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Integrated Midwife Band 5-6

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5-6 Integrated Midwife - Up to 150 Hours available -, Cumberland Infirmary

We are proud to say that our service was rated 'Good' at our last CQC inspection, and our goal is to ensure all our women and families continue to receive high quality care from our exceptional teams, whilst also placing high value on a positive staff experience.

If you are an enthusiastic and motivated midwife, we would love you to come and join our team here in North Cumbria. We have opportunities for Integrated Midwives across all areas of our Maternity Service, including delivery suite, antenatal and postnatal inpatients and community areas. We are also currently planning the further development of our Continuity of Care teams and are keen for midwives to join us.

We have 2 small, friendly Consultant led units and a stand- alone birth centre who work closely with our community midwifery teams.

Applications from newly qualified midwives are also welcome.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.

Main duties of the job

Providewoman-centred, safe, effective and compassionate midwifery care for women and their families throughout the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods.Work autonomously to support all women with their birth choices, recognising when input from Obstetricians and other health professionals is needed and referring appropriately.Practice in accordance with the NMC code of professional conduct.

The role of maternity services is to achieve high quality, evidence based care in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods. Our department philosophy is that for the majority of women the transition to parenthood is an entirely normal event and this assumption underpins all aspects of the care we provide.

Each woman has unique physical, emotional, social and psychological needs. We aim to meet these needs in partnership with each woman, ensuring safe, effective care throughout.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment.Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Continuing professional development with portfolio.
  • NMC rules and code of practice
  • Current local and national developments in maternity care
  • Current safeguarding knowledge and relevance to practice


  • Equality legislation and best practice.



  • Clinical practice in all aspects of midwifery care


  • Water birth.
  • Supporting students and preceptorship midwives in practice
  • Competent in perineal suturing



  • Registered midwife.
  • Further relevant development to postgraduate certificate or equivalent.


  • Neonatal examination of the newborn certificate or equivalent.
  • Relevant postgraduate diploma or equivalent.
  • Essential IT skills (EITS) or equivalent
  • Mentorship qualification and experience
  • CTG Masterclass or equivalent

Skills and Aptitudes


  • oAbility to make informed decisions.
  • oEffective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • oAbility to prioritise workload to meet deadlines.
  • oAble to manage emergency and life-threatening situations.
  • oAble to support women and their families in events e.g. stillbirths, undiagnosed genetic or birth deformities, child protection.
  • oAbility to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.


  • oLeadership skills.
  • oIT skills.
  • oIV cannulation.
  • oPerineal suturing.
  • oAbility to change practice, using evidence-based research.

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cumberland Infirmary



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