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Registered Midwife

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The maternity team at CDDFT are searching for committed, dynamic and enthusiastic midwives to join our team working on our maternity units at both our Darlington and Durham sites. We want you to be here, helping to shape our vision for an outstanding service that gives women, families, our communities and our midwives an extraordinary experience.

You will join a warm and supportive team of midwives who truly care about patient experience.

We welcome applications from experienced band 6 midwives who are currently regisitered to work in the UK. We are also eager to hear from band 5 midwives who are completing their preceptorship and planning their future careers.

We are currently seeking midwives who are enthusiastic and committed to working in collaboration with women & birthing people, their families and multi-disciplinary team, supporting personalised choice and promoting exemplary care in line with national transformation ambitions and local Trust Values.

We can offer a variety of hours across our two acute hospital sites where you can be assured of a warm welcome to our trust. We look forward to you joining us in delivering exceptional care to the families we support.

Main duties of the job

There is significant emphasis on multi-disciplinary working and the ability to work as an individual as well as a team member is essential. You will be responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised care plans which ensure delivery of holistic, research based care, prioritising commuication, informed consent and relationship building. You will work closely with our multi-disciplinary team of professionals.

Some of your daily duties will be:

Assessing and advising on the needs of women, birthing people, partners, families, and carers and providing emotional support during all stages of pregnancy and postnatal care

Planning, delivering and evaluating standards of evidence-based midwifery care

Identifying and caring for women with more complex pregnancies

Providing interventions and key messages around Public Health including infant feeding

Recognising deterioration in the in the physical or mental condition of a patient and taking appropriate action/ escalation and managing emergencies.

We are currently offering a variety of roles across all areas of maternity, we are sure there is a role to suit you at CDDFT.

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do not meet the minimum salary �23,200, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are really excited about the opportunity to invite experienced midwives to apply to join our midwifery teams to help us in delivering outstanfing intrapartum, antenatal and postnatal care to women and birthing people using our service. We are looking for experienced Midwives who are currently registered to practice within the UK and are interested in joining our teams across our acute units. The role is primarily based within the labour ward but we also offer rotation to the antenatal and postnatal ward settings and we are very keen to hear from midwives confident working in the assessment unit and triage setting. We have a range of roles available across our trust at both of our acute sites at Darlington Memorial Hosptial and The University Hospital of North Durham.

In return, as a new to trust midwife we can offer a bespoke training and development programme whilst also recognising the value of prior learning in your speciality.

You will be well supported with a bespoke induction and training package by members of our specialist Practice Development Team who will ensure your support as you transition to your new role both professionally and personally. The successful candidate will be supported and encouraged to seek educational opportunities to further their Continuing Professional Development and career progression. We are a trust which actively supports and encourages lifelong learning and development and we are very keen to support you to achieve your full potential with us. In turn, you will have the opportunity to assist in supporting the development of our preceptorship, Internationally Educated and student midwives.

We strongly encourage a culture of life-long learning and development here at CDDFT and you will be encouraged and supported to continue to develop and thrive in your role as an acute midwife.

You will also be able to access personalised pastoral care via our specialist workforce experience teams, including our retention lead midwife and the PMA service.

We are very proud of our maternity staff here at CDDFT and we are sure there is a role that you will enjoy within our teams. You are very welcome to contact our Recruitment Lead directly to arrange a tour of our units, meet our teams and discuss any queries informally.

Are you ready to take on a new challenge as a midwife within our team at CDDFT?...Then please apply now!

Person Specification

Statutory Registration


  • Registered Midwife with UK NMC PIN

Special Requirements


  • Ability to travel across trust as required.



  • Registered Midwife with current UK registration and NMC PIN


  • Evidence of Ongoing Professional Development Recognised teaching /assessing qualification Post graduate certificate in health related subject Master or equivalent experience PMA qualification Trained NIPE practitioner



  • IT skills Ability to use initiative Good interpersonal skills Excellent organisational skills Excellent time management Ability to be reflective practitioner Committed to professional and personal development Excellent communication and leadership skills Proven ability to work effectively independently and within a team Approachable and able to build relationships with a wide variety of colleague Keen to develop themselves and others, open to new ideas and willing to share their experiences with others Takes ownership of problems


  • Experience of linking with outside agencies

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • Motivational and empowerment skills Effective organisational skills, organisation of own workload Enthusiastic and supportive Confident to work independently Excellent communication skills and ability to provide written and verbal reports. Able to use Word, Excel and Powerpoint programs

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust

Hollyhurst Road


County Durham


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