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Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

Opportunity has arisen  to work within the Northern Maternity Services as an experienced midwife or  within our preceptor programme.

The post holder will be based either in a Community  Team , within  the hospital rotating  between Labour Ward and Antenatal /Postnatal Ward or based in our Day Assessment Unit. working as an autonomous practitioner  accountable for the care they give to a woman and her baby.

An experienced midwife will be expected to support students  and return to practice midwives, undertake suturing and  NIPEs  supported by Practice Development Midwife  and Retention Midwives.

Preceptorship midwives will be supported by the Retention Midwife Team to develop their skills during their 12-month preceptorship program. 

 You should be able to manage all obstetric emergencies as they arise including maternal and neonatal resuscitation in all areas of service delivery where the midwife may be the only professional present until help arrives


About the Role

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

About Us

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

Midwives - Band 5/6

We are seeking highly motivated and experienced midwives to join our team at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.  You must be committed to delivering high, quality midwifery led care, along with achieving the highest possible service user experience. 

We are also keen to hear from Midwives due to qualify this year who wish to join our exciting preceptorship programme where you will be supported by a dedicated, highly experienced, and motivated team of professionals including  our Retention MIdwives  and our PMA team. 

  We are a small trust making a big difference to the people of Northern Devon where more than 1400 babies are born each year, either at home or in our delivery suite.  We have roles available to work in the hospital and within our community teams working across our beautiful landscape of North Devon.

We are fortunate that we work in an environment where you have time to care within a very supportive team. We are working towards a new model which offers greater autonomy for midwives and this is an amazing opportunity to be part of the redesign of services. 

These are dynamic and exciting roles where no two days are the same and you will need to think on your feet and adapt quickly, using your expertise to deal with any situation that comes your way. You will be well supported by a dedicated and highly motivated team, and a strong investment in your continued training, development, and career progression. 

We currently have vacancies within the community teams, antenatal clinic and maternity inpatient services.

We are able to support traditional and long shifts for better work life balance. We are active participants in the Devon Local Maternity System, being involved in key work streams that will drive changes forward to improve care for our service users. We are also working in collaboration with Devon Maternity Voices Partnership to co-produce services that are responsive to the needs of our local community.

We welcome applications from experienced midwives, to come and join our midwifery teams at this exciting time . If you feel you can influence change to make a difference for our families, please come and join us and help us  in providing a high quality and safe maternity care. 

This is an exciting time to join NDHT, with significant investments being made in our services to ensure we are capable of providing modern and digitally connected care to our patients for the future. These include the redevelopment of North Devon District Hospital as part of the Government’s New Hospital Programme and the  new electronic patient record system.

We have formally joined with the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, building on our long-standing partnership and existing strengths to become one integrated organisation working for the benefit of all the communities we serve.

Please note there are various hours available for this post.

Working Pattern: community 9-5. inpatient services long shifts or traditional shifts

Interview Date: TBC

For further information please contact Dawn Henry Lead Midwife on 01271 311677

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

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