The Jessop Wing is part of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which is one of largest NHS Trusts in the country serving the city of Sheffield and the wider region. We also provide some services nationally.

The Jessop Wing opened in 2001 and is a purpose built maternity unit where approximately 6,400 babies are born every year. In addition to a 15-bed labour ward, four labour ward assessment rooms and a newly developed bereavement suite, there are two postnatal wards and one antenatal ward, an admission Triage area and an advanced obstetric care unit. One of the postnatal wards specialises in caring for women who have had a caesarean section. In addition, the Jessop Wing Community Midwifery Service attend approximately 150 home births per year.

Why choose to work with us?

By joining our team, you will benefit from the support and breadth of opportunities which come with working in a leading Hospital Trust caring for overtwo million patients each year.

We will do everything we can to help you reach your full potential. As well as being fulfilled in your job, we also want you to have a good work/life balance and the right support to help you stay well.

The information below gives you a glimpse of what is on offer, but why not email or call us to see what opportunities we have available and join our team at one of the most exciting times in our ongoing development.

  • Flexible working including term time, annualised hours and part time.
  • Competitively priced, high quality onsite nurseries rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted with flexible contracts and early and late collection times.
  • Excellent annual leave entitlement: 27 days, rising to 29 after five years NHS service and rising to 33 after 10 yrs service.
  • NHS Pension Scheme – excellent package of pension benefits, fully protected against inflation and guaranteed by the Government
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, cycles, car parking, white goods and more.
  • Free health and wellbeing services including fast track physiotherapy, health MOTs, 24-hour mental health support, sports and hobby clubs.
  • NHS discounts, including discounted gym membership and shopping discounts. To read more or download a copy of our discount booklet click here
  • Travel plan initiatives
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Staff recognition schemes, including Long Service Awards and Thank You Awards
  • Financial support and advice

Job opportunities available

We have a range of job opportunities available which can be found here.

We are always happy to talk to you about potential opportunities and so if you have any questions about working at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, please contact Leanne Likaj, Head of Midwifery via or call 0114 2268117.

Health and wellbeing support

We offer a range of health and wellbeing support:

Free HeadSpace App

The HeadSpace App enables you to train your mind using proven meditation and mindfulness techniques, which can help you to have a happier, healthier and more enjoyable life. Our staff can access the App free (the usual price of subscription is £59 per year).

Psychological Support

We offer a psychological wellbeing service for all our staff. The team includes qualified clinical psychologists, counsellors and a psychological wellbeing practitioner who are experienced in caring for individuals needing support.

Free Mindfulness sessions

The Trust’s Chaplains run a number of mindfulness sessions throughout the year that any member of staff can attend.

Free staff Physiotherapy Service

Our staff can access free physiotherapy services via self-referral rather than via a GP. This means that you are usually able to access physiotherapy more quickly.

Salary Sacrifice Schemes

You can give up a portion of your salary in exchange for a non-cash benefit, which means you will save on tax, national insurance and pension contributions (if you pay into the pension scheme).

The schemes could help you save on:

  • Bicycles (monthly enrolments available)
  • Car parking permit – ongoing
  • Home electronics (advertised when open)
  • Lease Cars – ongoing
  • Fees for onsite nurseries

Car share and Cycle to Work

We also offer a range of our travel plan initiatives such as a car share scheme and support to help you cycle to work.

Your personal development

We are committed to providing you with a wide range of education and training opportunities to support your ongoing professional development needs. We have a team of specialists who can advise and support you during all stages of your career.

Library and Knowledge Services

Our dedicated library and knowledge services support research and continuing professional development, as well as providing hot desks and a study space.

Your ideas and views are important

We encourage all staff to become involved in the development of high quality, efficient services and we know that those colleagues who are involved in delivering a service or care are often best placed to see where we can make it even better for patients, visitors or indeed each other. That is why we run regular ‘Give it a Go Weeks’ to showcase innovation and encourage all individuals and their teams to test out their own ideas and learning that could directly improve patient care.

We also have an internationally recognised Service Improvement Team which provide experts and coaches in service improvement techniques who can help test your idea and bring it to life.

Staff networks

We have a number of staff networks to provide information and support to a wide range of different staff groups. These include a black, minority and ethnic (BME) network, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) network and a disabled employees network. These networks also provide insight and help guide the work underway to ensure everyone working at the Trust feels valued, celebrated and listened to.

Work in the one of the greenest cities in Europe

Sheffield is England’s fourth-largest city, with a population of over half a million. We have a wealth of facilities you would expect to find in a major city, yet maintain a welcoming and accessible feel. We are a friendly city with a prosperous economy and relatively low cost of living, all of which makes for an excellent quality of life.

The city of Sheffield contains an abundance of entertainment and cultural activities including award-winning theatres, such as the Crucible and Lyceum which are major regional attractions, museums and galleries, a variety of clubs and live music venues, and a range of spectator and participation sports. With a thriving cultural industries quarter and a range of city-wide events throughout the year, there is something on offer to suit everyone’s taste and interests.

Located on rolling hills and dissected by river valleys, Sheffield is one of the greenest and most wooded cities in Europe. More than a third of the city lies inside the beautiful Peak District National Park, and it is virtually surrounded by open countryside – over half the city’s population live within 15 minutes of open countryside.

It is also the greenest city in England, with 175 woodlands and 75 public parks. There is also a wide range of affordable housing and excellent schools on offer.

Sheffield has good rail and road links, with a typical train journey to London St Pancras taking only two hours. Manchester Airport is also just over an hour away with an ever expanding repertoire of routes to national and international destinations.