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Band 6 Midwife

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
It's an exciting yet challenging time for the Maternity Services at GWH, as we embrace a period of improvement.

As part of this we have a number of opportunities for experienced midwives to join our fabulous team in the White Horse Birth Centre.

The White Horse is an alongside birth centre that has a large lounge/kitchenette, a postnatal room and four birthing rooms, two of which have birthing pools. We also have a range of birthing equipment such a slings, duoetto, floor mats, beanbags and couches to create a warm and welcoming environment for women and birthing people.

We are looking for midwives who have experience in all birthing environments but specifically within an interest in providing care within a birth centre, can demonstrate kindness and compassion and are passionate about providing gold standard care to the families who choose to birth with us.

We would like to invite you to join our highly motivated and friendly Midwifery team. We are committed to providing high quality, family-centered care.

Are you self-motivated, dynamic, professional midwives with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to join our proactive, professional maternity team.All posts will include shift working (inc night duty) and on call. The successful applicants will receive an orientation programme and are assured that they will receive appropriate support.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is required to provide holistic midwifery care to women/birthing people and babies in the antenatal, Intrapartum and postnatal periods.

The midwifery care is provided both in hospital, birth centre and community settings including the management of individual caseloads, clients and/or ward areas.

The post holder will deputise for the Band 7 in all clinical areas. The role is multidimensional and requires the post holder to integrate and fulfil all the identified dimensions.

Being a Midwife at The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is a truly remarkable and rewarding career.

Here at GWH, we are proud to be able to facilitate an average of 4000 births per year. As a Trust, we are lucky to boast a collocated birth centre and home birth options, so it really is an exciting time to come and work here as we move forward with our continuity of carer vision.

About us

Our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect - are a golden thread running through everything we do. These values serve as a guiding principle, driving us towards our vision of delivering great joined up services to our local community. Whether at home, in the community, or within the hospital, our goal is to empower individuals to lead independent and healthier lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

If you are this midwife and would like to be a part of our future and can meet this challenge we welcome your interest in a post with us please apply today!

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Practising Midwife
  • Maintained an up to date professional portfolio
  • Training in obstetric emergencies


  • Teaching/Mentoring qualification



  • Recent experience in all aspects of midwifery practice
  • Competencies relevant to sphere of practice.


  • Evidence of further study and development of professional and academic skills
  • Experience of mentoring students



  • A good standard of written and spoken English is required to be able to undertake the relevant duties.
  • Knowledge of current evidence based midwifery practice.
  • Ability to demonstrate competence in fetal monitoring.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of effective management of obstetric emergencies.
  • Ability to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of medicines management
  • Ability to demonstrate key issues relating to safeguarding


  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of current midwifery issues
  • Competent in Perineal suturing.
  • Competent in IV medicines administration.
  • Competent in cannulation.
  • Competent in care of women with epidural analgesia. ( Acute unit)

Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road



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