Integrated Community Midwife - Band 6

Barts Health NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year per annum inc.
Closing date
4 Jun 2023
We are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic midwives with at least one year's experience to join our community Integrated team at the Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust. You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of working patterns by providing integrated continuity of carer to low-risk women who elect to birth in our Alongside Birth Centre that are consistent with the recommendations of all relevant reports and guidelines. The post holder is also expected to do two on- call in a month.

We provide Maternity Services to approximately 5400 women a year and accommodate our women in very modern up to date facilitates. We have a level 3 Neonatal unit situated within the hospital as well as excellent facilities in Fetal Medicine. We are baby friendly hospital with fully accreditation by UNICEF Baby friendly initiatives since 2012. The maternity staff are also skilled and able to support parents who chose to formula feed their babies in a sensitive and effective manner to ensure informed decision.

Barts Health NHS Trust has a world-wide reputation for innovation in the care of mothers to be, and each birth is very special to us, and we strive to make every birth as normal as possible. Building on our existing work around normalising birth we have expanding our services at the Royal London hospital site to include an alongside midwifery-led unit providing choice for women and improving their birthing experience.

Main duties of the job

In line with the Better Births Initiative and NHS Long Term Plan recommendation, we have two Midwifery led Continuity Carer (MCoC) teams i.e., home birth and Group Practice Continuity carer teams. The Home birth team provides case loading care to low risk women whose choice is to birth at home. Whilst GPMCoC being a pilot team caters for women regardless of their obstetrics or medical needs whose place of birth is either our Labour ward or Alongside Midwifery lead Unit and resides within the significant deprived areas of the borough. There is also our specialist (Gateway team) who provides case loading care to our vulnerable women.

The successful postholder will need to:
  • Be a Registered Midwife with a minimum of 1 year post registration experience
  • Be educated to degree level or currently undertaking a degree programme
  • Have undertaken the mentorship or equivalent Programme
  • Have a passion for optimising women's opportunity for normal birth including promoting births out of the obstetric unit for low-risk women.
  • Have sound clinical knowledge with the organisational and leadership skills necessary to manage change.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have the ability to communicate with women and their families in an empathetic manner regarding their care and birth choices.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Responsible and accountable for the provision of a comprehensive midwifery care in primary health care and home settings in conjunction with other relevant teams.
  • The post holder may be required to be deployed outside of their normal work setting, depending on clinical risk management and service need such as Labour ward.
  • Able to promote continuity of carer, work autonomously within guidelines and spheres of professional practice.
  • The post holder will provide support to other midwives within the service and may be designated to take a management responsibility for the midwifery practice or team in the absence of the Band 7 Midwife team Lead.
  • Able to support newly qualified midwives, students and other staff.
  • To develop and encourage evidence-based practice.
  • To provide personalized care and support to all women accessing our services within the community for antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. The post hoder, is expected to be able to facilitate evidenced based informed choice, as well as respect for their decision at every stage of the pregnancy journey regardless of medical needs or otherwise.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Mentorship or practice assessor qualification
  • BSC or working towards

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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