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Practice Retention and Recruitment Midwife

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Practice Retention and Recruitment Midwife has the delegated responsibility for overseeing and managing the preceptee and Internationally Educated midwives and will work closely with the Practice Based Educator Team. The Practice Retention and Recruitment Midwife will assess the quality of a range of preceptorship activities within learning environments, determining interventions to sustain and enhance preceptorship ensuring all service areas/learning environments apply to the Stockport NHS FT L& D pathway and local Preceptorship Policy.

Main duties of the job

The Practice Retention and Recruitment Midwife will develop, co-coordinate, evaluate and implement the preceptorship programme and learning packages with consideration to contributing curriculum development, validation, and review. Support and facilitate the development of clinical practice for preceptors and Midwives, identifying learning needs, providing supervision and support structures to build education in learning environment consistency, and efficiency. Ensure all preceptors access the Online Stockport NHS FT L& D pathway and record training requirements on the Trust database and against ESR.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

If you require support with your application please contact a member of the recruitment team, who can discuss alternative application methods.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Benefits we offer to you:

o Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays

o NHS pension scheme membership

o Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further

o NHS Staff discounts

o Cycle to work scheme

oSalary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt

o Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical and Leadership
  • Ensure effective communication and develop proactive working relationships between Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and Midwifery programme providers from HEIs as required and work as an integral part of the midwifery practice education team.
  • Link into the student Midwives during their training to support the transition from student to newly qualified Midwife, preceptorship programme and employment opportunities at Stockport.
  • In collaboration with the Practice Based Educator Midwife develop appropriate strategies and provide a structured orientation and training programme to support and meet the needs of students transitioning to newly registered Midwives. Ensure they merge with the needs of staff and clinical risk priorities.
  • Ensuing there is a Practice Retention and Recruitment Midwifeto support the foundation period for newly qualified midwives and Internationally Educated Midwives, in promoting high quality patient care and recruitment and retention of staff.
  • Work with the Practice Based Educator team to facilitate and support clinical and educational programmes for all preceptees within the first year of qualification and undergraduate student midwives on placement.
  • Working across all areas of the maternity services act as a visible resource of support and advice for newly registered midwives and learners in practice.
  • Share best practice examples across the Division and Trust, and regionally.
  • Working with the Practice Based Educator team to ensure staff meet NMC regulatory requirements and are trained to deliver the highest standard of education support to students, learners and newly registered midwives.
  • Promote and practice evidence-based midwifery care.
  • Promote professional practice, education and training in line with relevant research.
  • Develop and maintain effective links with ward managers, senior clinical midwives supporting practice education and recruitment events for new students and the implementation of the curriculum in clinical placement areas.
  • Maintaining a high clinical presence and provide guidance and role modelling of desired Professional and Trust behaviours and values.
  • Preparing and supporting preceptors and Midwives to perform self-assessments and delivery of education action plans.
  • Supporting student Midwives, preceptors and Midwives to apply and complete the NIPE Practical qualification.
  • Undertaking research and development relevant to preceptorship and education in practice and the placement learning environments.
  • Assessing clinical and other practice educational environments within own organisation.
  • Developing and supporting preceptors in decisions relating to the preceptee experience including the achievement of learning outcomes, competence, and fitness for practice.
  • Identifying shortfalls in preceptorship across a range of learning environments and facilitate access to multi-professional preceptorship programmes, updates, and training opportunities.
  • Providing best practice advice and learning environment in a clinical setting for preceptors, supervisors, and assessors in relation to preceptorship and education in practice.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salaryIn addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Midwife
  • educated to degree or relevant experience
  • practice supervisor or assessor


  • recognised leadership course or equivalent, or willing to take
  • professional midwifery advocate
  • NIPE trained or willing to undertake



  • able to demonstrate further relevant study (CPD)
  • knowledge of maternity transformation programme, national and local maternity drivers


  • highly motivated to lead change and enable development



  • comprehensive midwifery experience in various settings


  • teaching students

skills and abilities


  • highly motivated to lead change and development


  • excellent organisational skills
  • excellent communication skills
  • awareness of equality and diversity
  • understanding of confidentiality and excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


stockport NHS foundation trust

poplar grove



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