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Job Summary

UCLH, supported by Capital Midwife, are seeking to recruit experienced and motivated internationally educated midwives to join the UCLH Maternity workforce to deliver high standards of care to our patients, and take your career forward within an outstanding Trust. Candidates must be residents in the UK at time of placing their application.

The successful candidate will be provided with an 18-month fixed term contract, initially appointed as a band 4 pre-registration midwife, whilst preparing to take the NMC Test of Competency (OSCE). Upon successfully passing the NMC OSCE and joining the NMC register, you will progress to a band 5 registered midwife position. You will receive full financial funding to undertake and take the OSCE course and exam. Should the required competencies be met within this 18-month period, you can be supported to apply for a permanent band 6 position.

Upon successful entry onto the UK NMC Register, the post holder will undertake a 12-month rotational preceptorship programme covering all clinical areas of the Maternity Service. This includes facilitating care to women during the antenatal, intrapartum and period in different maternity settings. This includes personally facilitating births and managing common obstetric emergencies alongside the multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

•    To actively participate in all activities, training and learning opportunities to achieve UK NMC Registration in a timely manner
•    To actively participate in and complete the UCLH Preceptorship programme which aligns to CapitalMidwife programme and the National Preceptorship Framework.
•    To be able to support the maternity service needs in a full time capacity; including days and nights, Monday-Sunday including bank holidays as required
•    To work according to the NMC Code and relevant professional guidelines as a midwife with facilitation for a defined group of women and their babies with minimal supervision in all Maternity Care settings.
•    The assessment of care and health education needs of women and their babies
•    To develop leadership skills and experience in the management of the ward/department.
•    To promote and participate in the implementation of the UCLH Nursing Midwifery strategy:
•    Reviewing midwifery practice and implementing appropriate changes based on research/best practice.
•    Developing and implementing Audit, Quality and Risk Management initiatives.
•    To participate in training programmes as appropriate.
•    To promote and maintain effective communication.
•    Create a supportive blame-free environment for staff and women
•    To teach, lead and manage qualified and other staff, including students and support staff

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:

  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women’s health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Valid English Language (IELTs/OET) to minimum NMC Standards:

IELTS – At least 7 for reading, listening, and speaking, andat least 6.5 for writing.

OET – At least grade B (350 or above)for reading, listening, and speaking, and at least grade C+ (300 or above) for writing

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Midwifery Programme of study or Nursing Programme with midwifery training
  • Valid English Language (IELTs/OET) to minimum NMC Standards*, or excellent communication skills if English Language exempt
  • Valid Midwife CBT
  • Willingness to commit to 12-month preceptorship programme


  • Neonatal course or relevant experience



  • Minimum one year experience post midwifery registration
  • Experience in labour room/ward, delivery room/ward over 6months that includes personally facilitating births within last 3 years
  • Proven track record of varied nurse-midwife skills and experiences caring for pregnant women
  • Clinical experience within health and social care settings in the UK Experience providing midwife-led care during pregnancy, labour and/or postnatal period.


  • Experience working in the NHS
  • Familiarity with basic IT applications



  • Understanding and awareness of difference cultural needs and practices
  • Able to work effectively within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Able to communicate sensitively and appropriately
  • Excellent negotiation skills


  • Able to challenge clinical decisions in the best interest of patients

Personal and People Development


  • Organisational skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Able to manage time effectively
  • Able to prioritise complex demands and workload as required
  • Committed to professional and personal development and always maintaining updated mandatory training.
  • Highly professional role model

Health, Safety and Security


  • Monitors and maintains health, safety and security of self and others


  • Awareness of professional responsibilities relating to medicines management

Specific Requirements


  • Able to work flexibly to meet service needs

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 (Opens in a new tab).

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 (Opens in a new tab).

Closing Date: 05 June 2024

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