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Preceptorship Midwife

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Tunbridge Wells
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated newly qualified midwives to join our 12 month preceptorship programme.

Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust delivers maternity care to over 5900 women per year which includes two beautiful stand-alone birth centres. You will have the opportunity to rotate to all clinical areas within the acute unit. On successful completion of the programme you will gain your band 6 grade and can then discuss working in the community or one of the birth centres if you wish.

Main duties of the job

We are proud of our excellent facilities which offer women real choice in place of birth. We achieve 1:1 care for all women choosing to birth with us, in every birth setting - Home Birth, Midwifery Led and Obstetric Led.

We have been nominated several times for RCM awards and are internationally recognised for our research and practises into 'Kangaroo Care', for the promotion of well-being in transitional care babies.

We have a vibrant workforce, and encourage the sharing of ideas and innovation from staff, to contribute to the evolution of our services, and shaping our strategy towards an outstanding organisation of the future.

If you are energetic, committed, and passionate then come and join our team, and be part of a Trust which is truly women centred and proud of its achievements.

Please click on the below link to view our video of the team and department

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please emailmtw-tr.professionalstandards@nhs.netif this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check atEnhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

We support our staff with disabilities to ensure they have the adjustments they need to be the best they can be in the workplace. Collaborating with Access to Work means that our staff are assessed by experts in the workplace and we ensure that their recommendations are implemented as quickly as possible. You can find out more here: Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is - GOV.UK (

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Person Specification



  • RM and eligible to practice on completion of university programme.


  • Completed or prepared to undertake a mentorship programme.
  • To have obtained or be studying at Degree level.



  • Sound knowledge of recent Government/Professional documents with awareness of implications to service provision.
  • Able to demonstrate motivation to maintain professional development.
  • Ability to work within acute health care settings.


  • Previous community and hospital experience.
  • Ability to use flexible innovative approaches to practice tailored to meet the clients' individual needs.
  • Knowledge of change management theories and their impact.



  • Act as support to students encouraging evidence based practice.
  • Ability to exercise professional accountability and autonomy.


  • A working knowledge of quality assurance.

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Tunbridge Wells


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