Digital Midwife

Job Summary

Job Title: Digital Midwife
Availability: 1.0 posts available.
REF: 157598
Location: Maternity Services, North of Scotland


We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Digital Midwife for NHS Grampian. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is keen to help support and drive forward digital transformation within NHS Grampian.


About the role:

The Digital Midwife will work across Grampian and be responsible, alongside the senior team, for the operational delivery of the maternity Digital agenda, within the health board and the national Maternity and Neonatal Systems. We are looking for an individual who has a proactive approach towards digital transformation and the use of data within maternity services and is confident in managing challenging and changing workloads.

The successful post holder will support the delivery of key areas of work across Grampian, providing digital leadership and input to key strategic areas and programmes of work such as the Moray Maternity Collaborative and the Baird Family Hospital.

We are happy to discuss with individuals around flexibility of base location and hybrid working options.


About Dr Gray’s Hospital:

Dr. Gray’s Hospital, Scotland’s smallest District General Hospital, is rich in history and character. The original building, dating back to 1819, is still in use for some practices. Additionally, a new hospital was opened in 1995 and undergoes continuous upgrades and development.

There are 181 beds – 153 inpatient, a 15 bed surgical day unit case and 13 ambulatory care beds serving a catchment population of about 132,000 spread between Forres and Macduff along the coast, and inland as far as Huntly and Tomintoul. Our hub tertiary centre (Aberdeen Royal Infirmary) is located 65 miles to the east.

The hospital has approximately 35 consultants working in the acute sector.

We provide maternity care in a variety of settings across the region, with an excellent range of maternity facilities including;

  • Maternity Services at Dr Grays Hospital
  • Aberdeen Maternity Hospital
  • Inverurie Community Maternity Unit
  • Peterhead Community Maternity Unit

This is an exciting time for maternity services in Grampian with several key strategic developments and programmes of work ongoing across the service including; The Best Start: five-year plan for maternity and neonatal care; The Moray Maternity Review recommendations; regional working; and the opening of the new Baird Family Hospital in Aberdeen.


Informal enquiries and visits are encouraged.

If you think this may be the role for you and would like any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Katie Coville Associate Director of Midwifery

About the service:

Each year we support the care of around 5000 families throughout their pregnancy, birth and postnatal journey. In NHS Grampian we are passionate about delivering high-quality care that supports the needs of families in the North-East of Scotland. The future vision of maternity and neonatal services in NHS Grampian is one where:

  •  All mothers and babies are offered a truly family-centred, safe and compassionate approach to their care, recognising their own unique circumstances and preferences.
  • Fathers, partners, and other family members are actively encouraged and supported to become an integral part of all aspects of maternal and newborn care.
  • Women experience real continuity of care and carer, across the whole maternity journey, with vulnerable families being offered any additional tailored support they may require.
  • Services are redesigned using the best available evidence, to ensure optimal outcomes and sustainability, and maximise the opportunity to support normal birth processes and avoid unnecessary interventions.
  • Staff are empathetic, skilled and well supported to deliver high quality, safe services, every time.
  • Multi-professional team working is the norm within an open and honest team culture, with everyone’s contribution being equally valued.