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Band 6
Flexible working - As and When
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The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Trust Wide
Newcastle upon Tyne
£35,392 - £42,618 pro rata
Salary period
11/06/2025 23:59

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The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo

Midwife - Rotational

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Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

Are you a Registered Midwife or have you recently retired and wish to return into a flexible position?  If so we are looking to recruit  registered Midwives to join our Staff Bank.  In return we can offer valuable work opportunities/experience, opportunity to apply for NHS substantive employment, comprehensive training, NHS Pension contributions and accrued holiday pay.


Our bank service aims to supply appropriately skilled staff to cover temporary shortages across both acute and community settings.  Joining the bank provides an excellent opportunity for those who wish to gain insight and experience into diverse areas and specialities while providing you with the flexibility to choose your own working hours – we welcome those who can work up to full time hours.

Main duties of the job

ROLLING ADVERT:   We are looking for dedicated individuals to become part of our team of valued bank staff where you will play a crucial role in our ongoing service delivery within our outstanding organisation.  IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY WORKING AT NEWCASTLE HOSPITALS, PLEASE CONTACT THE STAFF BANK OFFICE DIRECTLY FOR AN INTERNAL APPLICATION.

Working for our organisation

We are committed to improving the working lives of our staff and maintaining a healthy and efficient work force while providing excellent care to our patients. Listed below is a summary of the Trust terms and conditions of registration to the Staff Bank, and staff benefits available.

  • All posts are subject to NHS pre-employment checks including occupational health clearance and DBS (where appropriate).
  • All pay progression is conditional upon a positive outcome at annual appraisal.
  • 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. You will be required to sign a DBS payment form which will be issued to you as part of your recruitment process.
  • All new employees will be required to attend the Trust induction programme and complete appropriate mandatory training requirements.
  • Where professional registration is required for a post it is the responsibility of the employee to maintain their registration. 
  • The Trust operates a no smoking policy.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

•    Develop, in conjunction with the women, a programme of individualised, holistic and personalised care, taking cognisance of social, physical, psychological and cultural needs
•    Works autonomously within NMC, Trust & Directorate Policies and Guidelines to provide specialist expertise to women in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period, delivering high quality, evidence-based care and acting as an advocate for women and protector of the child within the hospital/community setting.
•    To provide support and advice to all members of staff and colleagues within the multi-professional team.

Person specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Midwife
  • Completion of Preceptorship Programme or equivalent experience
  • Meets NMC requirements for practice supervisor/assessor
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of ongoing professional and personal development to diploma/degree level

Experience & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Experience as a Midwife leading to autonomous practice
  • Competent to ensure the delivery of evidence-based practice
  • Demonstrates a broad knowledge of current midwifery issues
  • Ability to work within acute and primary healthcare settings
  • Understanding of the legal framework around Safeguarding Children
  • A working knowledge of clinical governance
Desirable criteria
  • An understanding of public health issues
  • An awareness of training requirements for Student Midwives
  • Experience of managing a ward during a shift

Employer certification / accreditation badges

We are a Living Wage EmployerVeteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleAge positiveInvestors in People: GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Mindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerStonewall Gold 2022Better Health at Work Award - Maintaining ExcellenceDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - Gold

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Catherine Collins
Job title
Senior Midwife
Email address
[email protected]
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