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Practice Development and Education Midwife

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Part Time
12 month fixed term contract/secondment

Looking for a new challenge? An opportunity has arisen for an innovative, highly motivated, and experienced Midwife to join our Practice Development and Education Department. Are you dynamic, enthusiastic and have a commitment to education? Our department celebrates diversity and inclusivity, we welcome applications from individuals who represent the full spectrum of our community.

As the post holder, you will be the departmental lead for pre-registration learner supervision, support and assessment for Midwifery. Furthermore, to be the departmental lead for the co-ordination, management, and expansion of pre-registration Midwifery student placements. Moreover, to lead the recruitment of prospective midwifery registrants into first post qualified positions and the departmental lead for the preceptorship of Midwives.

The role encompasses the leadership and line management to a team of clinical educators who facilitate programmes of learning and support learners in the clinical environment.

If you are passionate about education this position offers exciting and progressive leadership opportunities within Practice Development and Education.

30 hours per week

Interview date: 7th June 2024

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.

Main duties of the job

To be departmental lead for pre-registration learner supervision, support and assessment for Midwifery.

To be departmental lead for the co-ordination, management and expansion of pre-registration Midwifery student placements.

To be the departmental lead for the recruitment of prospective Midwifery registrants into first post qualified (FPQ) positions.

Under the direction of the Practice Development and Education Lead and the Associate Director for Education (Nurses, Midwives and AHPs) to support the development of a competent workforce, to deliver a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, in line with the Workforce and Education Strategy

To optimise the learning environments in clinical practice so learners on clinical programmes/placements have a high quality and effective learning experience, which will in turn benefit the patients' care experience and care outcomes.

To optimise the effectiveness of clinical teaching/educational programmes and continually innovate, deploying a range of teaching styles and resources including simulation training, and review the effectiveness by conducting research and audits, working in partnership with Approved Educational Institutions (AEI's) and ICS partners.

To support the effective management of tariff reporting for Midwifery student placements

To provide leadership and line-management to a team of Clinical Educators who facilitate programmes of learning and support learners in the clinical environment.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached job description for full details of the role, and use your supporting statement to confirm how you meet the essential and desirable criteria on the job specification.

Person Specification



  • Clinically up to date in Midwifery practice with significant experience, including at band 6 or above.
  • Experience of classroom based teaching



  • Ability to be an effective teacher and facilitator.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and with multi-professional colleagues.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills enabling communication honestly, appropriately and at the right time with people at all levels

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion



  • Registered Midwife
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Education or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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