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Practice Development Midwife

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced Midwife with advanced clinical skills? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

This is an exciting time to join our team. We are continuing to implement the principles outlined within 'Better Births', so continuity of carer is high on our agenda.

As the Practice Development Midwife you will provide stable guidance and advice to the entire team in the development of skills around the department, whilst ensuring the statutory training is provided to staff throughout the year.

Main duties of the job

We look forward to hearing from applicants with a proven track record of service improvement, continuous personal professional development and a commitment to teaching and development of others.

This important role includes:
  • Coordinating professional development of the maternity team
  • Ensuring that all mandatory training is up to date
  • Delivering training, including MDT emergency training (PROMPT)
  • Ensuring that learning from incidents, audits and new guidance is shared and embedded
  • Facilitating staff to provide safe, effective care
  • Contributing towards national and Quality Improvement projects

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role, please see attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • oExtensive experience at band 6 or above
  • oAbility to assess, plan, implement and evaluate maternity care
  • oExperience in teaching, mentoring, assessment and clinical supervision
  • oExperience in group teaching/presentations to peers and other professionals.
  • oExperience of acting as a mentor to both qualified and students, encouraging evidence based practice
  • oAble to identify opportunities to develop needs and to change existing practice
  • oAbility to impart unwelcome news to staff, .e.g. where performance targets have not been met


  • oExperience in developing new initiatives



  • oNMC Registered Midwife
  • oDegree in midwifery or equivalent experience
  • oDegree in midwifery or equivalent experience
  • oEvidence of further study and development of professional and academic skills


  • oTeaching or assessing qualification
  • oPMA
  • oLeadership/management qualification
  • oMasters

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital



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