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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/02/2021.

Job Reference: 365-A-20-137932

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Worcestershire Royal Hospital
Band 5/ Band 6

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

We’re a large organisation, providing acute services from the Alexandra Hospital (Redditch), Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital (Worcester) to a population of over 575,000 people in Worcestershire, as well as caring for patients from surrounding counties and further afield. We also manage a Surgery ward at Evesham Community Hospital.

Our workforce is nearly 6,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

It’s an exciting time to join the Trust. In partnership with staff, patients and partners, we are developing of our Clinical Services Strategy which will outline how our services will be organised effectively across our sites into the future. Our Clinical Services Strategy will build on the improvements already put in place in recent years, following the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire review which has seen improved outcomes in a number of areas, including maternity and children’s services.

Our objectives are simple:

  • Best services for local people

  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients

  • Best use of resources

  • Best people.

If you can help us to achieve these; if your vision matches our vision; and you believe in Putting Patients First, we would love to hear from you!

In return, we commit to investing in our staff to ensure that we retain and develop the right people, with the right skills, who care about and take pride in, putting patients first.


We would like to invite you to join our highly motivated midwifery team where commitment to providing high quality, woman-centered care is evident.

Worcestershire Maternity service delivers around 5250 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 require self motivated, dynamic, professionals with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to join our proactive maternity unit.

Midwives nearing completion of their Preceptorship period are invited to apply for the Band 6 posts alongside experienced Band 6 midwives. All posts will include shift working (including night duty and potentially on calls) and rotation throughout our maternity services. The successful applicants will receive a comprehensive orientation programme and are assured that they will receive appropriate support. For newly qualified midwives, we offer a 12 month comprehensive preceptorship programme and an opportunity to work throughout our maternity services including our awarding winning birth centre

We are committed to implementing Better Births across our maternity services and as part of this project we are expanding our continuity of carer teams within Worcestershire County. We will be increasing our models of care where midwives and obstetricians work collaboratively to support women in their caseload. Would you like to work autonomouslywith a supportive team of likeminded midwives, managing your own diary to care for women throughout their maternity journey and attend their births? If you would like to be a part of these exciting new teams, then we would also like to hear from you. We have fantastic opportunities for both band 6 and newly qualified midwives.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Melanie Hurdman – Matron for Maternity Inpatients and Intrapartum (WRH) via the hospital switchboard on 01905 763333 ext 30233

Important information about your application

**** Please be aware that job adverts may close before the published closing date, if we have a high volume of applications, so we recommend getting your application in as quickly as possible. ****

  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • All correspondence will be sent through NHS Jobs, so please check NHS jobs and your email account regularly
  • If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
  • By accepting a position within our Trust you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

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