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Community/MLU Midwife

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you committed to providing a safe, high standard of midwifery care? Are you passionate about delivering memorable experiences whilst supporting women, birthing people and their families before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and dedicated midwives to join our team at Wallingford Birth Centre. Our team of community midwives provide antenatal, postnatal and labour care in our freestanding midwife led unit (MLU) as well as homebirth to women in South Oxfordshire. We are passionate about providing safe, effective care to women and their families in their chosen place of birth.

As a community midwife, you will also work closely with the multidisciplinary teams at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, to provide care for those experiencing more high-risk pregnancies.

If you feel like a new challenge, come and join our fabulous community team at Wallingford Birth Centre.

Full and part time hours available.

Main duties of the job

Who we are looking for:
  • Compassionate, dedicated and motivated midwives to join our experienced and friendly team
  • Midwives who have excellent team working and communication skills and who are well-versed in time management
  • Colleagues who put patients at the heart of their day and strive to work collaboratively with them, upholding our role as advocates and champions of women.
  • Midwives who think innovatively to increase numbers of MLU/homebirths,

What we offer:
  • To work with a welcoming, experienced and supportive group of Midwives
  • Ongoing professional development and encouragement to achieve your ambitions
  • The opportunity to experience the joys of providing care throughout pregnancy, labour and
  • the postnatal period, benefiting from continuous care with your own caseload of patients

Community Midwifery has an on call commitment & it is essential you hold a UK driving licence

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - theJohn Radcliffe Hospital,Churchill HospitalandNuffield Orthopaedic Centrein Headington and theHorton General Hospitalin Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes useValue Based Interviewingto identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families. For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Person Specification

Qual knowl and comps


  • Registered Midwife with current UK Registration and a minimum of 6 months employed experience as a midwife.
  • Evidence of: A positive enthusiastic character.
  • Being self-aware and able to accept constructive criticism
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrates good verbal & written communication skills
  • Belief in and commitment to women centred philosophy
  • Demonstrate developing strategies and ability to cope under pressure


  • Mentor qualification

Physical attributes


  • Good health record Smart professional appearance in accord with professional dress code

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

Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust


Wallingford Maternity and Birth Centre

Reading Road



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