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Registered Midwife Rotational Post

Job Reference: 259-1759902RLH

Barts Health NHS Trust
The Royal London, London
£36,481 - £44,044 per annum inc

With a turnover of £1.4 billion and a workforce of around 16,000, Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers. The Trust’s five hospitals – St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City, including the Barts Heart Centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone and Mile End – deliver high quality compassionate care to the 2.5 million people of East London and beyond.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.

We have an exciting opportunity for Band 6 midwives to join our Maternity services at the Royal London Hospital. The Royal London maternity unit has been CQC rated as “Good with outstanding in Well-Led”.

At Barts Health NHS Trust our local community is home to families from a diverse mix of ethnicity, social challenge and health needs, The Royal London Hospital provides Maternity Services to approximately 5400 women a year and accommodate our women in very modern up to date facilitates.

Barts Health NHS Trust has a world-wide reputation for innovation in the care of mothers to be, and each birth is very special to us and we strive to make every birth as normal as possible. Building on our existing work around normalising birth we have expanded our services at the Royal London hospital site to include an alongside midwifery-led unit providing choice for women and improving their birthing experience.

We are looking for Band 6 midwives to join our friendly and dynamic team. We seek applicants with a strong commitment to evidence-based practice who are innovative, enthusiastic and able to work flexibly within an integrated model of care as well within the Acute service. All posts will include a period of rotation to maintain clinical skills and keep up to date in all areas of midwifery.

Of the women we see at booking, a high proportion fit a high-risk category, however we pride ourselves in having one of the lowest caesarean section rates in London. This is testament to collaborative working between our midwives and multidisciplinary teams who are committed to increasing normality and promoting a positive experience for all of our women.

You will work in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team, enhancing and promoting the health and well-being of mothers and neonates in line with national standards, responding to the needs of all those involved.

You will need to:

- To meet the requirements for these posts, you will:
- need to be a registered midwife, with a minimum of one year post registration experience.
- have excellent communication, team working and interpersonal skills.
- demonstrate the ability to support birth in water/active birth/homebirth and manage obstetric emergencies in both high and low risk environments.
- be eager to take on the challenges of a rapidly changing maternity unit.
- provide woman and family focused midwifery care; working autonomously and in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team, enhancing and promoting the health and well-being of mothers and babies in line with national standards.
- possess appropriate clinical skills and knowledge with evidence of personal and professional development that will support the registered midwife role.
- have good interpersonal skills.
- have a flexibility and willingness to participate in developing new working practices to ensure the provision of high standards of holistic care for women within your sphere of responsibility.

Please note:

If shortlisted, you will be invited to undergo a variety of assessments and if successful a panel interview. If you submit an application, please ensure you are available for the full day to take part in all aspects of the interview process.

For further details please contact:

Kirstie Savege, Clinical Practice Facilitator,

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Barts Heath NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

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.

UK Registration

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

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