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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/02/2019.

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Midwives - Band 5 & Band 6

Job Reference: 229-MIDWIVES-5-6

Wye Valley NHS Trust
Maternity - Rotational Hospital & Community
£23,023 to £36,644 pro rata, per annum

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a provider of health care across Herefordshire bringing together acute and community services.

We run The County Hospital in Hereford along with community hospitals in Ross-on-Wye, Leominster and Bromyard, delivering a standard of care we would want for ourselves, our families and friends.

The key principles of Wye Valley NHS Trust are to provide the right care in the right place at the right time... every time.


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Our vision is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we serve and our values are important in our everyday work: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence

We are keen to recruit band 5/6 midwives to join our midwifery team. We are situated in a rural locality and deliver just fewer than 2000 births per annum. Our demographics are such that we care for women and their families from the Powys/ Shropshire and Worcestershire border, which geographically covers a diverse area with a service group that requires differing maternity needs. The Maternity Unit is a small mixed Obstetric/Midwife Led Unit which caters for low, medium and high risk maternity cases. Home births are actively promoted and professional development and training are offered on-site and through the University of Worcester. We actively promote normal births with key service innovations including reducing the caesarean section rate and the promotion of birth normality.

We have recently achieved baby friendly stage 2 and now working towards stage 3

We are keen to nurture midwives to develop within their roles and support clinical leadership development. Band 6 midwives are encouraged to undertake further study including NIPE and the teaching and assessors qualification. We have a midwifery academy which serves to support continuous professional development for newly qualified midwives. .

We are looking for midwives who are excited about the challenge of today’s midwifery, keen to work towards patient safety, have excellent communication skills and are advocates for women and their families.

Please apply via the NHS jobs

If you have any questions please contact Delivery Suite on 01432 364070

These posts are full or part-time permanent/fixed term and will be discussed at interview.


All correspondence relating to this vacancy including INVITATIONS TO INTERVIEW WILL BE BY EMAIL ONLY. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. If you have not received an email within 4 weeks of the closing date then assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Please ensure when completing your application form that your references cover the last 3 years and that they are provided by appropriate referees for example not work colleagues but from someone in a position of authority where you have previously worked.

Wye Valley NHS Trust operates a strict No-Smoking policy on-site.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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