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Midwife (Acute) STUDENTS

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
20 Jun 2024
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB) has one of the largest maternity services in the UK, providing maternity care across Derbyshire and into Staffordshire.

We want to provide woman-centred, family friendly care and offer a range of models of midwifery and obstetric care provision. This includes midwife-led care, continuity of carer models, and specialist care provided by our obstetric teams for women with more complex needs, as well as community midwifery services.

Are you a third-year student coming to the end of your studies and due to qualify in 2024 or a newly qualified midwife ? If so come and join our friendly team where we can offer you a supportive and established preceptorship program if you are newly qualified. As part of the preceptorship program, you will be allocated a named member of the team for support whereby we have an 'open door policy, so you can speak to us at any time. You will be given four bespoke study days per year for reflection, learning and improving the service. This is where we bring all our preceptors together and have speakers to talk about any specific areas that you are interested in, which gives you a voice. You are given a protected induction period and we are invested in supporting you in your transition to the role of midwife. We also have additional members of staff who can come in and support you clinically.

Main duties of the job

We place the woman, baby and family at the centre of our service. We are a consultant led unit with a dedicated Midwifery led care area within our delivery suites and deliver care to a diverse population with complex medical and social needs working alongside a team of Specialist Midwives.

UHDB has cross sites with consultant units at Derby and Burton on Trent, alongside Birth centre at Derby

We have acute rotational Midwives post, which involves Midwives working across all areas of our Maternity services, including Pregnancy assessment/Antenatal services, Labour ward and our antenatal/postnatal wards.

There is also Continuity of carer teams who provide all aspects of care to women.

We are proud of the Maternity services we offer and if you are considering applying for a post you welcome to look round our Maternity Unit and find out more about our Midwifery posts.

An extensive induction package is offered to any successful candidate joining our Maternity services to ensure you are well supported and have time to adjust to working within our services.

Closing date of applications: 19th June 2024

Interview date: 2nd July 2024

About us

At UHDB around 9,000 babies are born across our two sites each year at Royal Derby Hospital (RDH) and Queens Hospital Burton (QHB). We provide antenatal and postnatal care for 11,500 women each year and, at RDH, we offer an alongside birth centre. We support women through low and high-risk care pathways, and some specialty pathways like diabetes and cardiology.

We have staff who are kind, caring and compassionate, and who want to deliver exceptional care together for every person who needs us - and that remains our aspiration.

This is an exciting new era on our maternity improvement journey, following a �5.4million investment into our services to strengthen our workforce, our technology and our processes, so that we can further improve what we do and deliver the best quality care to women and their babies. This is a great opportunity to join UHDB and make a real impact for the women and families we care for.

As a University Trustwe value learning, teaching, and training so that we help you to be the best that you can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, and we always want to treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves.

An extensive induction package is offered to successful candidates joining our Maternity services to ensure you are well supported and have time to adjust to working within our teams.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We have:
  • An inclusive and supportive culture - our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks to identify areas for improvement.
  • Employee Support and wellbeing - we have a comprehensive Employee Health & Wellbeing Programme which includes a counselling service and a range of activities.
  • Staff benefits - We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.

Details of UHDB sites

We have three wards across two sites, with a total of 88 beds for antenatal, postnatal and induction of labour.

At Royal Derby Hospital there are:
  • 17 delivery rooms including one pool room and bereavement suite.
  • Four bedded Midwife led birth centre.
  • Four bedded Obstetric Enhanced Care area and a two bedded assessment bay

Queens Hospital Burton has seven delivery rooms including one pool room and one bereavement suite.

Samuel Johnson Community Hospital is currently does not provide intrapartum care but runs as a community midwifery hub.

Where we are now:

We are focused on making progress in achieving compliance with the immediate and essential actions from Ockenden recommendations, as well as implementing valuable learning from recent external reviews and reports into the service.

We want to:
  • Be fully compliant against all national safety measures.
  • Embed recommended changes from recent reviews of our service.
  • Make sure we communicate well with families, so that every woman feels properly listened to and that we act on their feedback.
  • Create the best possible environment at work for our teams to do their job.
  • Do the things we have said we will do, including how we make sure we have learned and made changes when something has not gone well.

A lot of work is underway already, and we welcome applications from those who want to be a part of that journey.

If you would like to look around our Maternity Unit and find out more about our Midwifery posts, please contact us.

UHDB Midwifery Recruitment Open Day - There is an opportunity to be interviewed on the recruitment open day

Date and time: Tuesday 2nd July 2024 (9am to 12pm, RDH) & (1pm to 4pm,QHB)

Location: Royal Derby Hospital, Teaching room, Medical Education Centre (9am to 12pm) & Queens Hospital Burton, Room 2, Education Centre (1pm to 4pm)

Are you or someone you know looking for your first or next role in midwifery ? We are looking for newly qualified or experienced midwives to care for pregnant women and their families. Attend the recruitment open day to find out more about joining #TeamUHDB. You can tour our birthing suites and facilities, speak to midwives and specialist teams and have the opportunity to have an interview on the day.

If you are unable to attend our recruitment open day you still have the opportunity to come for a tour and discuss the program. Please contact to arrange.

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

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Person Specification



  • Current and valid NMC pin



  • Newly Qualified Midwife
  • Demonstration of right skills and experience for point of registration

Supporting Information


  • Commitment of wanting to work for UHDB

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital


DE22 3NE

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