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Recruitment, Retention & Pastoral Lead Midwife

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Fixed term: 3 years
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Mon - Friday)
Job ref
Women & Children's Hospital
£43,742 - £50,056 PRO RATA
Salary period
31/05/2023 23:59

Job overview

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced registered midwife who has an interest/passion for providing professional leadership to midwives by being an enthusiastic and visionary leader.

This is an exciting opportunity to support and provide robust support for newly qualified midwives and maternity staff to promote the retention and reduce attrition of the future midwifery workforce, whilst also implementing services to improve the wellbeing of staff.

Main duties of the job

You must be  able to influence others through support and education for maternity staff to improve retention and recruitment.

This will include supporting early career midwives, pastoral care for maternity staff, providing support for newly appointed staff, including induction training.

The role will involve working with Regional and National Leads to support the Retention programme as retention is a key component of the People Plan and the NHS Long term plan.

Working for our organisation

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust strongly encourages new starters to have the Covid-19 vaccine. However, it is not a mandatory requirement to work for us.

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £800 million. The Trust employs around 11,000 staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.

The Trust’s secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.

HUTH provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Current UK NMC Registered Midwife
  • Degree in Midwifery or equivalent relevant experience
Desirable criteria
  • Educated to Master's Level
  • Level & PMA Qualification

Experience & Skills

Essential criteria
  • Minimum 4 years experience in NHS Health care setting
  • Evidence of undertaking audit & change management
  • Experience of collaborative MDT working
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
Desirable criteria
  • Skilled in facilitating alternative models of supervision
  • Experience of being a PMA

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Julia Chambers
Job title
Lead Midwife
Email address
Telephone number
01482 607472
Additional information

Zoe Dale, Recruitment, Retention & Pastoral Lead Midwife