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Newly Qualified Midwife

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
7 Aug 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The maternity team at CDDFT are searching for committed dynamic and enthusiastic newly qualified midwives to join our team. We want you to be here, shaping our vision for an outstanding service that gives our women, families, our community and our midwives an extraordinary experience. You will join a warm and supportive team of midwives who truly care about the womens experience.

We welcome applications from Midwifery students who are currently in their 3rd year of training within 6 months of qualifying who are enthusiastic and committed to working in collaboration with women, their families and multi-disciplinary teams, supporting personalised choice and promoting exemplary care in line with national transformation ambitions and local Trust Values.

Our Midwives work across Acute and Community settings, with an excellent preceptorship programme lead by our specialist Practice Development Team. You will be supported and welcomed into your role and encourages to continue your development as a newly qualified midwife. We are keen to develop highly trained Midwives who can deliver exceptional care, to the families of County Durham and Darlington.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for newly qualified midwives who are committed and passionate to provide maternity care during all three stages of a persons' maternity journey. You will be responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised care plans which ensure delivery of holistic, research based care, prioritising commuication, informed consent and relationship building.

In return we offer a innovative and personal preceptorship programme where you will be supported by a team of specialist senior midwives to develop your skills further and thrive in your new role as a qualified midwife. We will take into consideration your skills and knowledge and develop a plan with you as to your preferred base after preceptorship, be that in an Acute setting or Community.

We also have various options to develop your skills and become part of one of our community teams based across our area during your preceptorship

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do not meet the minimum salary �23,200, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for newly Qualified Midwives who are keen to develop their skills and knowledge, with many opportunities that are on the horizon at CDDFT. It is an exciting time to be a part of our Maternity family!

We wish to encourage all newly qualified midwives to apply to work with us to deliver outstanding, Antenatal, Intrapartum and Postnatal Care to the mothers and families in our area. This includes working within the UNICEF framework for Infant Feeding, and close working relationships with our Screening Team, to deliver all elements of the National Screening programme.

You will be well supported in a bespoke preceptorship pathway by members of our specialist Practice Development Team who will ensure your support as you transition to the role of a qualified midwife, both professionally and personally. We encourage a culture of life-long learning and development and you will be encouraged and supported to continue to develop as a qualified practitioner. We are very proud of our team and we are certain there is a role you will enjoy at CDDFT Maternity.

Person Specification

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • Motivational and empowerment skills
  • Effective organisational skills, organisation of own workload
  • Enthusiastic and supportive
  • Confident to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to provide written and verbal reports.
  • Able to use Word, Excel and Powerpoint programs



  • IT skills
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to be reflective practitioner
  • Committed to professional and personal development
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively independently and within a team
  • Approachable and able to build relationships with a wide variety of colleague
  • Keen to develop themselves and others, open to new ideas and willing to share their experiences with others
  • Takes ownership of problems


  • Experience of linking with outside agencies

Statutory Registration


  • Registered Midwife with NMC PIN



  • Registered Midwife with NMC PIN
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • Recognised teaching /assessing qualification
  • Post graduate certificate in health related subject
  • Master or equivalent experience
  • PMA qualification
  • Trained NIPE practitioner

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust

Hollyhurst Road


County Durham


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