Professional Midwifery Advocate


Posted: 2 years ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£32,306 - £39,027 pa/pro rata


We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

We are pleased to be able to offer the following Specialist Midwife role in UHD:

Band 6 Professional Midwifery Advocate

The role is Band 6, with a minimum of 15 hours per week being allocated to this role. Any additional contracted hours will be completed in the clinical ward setting.

As a ‘sessional’ PMA the successful candidate with have passed a recognised university course and will have satisfied the internal processes to become a member of the PMA team.

Your role will involve working autonomously as a sessional PMA, offering staff support through Restorative Clinical Supervision. In addition, will undertake specific duties relating to the A-Equip Model as decided in liaison with the full time PMA.

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for more information.

If this interests you, we would love to hear from you!

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth and/or Poole Hospital

Interview date: TBC

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Jillian Ireland

Email address




We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.