It is expected that midwives registered on the Bank will work a minimum of 2 shifts per month. This is in order to justify the resources and administrative costs associated with the operation of the Bank and to ensure our patients receive high and safe quality care at all times . As part of the Midwifery profession, the successful candidates must hold a valid registration/revalidation and show evidence of regular current practice hours. Successful candidates are expected to participate in Trust statutory/mandatory training on a yearly basis and partake in policy updates to meet the high standards of our outstanding midwifery service.

Person Specification



  • 1 st Level live NMC Registered Midwife
  • Registered mentor. Mentorship Qualification or relevant equivalent qualification. (essential requirement or must be gained within 12 months of appointment)
  • o Diploma or degree or equivalent relevant experience



  • It is an essential requirement of the role that the post holder has a valid driving licence and is either a car owner and able to use the car for work purposes

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust




NE27 0QJ

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