Diabetes Specialist Midwife Lead

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

An exciting opportunity has arisen at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) for an enthusiastic Midwife to develop their leadership and managerial skills as the Diabetes Specialist Midwife. This post is 30 hours per week.

As a dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic leader you will be required to support and develop your team whilst acting as a clinical expert and resource to meet the complex needs of women with diabetes.


We are a busy maternity unit of just under 6000 births a year hosting maternal, foetal and neonatal medicine

You will be lead senior midwifery practitioner for Specialist Diabetic services across maternity pathways in Southampton leading, managing and developing a small team of midwives.

You will be a clinical expert providing specialist advice for all staff members and other health professionals in diabetes related issues and be prepared to work in close liaison with regional leads for Diabetes services across SHIPP.

You will also work in close liaison with weekly Consultant and Midwifery diabetes clinics.


You will lead and promote women centred care for those with diabetes and associated conditions within the Southampton Maternity services.

You will provide clinical and professional specialist advice to women preconceptually, as well as those with pre-existing and newly diagnosed diabetes.

You will be responsible for the development and support of specialist education programmes for all staff involved in the care of women with or who develop diabetes in pregnancy and develop and facilitate new ways of working.

You will promote excellence in practice, provide expert advice and be actively involved in research and audit.


We are looking for someone with significant experience in midwifery practice with strong leadership skills who is willing to accept the wide range of operational challenges in delivering the midwifery strategy, public health agenda, service efficiency and Trust values. As part of the Better Birth strategy you will work alongside their team in developing a continuity of care package for women with diabetes during their pregnancy pathway.

You must be a registered midwife educated to degree level or the equivalent.

You will have relevant and recent post registration experience in Core areas of clinical practice.

You will have evidence of relevant clinical updating and experience in high risk midwifery


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jura...

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:


http://www.discoversouthampton.co.uk/   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy

https://www.uhs-vle.co.uk/   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS

http://www.youtube.com/user/SouthamptonHospitals   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:


The Trust is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789
Web: http://careers.uhs.nhs.uk/

Save Contact
Company Profile

30 June 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £38,890 - £44,503 pa pro rata GBP per year
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

This career opportunity is no longer open.
Please search for current vacancies here.

Bookmark and Share
  • Previous Next

This website uses cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.
I agree
Read more