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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum - Pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospital Southampton (UHS) Maternity Services are seeking band 6 midwives who are enthusiastic and committed to working in collaboration with women, their families and multi-disciplinary teams, supporting personalised choice and promoting exemplary care in line with national transformation ambitions and Trust Values.

UHS Maternity is a fast-paced progressive service with just over 5000 births every year and proudly received the rating of 'Good' from the CQC in May 2023. We are also a regional centre for fetal and maternal medicine providing specialist care for women with medical problems during pregnancy, and for those whose baby's need extra care before or around birth.

We are passionate about serving the local community, providing a high standard of care to all by embracing and recognising the diverse society that we live in. As a service we celebrate our staff as individuals, as well as teams, priding ourselves on being an inclusive workplace for our colleagues from Black, Asian, ethnic minority and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds. We are committed to maintaining a positive workforce culture, striving for continued job satisfaction and a healthy work life balance for our staff. We recognise the importance of flexible working and we are committed to restoring, nurturing and developing our midwifery workforce.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We embody the Trust Values, investing in people, valuing every employee for their unique skills and individual qualities. We are proud of our supportive local induction programme for new joiners and, of the opportunities for career progression and professional development for all staff, aspiring leaders, future managers and specialist practitioners.


Working at UHS Maternity Services you will be supported to reach your potential and achieve your career goals through a range of development opportunities. We are passionate about developing our staff and succession planning for the future. We have a wide range of clinical and non-clinical development opportunities, across all areas of our service, enabling our staff to explore multiple avenues of progression depending on their individual interests.

Your Responsibilities

Promote a women centred service, which will ensure continuity of care, working autonomously to attend women during the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods The midwife will work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team, other agencies and user representatives. To engage with women and their families to encourage and promote woman centred care, normalising their experience as much as possible.

WHAT WERE LOOKING FORThe successful candidate will be required to have completed a band 5 preceptorship programme and possess the skills and attributes to work as a band 6 midwife. Key core skills to include: Excellent communication skills and a confident practitioner Competent clinical skills and able to work under pressure Understanding of clinical priorities and ability to work with the wider MDT

Person Specification

Trust values


  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • Registered midwife on relevant part of the NMC Register Physical Examination of the Newborn (NIPE) qualification
  • Diploma or degree in midwifery
  • Completion of preceptorship
  • Competent clinical skills and knowledge across all areas of midwifery practice
  • Understanding of clinical prioritiesHigh dependency experience
  • Understanding of current midwifery issues
  • Knowledge of current Government NHS Agenda relevant to Maternity Services
  • Suturing competency
  • Cannulation competency


  • Physical Examination of the Newborn (NIPE) qualification
  • Recognised teaching / mentorship qualification
  • Professional Midwifery Advocate (Supervisor of Midwives)
  • Case loading experience
  • High dependency experience
  • Shift leading experience

Skills and competencies


  • Prioritisation
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Communication
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Driving skills
  • Time management
  • Teamwork
  • Able to work autonomously

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Princess Anne Hospital

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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