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Learning Environment Lead Midwife, Maternity - Band 7

Job Reference: 323-FCE2296

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Women's Health & Paediatrics
£41,902 to £47,684 pa

Our vision at Ashford & St Peter’s is to provide an outstanding experience and outcomes for patients and staff.

There has never been a better time to join us in the NHS at Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We provide acute and planned inpatient and outpatient care for our local community with a strong commitment to staff health and wellbeing. We are committed to providing continuous professional development, staff benefits and flexibility to shape our workforce around our patient care.

Learning Environment Lead Midwife, Maternity - Band 7

Ashford & St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a passionate and forward thinking midwife for this leadership role. As the Learning Environment Lead Midwife (Band 7), you will be responsible for providing support for students, practice assessors and supervisors for pre-registration learning. You will be responsible for development and implementation of learning environment standards, linking between the Trust and Higher Education providers to enhance and maintain high quality placement experiences for all learners.

You will receive valuable insight into the strategic aspects of the maternity service and gain experience working with quality and improvement teams.

You will be part of a team of 4 clinical midwifery educators and the benefit of a CPE administrator.


Job Summary

The post holder will support the capacity and capability of the practice learning environment through:

  • Providing specialist support and advice for all issues regarding pre-registration practice learning.
  • Facilitating the provision of high quality practice learning environments for all midwifery and midwifery apprenticeship students within the Trust.
  • Expand the capacity and portfolio of placements using a hub and spoke model.
  • Providing support for practice supervisors (PS) and practice assessors (PA) in practice to develop and enhance a high quality practice learning experience for students within the Trust.
  • Leading on quality assurance activities relevant to pre-registration placements.
  • Acting as a link between Trust, STP and Higher Education Institutes to ensure that placements meet the required quality assurance standards.
  • To develop local policy and inform strategy regarding quality practice learning.


Key working relationships

Internally the post holder will develop effective working relationships with:

  • Ward / Department Managers, Matrons / Clinical Nurse Leaders, Divisional Chief Nurses
  • Registered Practitioners, Practice Supervisors, Practice Assessors
  • Divisional and corporate Clinical Practice Educators & Facilitators
  • Education Team members

Externally this includes

  • Academic Assessors
  • Higher Education Institution (HEIs), their link tutors and placement allocation teams


Key Result Areas:

  • To ensure practice learning environment are of high quality within the local service area and meet the quality assurance standards.
  • To maximise the capacity of practice placements
  • To provide strong, skilled leadership and support to members of the workforce involved in supporting and assessing students with clinical practice.
  • To facilitate an increase in the number mentors / practice supervisors / assessors in the Trust and that they meet the requirements of the NMC standards.
  • Maintain a database of current mentors / practice supervisors/ assessors and other relevant data.

Ashford & St Peters NHS Foundation Trust actively supports staff wellbeing, and benefits include free access to an onsite gym and wellbeing centre, access to a team of Professional Midwifery Advocates and additional pastoral support and Team member of the month awards.

Potential candidates are strongly recommended to make enquiry in the first instance. Please contact Julie Comer: 07817878342 email:

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Staff Benefits

Flexible working: We want all staff to have a good life/work balance and we will support you to have a working pattern that meets your needs and helps us to provide our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients.

We are Ofsted registered day nurseries at Ashford and St Peter’s sites, catering for children from 3 months to 5 years, and half-term play-schemes for primary school age children, open from 8am to 6pm.

We have car parking on all our sites and a new multi-storey car park on the St Peter’s site. We have onsite accommodation in shared flats or houses.

The NHS Pension scheme helps you to build your pension for when you retire. You receive tax relief on the contributions you make while you are working and the Trust makes a financial contribution as well. The NHS pension scheme has benefits that will support you and your family when you retire.

Career pathways: we support our staff to develop their careers and will ensure that you can access support, training and development to progress and fulfil your potential at ASPH

There are a number of staff benefit schemes running to support wellbeing such as salary sacrifice, discount schemes and cycle to work schemes.

ASPH Wellbeing support includes a brand new Wellbeing hub that features an on-site gym as part of the recreation area, offering exercise classes or use of the gym for free following induction, as well as a relaxation area. We have multi-faith centres on both hospital sites.

Find out more by visiting the guide and links that can be found to the right of this advert.

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.

UK Registration

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

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