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Maternity Careers

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Be part of a team that delivers more

Are you looking for an exciting new midwifery opportunity?

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is looking for both experienced and newly qualified midwives to join our teams in both Durham and Darlington.

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We are looking for dedicated, caring and skilled professionals who are passionate about giving women and birthing people the best care throughout their pregnancy, during their delivery and after their baby is born.

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As a UNICEF accredited Trust, we are constantly improving outcomes for mums and babies, and we are committed to providing women, birthing people and their families with choices and continuity of care to ensure safer deliveries.

Working as part of our midwifery team, you will have a rewarding and varied role with plenty of chances to develop new skills and knowledge.

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Hear from some of our midwives why they enjoy working for County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust in this short video.


By joining us you will be a part of a life-changing career, and you can look forward to:

  • a positive and supportive environment
  • flexible working
  • the opportunity to work in a hospital and community setting
  • making a bigger difference to your patients
  • manageable case loads
  • a preceptorship/mentoring programme
  • training and development including progression to specialist roles

Parents from across County Durham and Darlington have shared messages and photos of thanks to the midwives who cared for them during their pregnancy, labour and beyond to celebrate International Day of the Midwife in this short video.



Ready to help us deliver more?

We have a Specialist Midwife Safeguarding vacancy apply now via NHS Jobs.

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We are looking for a Practice Development Midwife, apply now via NHS Jobs.

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We searching for committed dynamic and enthusiastic newly qualified midwives to join our team. To find out more and to apply please complete the application on NHS Jobs.

If you would like to have an informal chat about joining our maternity team please contact our Recruitment and Retention Lead Lucy Taylor by email: or telephone: 01325 743449.

'In recent times, I have utilised admissions to Richardson for respite direct from my fracture clinic, even at weekends. I have never worked anywhere with this efficiency before - it is reassuring and invaluable for the patient.'

Patient, Lowson / Starling Wards, Richardson Hospital