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Perinatal Mental Health Specialist Midwife

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
9 Jul 2024
Job Title - Perinatal Mental Health Specialist Midwife

Hours Per Week - 22.5

Permanent/Fixed Term - Permanent

Salary - �43742-�50056

Closing Date: 7th July 2024

Interview Date: 29th July2024

Over the past 12 months the George Eliot maternity service has received siginificant investment both for the estate which includes new theatres, the refurbishment of our inpatient ward and the relocation of triage and within the workforce in the form of new roles one of which being a perinatal mental health specialist midwife.

The post-holder will lead and co-ordinate Perinatal Mental Health training and initiatives within maternity services ensuring women and families are supported to maximise health and wellbeing opportunities. They will work collaboratively with the maternity team MDT as well as outside agencies to ensure a good quality Perinatal Mental Health Service to women and families during their maternity experience.

This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.

Careers at George Eliot - 'Where you make a difference'

Main duties of the job

The main duties and responsibilities of the role sit under four headings

Clinical / direct care practice

Provide support and highly specialised advice to women with, or at risk of, perinatal mental illness. This may include women who have mandatory supervision applied.

Leadership and collaborative practice

Actively contribute to the development of policies and guidelines, audit and research within maternity services, taking a lead role in the subsequent change process with particular emphasis on perinatal mental health.

Take the midwifery lead in perinatal Mental Health care planning, for women with complex social needs, in conjunction with the perinatal team and/or local community mental health services.

Improving quality and developing practice

Lead on developing pathways/processes to ensure that there is routine screening and early identification of women with, or at risk of a mental illness.


Develop and provide patient education and information which is appropriate and responsive to individual needs and level of development.

Please refer to the job description for full details.

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Person Specification

Qualifications and training


  • Registered midwife with significant experience
  • Additional Qualification, or experience, in Mental Health or Counselling
  • Recognised Teaching and Assessor Qualification



  • Evidence of management/ leadership skills and autonomous practice
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Ability to analyse and understand information and data based on statistics
  • Experience of managing difficult situations


  • Evidence of undertaking a Quality Improvement project
  • Experience in the delivery of education and training programmes with field of expertis

Skills and knowledge


  • Effective communicator
  • Ability to communicate highly sensitive information where there may be significant barriers to acceptance
  • Leadership and motivation skills
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Ability to supervise and demonstrate potential to lead
  • Organisational and negotiation skills


  • Comprehensive knowledge of national initiatives and drivers in maternity care

Personal Qualities


  • Diplomatic
  • Personal and professional maturity
  • Recognition of own limitations
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm

Other requirements


  • Ability to work both on own initiative and within a team
  • Some community working may be required
  • Flexibile
  • Independent means of transportlity
  • To undertake ward-based clinical work during times of peak activity

Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Street,



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