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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/05/2021.

Newly Qualified Midwives at Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster & Sheffield

Job Reference: 165-21-04-031

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Central Application Process
Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffied
£24,907 to £30,615 pa

Please Note - The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is following the current Government guidelines regarding social distancing.

With this in mind, all interviews are now conducted by video link using Microsoft Teams. Full details of our process will be given to shortlisted candidates when invited to interview.

Newly Qualified Band 5 Midwife

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (SY&B), under the umbrella of both the Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) and the Maternity Hosted Network (MHN), is looking to recruit enthusiastic newly qualified registered midwives to provide high quality, holistic perinatal midwifery care, sensitive to the needs of the woman and her family at one of the four hospital trusts within the SY&B region. (Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust, Doncaster & Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust).

The post holder will work in partnership with the multi-disciplinary team in both the hospital and community settings, providing continuity of carer according to the local models of care. This includes partnership working with general practitioners, obstetricians, midwives, health visitors and all other agencies involved. To ensure that safe quality care is received by women and their families throughout the maternity pathway, flexible shift patterns/ on calls covering 24 hours, 7 days, including bank holidays are required.

You will complete the employing Trust’s Preceptorship package, until these individual packages are succeeded by one agreed LMNS/ MHN Preceptorship model.

The package will be undertaken with local support and as part of your professional development and transition to Band 6, or where automatic transition is not Trust policy it will equip you with the skills and experience required to confidently apply for Band 6 roles.

During the preceptorship period you will have the opportunity to provide care across the perinatal pathway in a variety of settings. It will help you to identify your strengths and highlight the areas requiring further development for the benefit of the women you care for. This in turn will enable you to become a confident and competent midwife, practising in accordance with the NMC Code (2018) and give you the opportunity to prepare for your first NMC Revalidation in 3 years’ time.

Within each Trust the Preceptorship Lead Midwife will provide you with ongoing support with any additional training needs throughout the programme. The LMNS/HN anticipates that it will take 18 to 24 months (whole working time equivalent) for the post holder to progress to a Band 6 midwife position.

Each Trust will be holding a drop in Question & Answer session via MS Teams week commencing 12th April in order for you to find out further information about the individual service and help you decide where you want to apply. We would recommend that you submit your application form after all the drop in sessions so you have the opportunity to make a fully informed decision. The advert will be open 12th April to 3rd May 2021 to allow you time to do this.

When you complete your application form you will be asked to indicate your order of preference of Trusts you would be interested in working at. However if you wish to apply to only one, two or three of the Trust’s you will have the opportunity to select only those. Please input this information by completing the Trust preference question in the application form. Interviews will be held Tuesday 25th May to Thursday 27th May 2021.

We recognise that the Covid pandemic may have impacted on the date you will qualify in 2021, however please do continue with your application if this is still within 3 months of your original qualifying date.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of society regardless of disability, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

If you are interested in the role and would like any further information, please use the named contacts for each Trust below.




Sarah Stables, Maternity & Gynaecology Matron

(01226) 436171 Mobile 07769 110609

Kerry Bushell, Matron for Community Midwifery and Antenatal Day Services

01226 435620 Mobile : 07795 800728


Elaine Merrills Matron for Maternity Inpatients

01302 642206 Mobile : 07881 325678

Charlotte Standing Matron for Community Services and ANC.

01302 642206 Mobile : 07881 325678


Natalie Humphrey, Lead Midwife for Labour Ward

01709 42 7736

Lucy Whitehead, Lead Midwife for Wharncliffe Ward

01709 42 5216


Leanne Likaj, Deputy Head of Midwifery

Rivelin Ward

0114 2268117

Sarah Stuchbury, Inpatient Matron

0114 2268114


This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application quickly to avoid missing your chance to apply. Should you be successful in your application we will contact you via NHS Jobs and this will appear on your homepage under 'Interviews'.

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Please ensure your application includes referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. TRFT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We will consider applications to work flexibly. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team to discuss.

The cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure, and you can choose to have this deducted from either your first month’s salary or in instalments over your first 3 months’ salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

The Trust offers free car parking at the Woodside Building (Woodside Building, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2TY) if your interview is at the Main Hospital Site, which is a five-minute walk from Woodside. If you require accessible parking or any other reasonable adjustment in order to attend your interview, please contact the Recruitment Team, who will be happy to help you.

You will be asked for proof of your qualifications at the conditional offer stage of your employment. If you are unable to provide evidence the offer may be withdrawn.

New starters to the NHS will start at the bottom of the advertised salary band.

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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.

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