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Band 7
Part time - 22.5 hours per week
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York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
York/Scarborough Hospital
£43,742 - £50,056 pro rata
Salary period
11/06/2023 23:59

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York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo

Digital Lead Midwife

Band 7

Please note that contact with applicants will usually be by email, and so please check all of your mail folders regularly (unfortunately some providers filter our messages into junk mail folders).

Our Values

  •  We are KIND
  •  We are OPEN
  •  We pursue EXCELLENCE

We are looking for applications from people who share our values to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population

People for Patients. Our People, our Patients, our Priority

Job overview

As we progress through a period of positive change, we are inviting applicants to join our evolving maternity team as one of our Digital lead Midwives 

As Digital Lead Midwife, you will lead on supporting the use of digital technology within the maternity department and play a key role in the introduction of a maternity electronic system to support this service.

You will be based at either our York or Scarborough sites, however cross site working may be required.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that clinical practice, supported by digital technology meets professional standards. This will be done through the provision of clinical expertise, professional direction and effective leadership.

You will be responsible for monitoring the quality of data within the maternity electronic records and will be responsible for identifying areas for improvement and leading on the implementation of improvement plans.

The post holder will play a key role in ensuring the principles of clinical governance and risk management are implemented within the Unit. 

The post holder will have direct access to the Deputy and Head of Midwifery for advice and support and they will play an active part in the professional networks within the organisation.

The post holder may be required to participate in the escalation on call Rota.

Working for our organisation

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:

  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

The NHS Staff Council has accepted the pay offer made by the government for Agenda for Change staff in England, which you will see is reflected on the salary for this role. The new salary rates for this year (2023/24) will take effect from 1 April 2023. Eligible staff can expect to receive the additional 2022/23 payment and the new 2023/24 pay rates (including back pay to 1 April) as part of their pay in June.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind; we are open; and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities.  We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds.  If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment.  It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can.  We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers.  This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Midwife
  • Evidence of Mentorship qualification


Essential criteria
  • Experience in all areas of midwifery at Band 6.
  • Experience of working with healthcare administration IT systems


Essential criteria
  • Thorough understanding of the maternity pathways.
  • Proven ability to analyse complex problems and to develop and successfully implement practical and workable solutions to address them
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerVeteran AwareArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardMenopause Friendly EmployerGood Business Charter

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

Bev Waterhouse
Job title
Deputy Head of Midwifery
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