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Integrated Midwife (Band 5/ 6 – Annex T post)

Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 5, Band 6
Specialist areas:
General, Hospital, Maternity support
Start Date:
NHS Shetland
Job Ref:

Integrated Midwife (Band 5/6 – Annex T post) – IRC9687

Full Time positions available - 37.5 hours per week

Substantive and Fixed term (1 year covering maternity leave)

Salary Range – Band 5 - £22,218 - £28,746 per annum

Salary Range – Band 6 - £26,565 - £35,577 per annum

Are you a registered midwife who wishes the opportunity to work in a rural community and experience the unique challenges that come from our remote geographical location? We welcome applications from both experienced registered midwives ready to join the team at Band 6 and newly qualified midwives to work at Band 5 and undertake a programme of preceptorship.

Working as part of a friendly and supportive team based at the Gilbert Bain Hospital you will be involved in all aspects of antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care with caseload management responsibility for a geographic area within Shetland. Additionally you will support the wider reproductive health team, which includes the sexual health clinic.

You must be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and have effective and adaptable interpersonal and organisational skills. This post involves travelling and a high degree of flexibility including on- call and air ambulance transfers to the mainland.

The post-holder will work to uphold the philosophy of care within the unit to ensure that women and their families are the central focus of a high quality service and that care provided is individualised. You will have knowledge of child protection responsibilities and the GIRFEC process. There is a strong history of joint working with other agencies in Shetland to the overall benefit of the local community. Maternity Services are fully engaged in this through the Early Years Collaborative.

Rise to the challenge and enjoy the opportunity - Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work. Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland. To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to

For an informal discussion, please contact Elaine McCover (Senior Charge Midwife) on 01595 743012 or Kate Kenmure (Consultant Midwife) on 01595 743009.

Closing date: 21/04/2017
Interview date: 05/05/2017

All posts qualify for a Distant Island Allowance of £1,721 per annum (pro rata for part-time and fixed term
positions). A Relocation Assistance of up to £8,000 is available.

For more information and to apply:

Internal Applicants: if you are currently working for NHS Shetland (including Bank Members) you must apply via the e:ESS website link:

For details of your e:ESS login for the above link please contact Laura Pottinger on 01595 743031 or email

External Applicants: ie if you are NOT currently an NHS Shetland employee or registered on our Bank, you must apply via the following e:ESS website link:-

If you require assistance with your application, please contact the HR office on 01595 743694. In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
NHS Shetland
Tel: 01595 743009
Contact: NHS Shetland

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