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Band 5

Main area
Women and Newborn
Band 5
Full Time/Part Time (minimum 22.5 hours per week)
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Southampton General Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 pa pro rata
31/10/2018 23:59

As a result of further investment in our ever expanding workforce, Southampton maternity services are seeking to recruit newly qualified midwives to work in this large city maternity unit. The successful applicants must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, dedication and a commitment to working in partnership with women and other agencies to support the vision of continuity, choice and exemplary midwifery care for women and their families in accordance with the UHS Trust Values.


The maternity services at the Princess Anne Hospital provide newly qualifying midwives with an excellent, comprehensive induction and bespoke preceptorship package to enable career progression and development of midwifery skills, with a diverse population and highly recognised fetal medicine and neonatal department.  This opportunity is not one to be missed!


A testimony statement from one of our previous preceptor midwives:


“Having now finished my first rotation as a preceptor I would like to give my thanks and comments on a superb first placement on labour ward. The protected supernumerary time and continued support and encouragement I received made the experience much easier and more productive. Support from the co-ordinators as well as the other midwives  was excellent. Everyone went above and beyond in ensuring we were supported and welcomed. A big thanks to all for making the transition to qualified midwifery the best experience possible.”


Southampton maternity services recognise the importance of positive team culture and individual job satisfaction. For this reason, we fully support flexible working arrangements in agreement with service requirement.


Southampton is a vibrant, modern city situated on the south coast with excellent links to London and neighbouring towns.  Known as the ‘Green City’ for its numerous award winning parks and green spaces, it is also a short drive away from the New Forest National Park.  The city plays host to over four million visitors a year and boasts an impressive cultural offering including museums, music venues and art galleries.  Southampton also provides easy access to the coast and all of the scenic walks and water sports, such as wakeboarding, windsurfing and sailing that this provides.


The Trust is a major centre for teaching and research in association with the University of Southampton and partners including the Medical Research Council, Welcome Trust and Cancer Research Campaign.  As such we provide excellent levels of education, training and learning for our healthcare professionals and support/administrative members of staff.  A wide range of staff in-house training courses are available and staff frequently attend external training courses.  These development opportunities both improve skills and performance within existing roles and also enable staff to build their career within their chosen pathway.


Key requirements include:

  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to develop sound relationships with women and colleagues within and external to the trust
  • A fundamental understanding of public health issues and women’s health needs within the context of changing health care provision
  • Full flexibility in a working roster period to include night duties, week-ends and public holidays and commitment to a clinical-on roster.


Closing date for applications Wednesday 31 October.

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