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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/07/2022.

Rotational Midwife

Job Reference: 155-FC-NM-0622-22

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Midwifery Staff SRH
South Tyneside & Sunderland
£25,655 to £39,027 pa

One Team One Trust

There are many reasons to work at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (STSFT). From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. STSFT is committed to respect, fairness and civility. We promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture and working environment.

We aim to be an ‘employer of choice’ and we invest in our people. Looking after our workforce’s health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support.

With an operating income of around £563 million and non-current assets of £241m, the Trust employs around 8,300 people. The Trust provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000.

We provide a range of community based services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead. This includes areas such as Community Nursing, Family Care and Therapy Services.

Inpatient facilities are provided from Sunderland Royal Hospital (SRH), South Tyneside District Hospital (STDH), St Benedict’s Hospice and from the specialist Sunderland Eye Infirmary. This gives a total of around 1200 acute beds, as well as a state-of-the-art critical care facilities.

We offer our staff outstanding benefits. This includes an onsite at Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support, interpreting and translation provider and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with their childcare arrangements.

Rotational Midwife

Band 5/6

About the Role:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, highly motivated, flexible and enthuastic midwife to come and join our midwifery team on a permanent basis. We are looking for midwives who are keen to develop and broaden their experience and skills within different areas of our maternity service. Our service provides Midwifery Led Care as well as Consultant Led Obstetric services to ensure personalised care to all women throughout their pregnancy and childbirth pathway.

Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to work either within the community setting, inour Midwifery Led Birthing centre or in the acute high risk hospital setting.

We are working continuously towards improving and developing our services to provide care which is in line with the Maternity transformation agenda and key to facilitating a safe environment for women and families.

Be accountable for ensuring that agreed professional standards are reflected in clinical practice within the working environment, the post holder will function as a change agent to promote clinical excellence and innovation of change

Hours per week:
The maternity unit offers a 24 hour 7 day per week service covering 356 days of the year.
Successful candidates will be expected to work a proportion of weekends and bank holidays as well as rotation between day and night duty across all areas.

Key requirements:
Applicants should be Registered Midwives on Part 10 of the NMC Professional Register and hold or be working towards a degree in midwifery.

Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be prepared to work closely within a multi-disciplinary team.

You will be required to develop and expand your midwifery skills through internal rotation within all maternity settings.

A flexible approach to working hours is essential.


Before commencing/submitting your application form, please ensure that you read the attached Job Application Process/Confirming Appointment Procedure Candidate Guidance

Important note on completion of the reference section of Application Form - In line with NHS Employment Check Standards, if you are successful at interview, the Trust, as part of the recruitment process will seek to confirm a 3 year employment/training/education history. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous employer and/or educational establishment that cover the last 3 years. If you are currently a professional student due to qualify, please also provide the details of your mentor. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please quote the job reference number in all correspondence.

Please note the vacancy may be closed early if exceptional volumes of applications are received and late applications will not be accepted or considered.


As from 1st November 2020, it is a requirement of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month's pay.

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