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Practice Development Midwife - Preceptor Programme

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
Haywards Heath & Brighton
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annnum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead on the development and delivery of our Midwifery preceptorship programme at PRH & RSCH. It is a development opportunity for a band 7 Midwife to support newly qualified midwives undertaking the midwifery Preceptorship Programme. Do you have a passion for supporting newly qualified midwives with an outstanding education programme?

As part of this role you will continue to deliver and further develop the midwifery preceptorship programme across UH Sussex.

It is a seconded, full time position, for 12 months @ Princess Royal and RSCH.

Please note that if you currently work for another NHS Trust orUHSussexand you are applying to accept this position as asecondmentopportunity, before applying you must seek agreement andauthorisationfrom your current Trust/Manager.Secondmentscan't be agreed without this approval. If you are unable to gain approval you should refrain from applying unless you wish to take this role as a fixed term position.

Main duties of the job

This is a key role in developing and maintaining a high quality preceptorship programme for newly qualified midwives. The post holder will also support newly qualified midwives in the clinical setting during their preceptorship period.

The post holder will be responsible for the design and provision of the education requirements within the preceptorship programme in direct relation to current local and national themes and risks. The post holder will work clinically supporting the preceptees to complete the clinical skills required of the programme to advance to a band 6 midwife. The post holder will work directly with the practice education facilitator and the practice development team.

The post holder will work strategically with outside agencies to ensure all pathways are relevant and current.

The post holder will work closely with the practice education facilitators to recruit students into band 5 positions and then support their ongoing development towards band 6 roles.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Communicate and liaise with the multidisciplinary team, providing a unified approach to education and practice development across sites.
  • Provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information
  • Build relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team and practice development in implementation of changes in practice.
  • Represent the directorate at meetings with partner agencies both internal and external. Make a key contribution to relevant trust forums and meetings.
  • Communicate service-related information to senior managers and deliver formal presentations.
  • To work in collaboration with relevant personnel to ensure the preceptees voice is heard.
  • Reports all incidents, complaints or accidents to comply with trust guidance and assist and support in the investigation and resolution of the same. Review all incidents involving preceptees.

Service Delivery and Improvement
  • To act as an advocate preceptee midwives
  • To foster and develop and open, facilitative learning environment within the clinical area
  • Provide a visible, accessible presence, acting as a professional role model by providing leadership and support within multidisciplinary and midwife team meetings where necessary in relation the preceptorship programme

-- Please see Job Description and Person Specs for further info --

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Assessor/mentorship course or equivalent


  • Masters in Midwifery
  • Leadership / management course or equivalent



  • Relevant clinical experience
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion


  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Princess Royal and Royal Sussex County Hospital

Haywards Heath & Brighton


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