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

Midwife - Band 5 & 6

Job Reference: 427-FSS20220657

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Midwifery Staff
£25,655 to £39,027 per annum

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.

Midwife - Band 5 and Band 6

Both band 5 and band 6 roles are available - depending on meeting the criteria on the job description.

There has never been a more exiting and innovative time to work at The Royal United Hospital NHS Trust. Would you like to work in a highly motivated and friendly Maternity team covering Bath, North East Somerset and West Wiltshire? We are committed to providing high quality, woman-centred care, and have already implemented work to provide continuity of care for families in line with the national Better Births maternity review.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ in our latest CQC review, our service consists of an acute and 2 standalone birth centres. We also have 2 community midwifery led units, a 24 hour Maternity Assessment Unit and are in the planning stages of an alongside midwifery unit at the RUH site. This is your chance to be part of a transforming organisation where we aim to ensure all women have access to the optimal birth environment in accordance with their choice.

We are seeking self-motivated, innovative and flexible midwives to work within our continuity of carer teams or in our integrated teams providing care to families.
As a midwife working within our services we can offer you experience across all areas of maternity including, community maternity units, stand-alone birthing centres, homebirth and the Consultant led Birth Centre, acute postnatal and transitional care settings. If you are a Midwife who would like to be a part of our future and can meet this challenge we welcome your interest in applying for a job at the RUH. You will be rewarded with a comprehensive orientation programme and support with professional development from an outstanding maternity team.

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 currently underrepresented within our Maternity Services.

For further details contact: Diane Butler ( and Beth Connelly (

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.

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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