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Midwife - Band 5

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Division: Women, Children & Young People

Care Group: Women's & Children's Service

Band: 5

Salary: �28,407 - �34,581 per annum/pro rata

We are recruiting for UK NMC Registered Midwives who share our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of care by the best of people and have the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

We offer equal opportunity to all and can offer tier 2 sponsorship for International Midwives who have already obtained a UK NMC Pin.

At present this vacancy is not able to accept applicants that require support to sit their OSCE and complete their NMC registration. However this is continuously under review and if this becomes available in the future, details of this will appear on the vacancy advertised

Main duties of the job

We would like to invite you to join our highly motivated midwifery team where commitment to providing high quality, woman-centred care is our main priority. We require a self-motivated, dynamic professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to join our proactive maternity team.

Medway Maternity services support approximately 5,000 women and babies per annum. We are forward thinking with motivated staff who strive to improve the quality of the service that we offer to our women, their babies and their families. We have achieved and sustained Baby Friendly Initiative Stage 3 and are now working to maintain this, and provide professional development opportunities for all levels of staff.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

The NHS are striving towards we work flexibly as a workforce, we want to ensure that you can work in a way that is best for us, our patients, and importantly for you. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Medway Maternity Services support approximately 5,000 women and babies per annum. We are forward thinking with motivated midwives, obstetricians and support teams, who strive to improve the quality of the service that we offer to our women, their babies and their families. We have achieved and sustained Baby Friendly Initiative Stage 3 won national awards including the RCM Team of the year in 2019 and provide a variety of professional development opportunities for all levels of staff.

In addition, we offer a commendable preceptorship package supported by a dedicated maternity education and development team, for our newly qualified Midwives. Furthermore, after completion of the preceptorship programme, you will progress automatically to a band 6 midwife post, followed by the opportunity to join one of the specialist midwifery teams.

Currently, it is an exciting time because we are redesigning our services to incorporate continuity of carer pathways which will give us the freedom to give the very best care to our women and their families, and opportunities for our teams to work with more flexibility, and achieve their best work life balance.

If you are a registered midwife with experience of working within the NHS, or are within 4 months of qualifying, we will welcome your application.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife



  • Demonstrates awareness of key issues currently impacting on the midwifery profession and service
  • Demostrates understanding of national & local guidelines, policies & procedures



  • Experience in providing midwifery care to mothers experiencing normal pregnancy and birth and those requiring obstetric care
  • Experience of providing midwifery care in both hospital and community settings



  • Able to communicate kindly and sensitively with patients and their families
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Values Based Question


  • How do you demonstrate respect and dignity?

Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Windmill Road



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