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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/07/2022.

Community Midwife - Band 6

Job Reference: 427-FSS20220337R

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Midwifery Staff
£32,306 to £39,027 per annum, pro rata

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, North East Somerset and West Wiltshire. We provide 759 beds and a comprehensive range of acute services including medicine and surgery, services for women and children, accident and emergency services, and diagnostic and clinical support services. The CQC recently rated the care we provide as outstanding .

New colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities at our Trust. You will work alongside high calibre staff, many of whom have a national and international reputation for specialist expertise and world-class care, focusing on providing the best services to our patients. Our values are simple; Everyone Matters, Working Together, Making a Difference, and represent our aspiration for the type of hospitals we want to be.

Bath is a wonderful place to live and work. Our main hospital site is 1.5 miles from the city centre and is served by great transport links including Park & Ride services and the national cycle route 24, 244. Bath offers excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene.

Community Midwife - Band 6

Fancy a change of scene? Look no further, we have the perfect role for you in our Community Midwifery Units!

Bath is exploding with cultural attractions and historical sights, a scene overflowing with places to eat and drink, with some of the finest independent shops in Britain. There’s plenty going on beyond the City too, with stunning countryside to explore including the beautiful Cotswolds. Surrounded by vast green spaces the RUH is only a walk or bus journey away from the main hustle and bustle of the City.

Come and join our Midwifery team working in our Community Midwifery Hubs which are in Paulton and Trowbridge, or our Midwifery-Led Units in Chippenham and Frome.

You will work in a small team, and provide holistic midwifery care to women and babies in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods. You will participate in an on call system to ensure 24 hour cover of midwifery and homebirth services.

In this role, you’ll develop personalised care planning for our women and birthing people and support choice throughout. Also you will support others in their practice and mentor student midwives and will take part in our antenatal education classes and our infant feeding workshops. There will also be opportunity to observe or work in our tongue tie division service.

This is an exciting time for midwifery services, the focus has never be greater than it is now. We are committed to investing in you, you will have access to training and development and other learning opportunities to ensure you achieve your career aspirations. Your health and wellbeing is very important to us, we offer flexible working, support from PMAs, our midwifery retention team and we can offer you a competitive relocation package.

If you would like to join us please contact or or call (01225) 82428331 and ask for bleep 7242, we’d love to hear from you.

If you are looking to relocate to the fabulous city of Bath, we can offer a relocation package that may be suitable for you (subject to terms and conditions). Further information can be shared if we progress your application.

The RUH strives to be a diverse and inclusive employer where we can all be ourselves and celebrate our diversity and the benefits that diversity brings to our teams and the care we provide. We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented within our Maternity Services.

Equal opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. It is the aim of the Trust to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Applications from job seekers needing Skilled Worker sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside all applications, where roles are eligible for sponsorship. please visit UK Visa & Immigration website.

Skilled worker applicants, applying for entry to the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have lived continuously/ cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18) are also subject to this requirement. For further advice, please visit Applying from overseas web site.

Privacy Notice

If offered a position, your information will be transferred into the national NHS ESR database and a local file will be created and retained at the Trust. For further information about how we use your data, please refer to our privacy notice.

Notifications & Communication
All communication is via email/NHS Jobs. Please check these regularly. If you are not contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we cannot provide feedback on application forms.

If offered a position, we will request references by email covering the last 3 years of work or study, including current/most recent line manager. Please supply an organisational email address for your referees on your application form.

Disclosure & Barring Service
All posts are subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, as per guidelines set out by the DBS.

Please note, unless specifically agreed with the Recruiting Manager, the Trust does not pay interview expenses.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

For further advice, please visit Applying from overseas.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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