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Midwife, Band 5 & 6

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum (pro-rata (if Part-Time)
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to work in an organisation that values you as an individual? In a team that provides multi-disciplinary support, encourages your development and values your contribution? Then University Hospitals of Leicester is the organisation for you. We have vacancies for both band 5 and band 6 midwives. Successful candidates will be provided with support from our recruitment and retention team with orientation to all clinical areas with the option of core positions. Band 5 newly qualified midwives will benefit from our extensive preceptorship programme, in line with the new National Preceptorship Framework standards (2023) providing a firm foundation in starting your journey into midwifery. Preceptorship programmes can be personalised to suit individuals needs and wishes to incorporate rotations between the hospital and community and is available upon request.

Full and part time hours are available and we actively promote flexible working hours to enable you to balance your work and home life.

Main duties of the job

We would love for you to join our team where you will work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team in an environment that is supportive and empowering. You will be expected to fulfil the role of a midwife defined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council upholding high standards of quality evidence based care.

You will work autonomously alongside the multi-disciplinary team to plan, implement and review ongoing holistic care to women in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods.

You will need skills of prioritisation, knowledge of local guidelines and policies to inform your practice, be flexible, adaptable and advocate for women, birthing people and families to ensure safe and effective care is provided.

Leicester maternity services provide safe, high quality care and encourage innovation and development from all staff. We pride ourselves on staff engagement and actively encourage a safe working environment where staff feel safe to speak up and raise concerns.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Band 5

To consolidate the theory and practice acquired during midwifery training in order to maintain a high standard of midwifery care at all times with the support of the multi-disciplinary team around you. You will be facilitated to acquire additional competencies in preparation to become a band 6 midwife through the support of colleagues and your own initiative and proactivity.

Band 6

To deliver total care to mother and babies within the hospital environment as required to meet individual needs ensuring high standards of evidence based midwifery care at all times. As a teaching hospital we expect you to provide support both educationally and clinically to students and colleagues alike.

You are empowered to develop as a band 6 in the direction that you wish and will be supported with your own personal and professional development needs, enabling further progression.

As well as rotational midwives, we would support band 6 midwives who express wishes to be a core member of the midwifery team in specific areas to enable better job satisfaction, development and improvement initiatives and ultimately improving patient experience and care given.

Person Specification

Commitment to Trust Values


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the trust values and behaiours



  • Registered Midwife NMC Pin number


  • Evidence of continued professional development

Knowledge and experience


  • Knowledge of developments in specialist fields e.g. Midwifery


  • Research Audit awareness
  • Recent relevant clinical experience e.g. perineal suturing

Skills and Abilities


  • Good Communication Skills
  • Clinical Skills
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work on own initiative/ability to manage own time


  • Evidence of range of communication skills

Personal Capabilities


  • Enthusiasitic and motivated
  • Assertive and competent
  • Recognition of own limitations
  • Demonstrates commitment to develop self and others

Other Requirements


  • Flexible approach to meet the needs of the service

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary/Leicester General Hospital



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