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Band 2
Part time - 30 hours per week
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University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Employer type
£18,870 - £19,918 pro rata pa
Salary period
19/08/2022 23:59

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Band 2 Maternity Assistant

Band 2

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

Job type: Permanent (conditions apply)

Working pattern: Full-time/Part time

Pay scheme: Agenda for change

Pay Band: Band 2 (£18,005 - £19,337 pro rata pa) (conditions apply)

Staff Group: Nursing/Midwifery

Specialty/Function: Obs & Gynae Directorate

Note: Suitable for people new to Healthcare (with no experience)

The University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest Hospital Trusts in the country. Its 10,000 workforce provide a full range of emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from the two hospitals in Stafford and Stoke on Trent.

Both the Royal Stoke University Hospital in Stoke and the County Hospital in Stafford are going through exciting positive development and change, at the moment.

Main duties of the job

In Children’s Women’s and Diagnostics nursing assistants work in the following Directorates: Obstetrics (Maternity) and Gynaecology, Outpatients, Child Health and Interventional Radiology.

The maternity unit at UHNM, delivers over 6500 babies a year. Support staff are a valued part of the team either in the community or the hospital setting. We offer a variety of roles within maternity from supporting women with breastfeeding, or doing home visits as part of the new-born screening programme to caring for women with complex issues on the maternity High Dependency Unit.

Generally support staff are based within a particular area of maternity for example Antenatal clinic, community or the maternity wards. We encourage individuals who want to develop further and there are staff who started in a support role who have gone on to a career in midwifery whilst valuing those who are happy to remain as a vital part of the team.


Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Are you interested in becoming a Maternity Assistant and deliver first class patient care?
  • Are you compassionate, reliable, motivated and ready for a challenge?

If so, we are looking to recruit motivated and enthusiastic Maternity Assistants to join our dynamic and friendly teams and provide safe and supportive care to patients, relatives and their loved ones. In this post you would be responsible for providing fundamental elements of patient care as directed by the qualified nursing/midwifery team to ensure our patients receive the highest standard of dignified and respectful care, in accordance with their care plans.  We are looking for people who are compassionate and feel passionately about providing a level of care they would wish for their family and friends.

These posts are linked to the Career Development Pathway.

  • Successful applicants who fulfil the essential qualifications/skills on the person specification/job description will be offered a Band 2 Nursing Assistant substantive post.
  • Successful applicants who do not fulfil the essential qualifications/skills on the person specification will be offered a role as a maternity Assistant on the Apprentice Pathway (On successful completion of training you will move to Band 2). Both posts will be subject to terms and conditions.

The successful applicants will either be based at Royal Stoke University Hospital or County Hospital, Staffordshire (maybe required to work at either Hospital). As provision of care is a 24 hours, 7 days a week career, you will be required to work shifts, including nights, weekends and bank holidays. Enhancements will be paid for unsocial hours.

The successful candidates on the Apprentice Pathway will be required to complete a training competency package, which involves completion of the Care Certificate and enrolment onto the CQF/NVQ Level 2 qualification in care, of which you will receive 1 day/week study leave and peer mentorship during this period, all whilst being paid a competitive salary. Pay increase to Band 2 is subject to completion of Care Certificate, specific competencies and subject to satisfactory sign off from the Ward manager.

Appointments to the post will commence at the lowest salary point, respectively, unless confirmed otherwise by HR Employment Services.

Please note that the application process for these posts will close when sufficient applications are received.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • GCSE Maths /Functional Skills Level 2 or C/4
  • GCSE English /Functional Skills Level 2 or C/4
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ Level 2
  • NVQ Level 3


Essential criteria
  • Previous 6 months experience in care settling
  • Willingness to learn and develop
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in an acute hospital setting

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kate Tomlinson
Job title
MAU Ward Manager
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Telephone number
01782 672316