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Infant Feeding Team Midwife

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
To work as part of the multi-professional team to maintain the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) Gold award, working to ensure the standards set by UNICEF BFI are followed and audited across the maternity episode. To maintain the high standard of feeding information and support to families during the antenatal and postnatal period.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will work as part of the feeding team to deliver a high quality feeding service. The role will support the Infant feeding lead and Infant feeding audit midwife in regular auditing of staff and service users to ensure the standards of the UNICEF BFI are maintained. The post holder will be expected to participate in antenatal and postnatal education both in person and virtual. To be involved in staff and student training and assessment of Infant feeding competencies.

In addition to the above, the post holder will be expected to have or gain knowledge of frenotomy and run a clinic to support the needs of the service. To provide midwifery expertise to support the smooth running of the infant feeding service, to include leading breastfeeding drop-in and referral clinics, facilitating individualised antenatal and postnatal appointments.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have given us an overall rating of Outstanding.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Infant Feeding Team Midwife Guildford

Band 6

Part time hours available 18:45

The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting an enthusiastic, band 6 Midwife to join our Outstanding CQC Maternity Service. The Infant Feeding Team provides an enhanced level of support and advice to women and babies during their feeding journey.

This position is open to midwives who are interested in working in a small team that is passionate about building trusting relationships with the women they care for and providing care focusing on all aspects of infant feeding. The team provide care in clinics and on the postnatal ward in the hospital to ensure each woman has a personalised approach to care.

You must hold NMC midwifery registration. You will be expected to be able to show evidence of current practice/updating. IBCLC qualification is beneficial but not compulsory, opportunity to undertake this training can be offered.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife - Part 10 of the register
  • Shows consolidation of experience through achievement of Competency Skills in midwifery.
  • Diploma level or above midwifery qualification


  • Teaching and Assessing qualification/ Mentor preparation course
  • Preferred qualified or working towards International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Knowledge and Experience


  • Evidence of knowledge of recent midwifery research and audit
  • Ability to apply research to practice
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Capability to plan over short, medium and long term timeframes.
  • Capability to communicate, negotiate and influence effectively.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey County Hospital

Egerton Road



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