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Preceptorship Midwife

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Newport, Isle of Wight
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 5
Full Time
We are recruiting a Preceptorship midwifewho wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our women, birthing people and families receive high quality and compassionate care in co-production with our service users and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

Each year we help approximately 1000 families prepare for their journey into parenthood. By joining our trust, you will get a unique opportunity to provide care by working across all areas of the service.

Our labour ward has five delivery rooms including one with a birthing pool, as well as a dedicated maternity only theatre. Midwives work within an integrated model and are encouraged to follow women and birthing people from the antenatal ward to the labour ward through to the postnatal ward.

You will need to be motivated, and committed to delivering high quality evidenced based care, and open to embrace positive change and transformation to meet the changing needs of the community we serve.

Main duties of the job

As a newly qualified midwife you will be supported by our Recruitment and Retention midwives along with our team of clinical lead and practice development midwives. You will undertake a robust preceptorship programme which encompasses both clinical and pastoral support, with dedicated time to attend additional teaching and development days. Following an extended supernumerary period, you will be supported to develop skills and competencies in all areas of midwifery as you complete the preceptorship programme and prepare for transition to band 6 midwife. If you are interested in joining our team and share in our vision to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect we would like to hear from you.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Person Specification

Qualifications and role specific knowledge


  • Registered Midwife - currently registered to practice

Physical Skills


  • All newly qualified midwives are expected to undertake a 1- 2 year preceptorship programme



  • Understanding of the role of midwife as defined by the NMC
  • An understanding of the NMC Code of Practice and Midwives Rules
  • An understanding of confidentiality issues
  • An interest in improving the standards of care
  • An understanding of all aspects of evidence-based midwifery practice



  • Ability to function as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels in a sensitive manner
  • Good written skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to respond to stressful situations positively and ensure deadlines are met
  • Ability to exercise initiative
  • Commitment to Equal Opportunities
  • Willingness to adapt to a changing environment
  • Commitment to individualised care
  • Punctual and organised
  • Professional attitude

Communication Skills


  • Team player
  • High Motivation
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to professionally develop self and others
  • Excellent time management skills

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital

Parkhurst Road

Newport, Isle of Wight

PO30 5TG

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