Are you a Registered Midwife who wants to be able to provide real continuity of care , from prenatal through delivery and post-natal, in a team that is central to the Island's community ? Are you self-motivated and approachable , ready to contribute to the team, providing a proactive and forward-looking approach to the service we provide?
When you join our friendly and supportive midwifery team, Hospital and Community midwifery form part of one service, which means you will be able to work across both areas, rather than being limited to one aspect of midwifery care.
You will work in a fantastic modern 17-bed facility which includes 4 birthing rooms, 2 birthing pools, a dedicated maternity theatre, anaesthetic room and state of the art neo-natal suite. There is also a bereavement suite.
You will be part of great joined up services with other parts of the health service, including the Perinatal Mental Health Service and Diabetes service, where joint clinics are run with staff from both services and a Midwife.
You will provide great parent education services, offering a large portfolio of courses e.g. daddy baby care, dedicated courses for first time and second time parents, sessions for vulnerable women and sessions for teenage women.
This role is open to Band 6 and Band 5.
The Band 5 posts are development posts where you will undergo a period of preceptorship with the aim of gaining the competencies required to fulfil a Band 6 position. During this period you will be assessed at 6, 12, and 24 months and if you meet the competencies there will be an increase in your salary. You will progress onto Band 6 once you have the full competencies for this role which will be reviewed after 12 months in post and no later than 2 years in post.
In Manx Care, we pride ourselves on being committed , appreciative , respectful and excellent . CARE represents what we are about, what we stand for, and what we value. All our recruitment, performance management and staff development are based on our CARE ethos.
What can this role offer me?
By joining us you’ll be stepping away from NHS pressures and demands, as the Island’s healthcare system is similar but separate to the UK NHS.
This is a great opportunity for both newly qualified and experienced midwives; we have a supportive preceptorship package in place for newly qualified midwives.
We take pride in being able to offer a workplace that:
- Offers excellent training and development opportunities - We operate a well-resourced education and training centre where we provide opportunities for professional learning and CPD.
- Has a great working environment - We're a close-knit team driven to ensure we deliver high-quality Occupational Health services to the people within the public service sector.
Manx Care is committed to creating smoke-free spaces and is ‘proud to be smoke free’ as part of the overall Isle of Man Smoke Free 2030 ambition. As of April 1st 2021 smoking is no longer permitted on our Manx Care sites. For support and advice on abstinence from smoking, please contact Quit4You on 01624 642404 or Quit4You@gov.im
To find out more about the benefits you can enjoy by working with us, download our benefits guide from the bottom of the advert.
About the Island and relocating
Here you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you’ll have lots of places to explore!
There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Island’s real sense of community. The island is well connected to the UK, and you’ll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).
To find out more about the Island and the lifestyle you could enjoy here, take a look at Locate Isle of Man’s guide to moving to the Isle of Man here .
If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit www.locate.im
A relocation package of up to £7,000 based on receipts is available for this role. Housing Assistance is also available where the Department will pay the difference between your current mortgage/rent bill, and that of your new accommodation on the Isle of Man, up to a maximum of £250 per month. To find out more about our relocation package, download the leaflet below.
How to find out more and apply
For more information please see the attached job description and person specification, alternatively contact Barbara Roberts, Head of Midwifery on 01624 651052.
Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified. You’ll need to upload your latest CV to your application, and we recommend that you also include a cover letter that explains your motivations for applying, and that demonstrates your suitability for this post. If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment Team on 01624 686300 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have previously applied for this vacancy under this reference number and would like to apply again, please contact our Recruitment Team on email@example.com or call 686300 Option 1.
Please note an enhanced with barring police check is required for this post which the Department will cover the cost of for you.
Free on-site parking will be available to you. A uniform will also be provided.
The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.
Nobles Hospital, Isle of Man