Community Midwife

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
22 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Midwife - Band 6 - Contract (band 5 considered)


Are you passionate about providing the highest quality maternity care and would like to join our friendly multidisciplinary team?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Midwives to join the Community Midwifery team at Stockport NHSFT. We are an established Midwifery team working together with partnership services, across the four localities of Stockport, High Peak for the benefit of women and their families.

Main duties of the job

Evidence of continual professional development and previous intra-partum experience enabling skills that support birth in high and low risk environments would be essential for this role. Community experience including knowledge of safeguarding procedures and caring for vulnerable families would be advantageous.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

Our mission is to make a difference every day. Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

The salary for the role is only one part of the excellent package of benefits we offer to you:
  • Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
  • NHS Staff discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
  • Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Has a thorough understanding of and abides by statutory publications that directly affect the Midwifes role, responsibilities and accountability.
  • Accepts responsibility for personal, professional development and education needs, including attendance at in-service training and mandatory study days.
  • Participates in hospital audit and research programmes in order to rationalise professional care.
  • Acts as a supervisor/assessor to Student Midwives/Nurses and facilitates the creation of a learning environment.
  • Acts as a preceptor to newly qualified staff and demonstrates the ability to provide ongoing support for junior colleagues.
  • Disseminates professional and clinical knowledge to colleagues by participation in presentations, research groups etc.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the role of the Professional Midwifery Advocate.
  • Understands Clinical Governance, Risk Management and the Quality Agenda, and participates in Clinical Incident Reporting where necessary.
  • To have an awareness of contributing to and supporting the Band 7 midwife to achieve compliance with the CQC outcomes and CNST standards.

  • The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salaryIn addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

    Person Specification



    • Midwifery registration



    • Excellent written communication.
    • Able to make decisions, assertiveness
    • experience in waterbirth / perineal suturing



    • teaching students



    • Demonstates a committment to support women through normal birth

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


    Stepping Hill Hospital, Women's Unit

    Poplar Grove, Hazel Grove


    SK2 7JE

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