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PDM Support Midwife

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Full Time
Are you looking for an exciting new job in an award winning, well-supported, friendly, dynamic, culturally astute and inclusive environment that puts women / birthing people at the centre of a high standard of care? If so, come and join us.

Our latest CQC report that has just been published rates us again as good, maintaining our good rating since 2017 and has now awarded us outstanding for leadership.

If you are interested in developing your leadership skills supporting others in maintaining their knowledge and skills talent spotting and helping to signpost colleagues in their career progression, whilst supporting succession planning within the service and have significant experience as a midwife then we have a great opportunity for you.

Why not join our friendly, forward thinking Maternity Education Team. Based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, an exciting opening has arisen for a Practice Development Support Midwife to join our cross site education team. Working under the supervision of the Practice Development Midwife, you will support the Maternity Education Team by participating in education programmes and midwifery development across both sites.

We are offering you the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, forward-thinking team who continually evaluate our maternity services to provide the best quality care for our women and families.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to assist the Education Team in delivering the Core Competency Framework. The CCF consists of 8 core training modules set out by the Maternity Transformation Programme that should be included in the Maternity Education Programme. You will also facilitate the Multi-Disciplinary learning activities where there will be a lot of opportunities for you to develop the skills required for this.

You will also be expected to provide educational and clinical support for staff in the clinical areas, particularly supporting the Preceptorship Clinical Support Midwife in their role of supporting the newly qualified midwives, whilst also maintaining your own clinical skills and completing clinical shifts where required.

This is an ideal opportunity if you have a keen interest in facilitating a dynamic programme of teaching and education whilst upholding your clinical skills

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Working under the supervision of Practice Development Midwife, the post-holder will support the maternity service by participating in education programmes and midwifery development within their Division and liaising with other members of the education and midwifery management team as appropriate.

    The post holder will actively promote and contribute to inter-professional learning activities across the service and Trust wide and be an effective role model for best practice. The post holder will provide educational and clinical support for the midwives in the clinical area for 80% of their working time allowing sufficient time to maintain their clinical knowledge and skills

    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training


    • NMC Registered Midwife
    • Degree in Midwifery or equivalent
    • Sign-off mentor or equivalent


    • A clinical expert either through formal qualification (diploma/degree) and/or clinical experience pertinent to the area



    • Significant all round midwifery experience
    • Evidence of clinical and management skills within a relevant clinical field
    • Evidence of effective multi-disciplinary working.
    • Experience in teaching, mentoring and assessment


    • Experience of audit
    • Experience of inter-professional teaching and learning in the clinical environment including undergraduate medical education
    • Previous involvement in quality initiatives

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


    Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Stadium Road


    SE18 4QH

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