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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/08/2020.

Preceptorship Midwife

Job Reference: 434-WC2538172

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Obsterics and Gynaecology
Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury
£24,907 - £30,615 pa pro rata

At Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust we have lots to be proud of:

  • We are an integral member of the Buckinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) providing both acute and community services, and at the forefront in developing ICP systems and new models of care.
  • The Trust’s latest CQC inspection report, rated the Trust as “Good” overall, “Outstanding” for caring with an “Outstanding” end of life service and a range of “Outstanding ”practices in areas such as the Emergency department, adult community services and outpatients.We have been ranked as one of the UK's top hospitals by health intelligence specialists CHKS.
  • Our Stroke Unit has maintained the ‘A grade’ in the latest Royal College of Physicians’ Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) audit
  • We are the home for the National Spinal Injuries centre, the birthplace of the Paralympics.

Band 5 / Preceptee Midwives

An exciting opportunity has arisen for midwives to join our enthusiastic and committed rotational midwifery team, with a view to join a continuity of carer team once essential skills have been achieved. You will be joining a well-established team, dedicated to the on-going promotion of women centered care and better births.

As a member of our team you will be professional, safe and compassionate for women, babies and their families. You will work collaboratively within our multidisciplinary team in an environment that is open, supportive and empowering.

Your experience will ensure that you provide a high standard of care to mothers and their relatives/carers. This in turn will be supported by our well established and robust in-house training programmes alongside an approachable team of professional midwifery advocates.

Maternity vacancies available:

Band 5/preceptee midwife – for those who are newly qualified, our 6- 12 month preceptorship programme will support you through your transition.

Our maternity services provide care for approximately 4,800 women and their families each year. We offer a variety of birth choices for our diverse population and have dedicated care pathways supported by a team of specialist midwives and a level 2 neonatal unit.

At Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (BHNHST), we pride ourselves in the high standard of care that we deliver to our women and their families. Approximately 20% of our babies are born in midwife led settings and our ambition is to increase this further by supporting women to birth in a setting of their preference.

BHNHST are moving forward with the implementation of Better Births and will be launching continuity of carer teams for women living within specific geographical locations within central Aylesbury and High Wycombe. It is anticipated that all newly recruited midwives will join these continuity of carer models following an initial period in the unit.

We positively promote flexible working practices, and ensure that our workforce reflects the population we serve. An onsite subsidised childcare facility is available and parking is available on all Trust sites.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Kerie Eastgate

Matron for Antental and Postnatal Wards

01296 316282

Interested in joining our team? Have any question? Do not hesitate to contact Kerie Eastgate, Matron for Antental and Postnatal Wards,

We are committed to providing staff with learning and development opportunities to support their career progression. We also offer on-site subsidised childcare, flexible working and a generous pension.

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and are constantly striving to improve the working lives of our staff. We do not offer London Weighting. It is Trust policy that travel expenses for interview will not be reimbursed.

The post will close on the closing date stated at midnight. Please note that we may when necessary be required to close a job prior to the closing date, due to a large number of applications or change in circumstance. Contact with candidates will be made via the email address on your application form. Therefore, ensure that this email address is checked regularly.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications providing the position satisfies the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration service require employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the Government UK visas and immigration website.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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