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Preceptee Support Midwife

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum pro rata inc HCAS
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Part Time
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has invested in the recruitment of newly qualified midwives who will require support to achieve their full potential as registered midwives.

The Preceptee Support Midwife will work with the practice development midwife who oversees newly qualified midwives and is responsible for supporting the preceptee midwives in clinical practice as well as providing pastoral support. This will be with the intention of enhancing the preceptee midwives' experience and facilitating retention.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to work in collaboration with the practice development, clinical governance and operational teams by providing individualized support in the clinical environment to newly qualified midwives. Working across all maternity service settings, the job holder will be responsible for supporting newly qualified midwives in clinical practice, and act as a visible support for preceptees. The post holder will also provide pastoral support to newly qualified midwives.

The post holder will be capable of working across all areas of maternity care, including the antenatal clinic, community settings, delivery suite, midwifery led unit, Shere and St Catherine's Wards. The post holder will have expert clinical skills, including that of cannulation and suturing.

The post holder will be accountable for their midwifery practice and will be responsible for their own professional development. You will adhere to the policies and protocols of the Trust and the NMC.

This midwife is expected to carry out all relevant forms of clinical care in periods of maternity escalation. The post-holder is expected to supervise junior staff and to be able to teach qualified and unqualified staff, including basic and/or post-basic students.

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

Band 6 Preceptee Support Midwife 18.75 Hours

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust Maternity Service is recruiting a Preceptee Support Midwife.

This successful candidate will work with the Practice Development Midwife who oversees newly qualified midwives and will work clinically alongside the preceptees to support them to develop their confidence in clinical practice as well as providing pastoral support to optimise their experience and support retention.

The post holder will be required to be flexible in their approach to shifts and be able to work across the seven day week, including night shifts. It is also expected that they will be confident to work in all areas of the maternity service, including antenatal clinic, community settings, delivery suite, theatre and the wards and to be expert in all key clinical skills, including cannulation and suturing.

For further information please contact:

Clare Cardu, Head of 01483 571122 Ext 2319

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife - Part 10 of the register
  • Shows consolidation of experience through achievement of Competency Skills in midwifery
  • Degree level or above midwifery qualification
  • Teaching and Assessing qualification/ Mentor preparation course

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience as a practising midwife


  • Experience of organising own workload and leading where appropriate
  • Experience of managing a ward area
  • Experience of working within the community setting

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey County Hospital

Egerton Road



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