Band 7 Specialist Midwife Teenage Pregnancy: Visa sponsorship

University Hospitals Birmingham

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Job summary

We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate midwife to join our team, contributing to the development and delivery of high-quality midwifery services. The focus of this role is on providing exceptional care to young pregnant individuals and their families, particularly those facing challenges such as teenage pregnancy, domestic abuse, substance misuse, and mental health issues. This position requires a commitment to professional standards and adherence to local and national policies and procedures.

Main duties, tasks & skills required

The post holder will work within the safeguarding team whilst collaborating with multi professional and multi agency teams. The post holder will provide specialist care to young parents of which some may experience other complex safeguarding concerns.

The midwife will be expected to act as a pivotal part of the safeguarding team, facilitate and deliver training for professionals, ensuring the dissemination of Specialist knowledge.

The midwife will work closely with Continuity of Care Team specialising in young parents.

The role underscores a commitment to quality improvement and practice development, maintaining professionalism and adherence to guidelines, policies and all legal requirements .

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;
Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their ‘whole self’ to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person specification



Must be able to demonstrate

behaviours consistent with the Trust’s Values and Behaviours

Evidence of post-registration education.

Evidence of continuing CPD Teaching qualification, e.g. Mentorship Qualification, ENB 998 or equivalent.

Evidence of Safeguarding training – both

internally and externally (Multiagency)

Further qualifications/study regarding teenage pregnancy

Previous comprehensive midwifery experience


Qualification in Management /Leadership Child protection qualification Child Protection Supervision training



Evidence of an interest in safeguarding and its context within the Women’s and Childrens CDG

Communicating effectively with women, staff, and other agencies

Facilitate effective team working.

Knowledge of current Safeguarding legislation/guidance/procedures

Evidence of knowledge of recent midwifery research and clinical

Recognises own limitations.

Recognise the need to undertake training to a specified level of competence.

Ability to work within the different areas of specialist midwifery team and travel across sites as required.

Able to articulate a personal philosophy of midwifery as it relates to child protection practice.

Demonstrates enthusiasm and motivation customer care skills and patient focus.

Ability to work as part. of a team and act on own initiative

Ability to give, receive and carry out instructions.

Ability to take responsibility for processes and


Able to demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs.

Flexible approach to meet the needs of the service.

Shows ability in caring for people.

Ability to complete electronic and written records.

Awareness of equality and diversity


Evidence of previous

management experience

Demonstrate an ability to apply

research to practice and to

support changes in practice as a

result of clinical audit

Additional Criteria


Excellent presentation and training skills

Innovative approach to midwifery

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Demonstrable leadership ability across professional boundaries

Self-discipline and excellent time management

Ability to adapt to change within the working environment and facilitate change and motivate others.

Teaching skills

Interview/appraisal/staff management skills.

Proficient computer skills.

Ability to negotiate effectively.

Awareness of current issues and NHS reforms.

Handling clinical incidents and complaints

Awareness of Health and Safety issues

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

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