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Community Team Manager with a Specialist Interest in Homebirths

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to be part of Leading a newly established Homebirth team to facilitate women's and birthing people's personalised choice, by promoting high quality safe care..

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic Band 7 Midwife to support and lead our re-launched homebirth service. The role will be to become part of a dedicated homebirth team, providing care through the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period. We need individuals that have a passion for individualised care and supporting choice. You will have excellent communication skills to enable the planning and implementation of individualised midwifery led care in partnership with the wider multidisciplinary team. As a successful post holder, you will be required to continually provide holistic risk assessments for those choosing to birth at home, to ensure their medical, psychological and social needs are met.

This post is crucial in the development of this team. We are looking for an individual who can monitor and share outcomes, help raise the profile of the team, implement improvements and generate interest in all areas of Nottingham.

Before commencing in post, you will be supported by experienced Midwives with an orientation packages that is bespoke to your individual needs. You must have the flexibility to attend community clinics and provide care in the home setting.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide safe, evidenced based and personalised care to women and birthing people throughout their pregnancy, birth and postnatal journey
  • To promote and facilitate choice to those wishing to birth at home
  • To continually undertake holistic risk assessments to support the delivery of appropriate care
  • To work in partnership with the wider multidisciplinary team, enabling coordinated care and where necessary appropriate referrals.
  • To actively contribute to the reduction in health inequalities by supporting a service that is accessible to all.
  • To effectively manage all aspects of the care provided within the community setting, including intrapartum care at home.
  • To contribute and support the wider community service, to ensure appropriate delivery of care is maintained and wider strategic objectives are achieved.

About us

With over 17,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

At Nottingham University Hospitals, we continue on our improvement journey, recognising local and national challenges as we strive to become a service that responds to the needs of our families. This role requires individuals that are committed and passionate to support this change, whilst enabling women and birthing people true personalised choice when they identify a wish to birth at home.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes,

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide high quality leadership, operational management and support to the profession, including out of hours on call support.
  • Work in partnership with midwives and associated professional groups to facilitate integrated working.
  • Manage manpower within the agreed establishment and adjust skill mix according to clinical need, professional judgement, escalating concerns where necessary.
  • Select and recruit staff in accordance with Trust procedure, including Charing the selection panel. Work in collaboration with appropriate leads to ensure that orientation and immediate training needs of new staff are met. Have responsibility for department induction and orientation programmes for new staff and ensure community has a local orientation programme
  • Actively contribute to the workforce planning process.
  • Contribute to the Performance and Development Review process for staff members.
  • Assist in the identification of service development needs, their implementation and evaluation.
  • Work with Senior Midwifery Team in the monitoring and development of service delivery.
  • Assist in training needs analysis and in the planning, commissioning and provision of training.
  • Monitor sickness and absence in line with Trust policy.
  • Authorise and monitor unsocial hours and mileage claim forms.
  • Contribute to the investigation of complaints and the process of monitoring clinical risk incidents.
  • Actively promote patient and public involvement in the development and evaluation of service delivery in line with trust policies.
  • Work with the Midwifery Matron and Finance Department to manage local budgets.
  • Promote staff retention by promoting personal growth using appraisal, mentorship and peer support in accordance with Trust procedures. Identify learning resources appropriate to individual learning needs and delivery of the Trusts business objectives.
  • Undertake any other duties reasonably required within the remit of the grade.

  • Maintain clinical expertise and knowledge, identifying personal learning and development needs through the Performance Review and Development process.
  • Ensure actions are consistent with Trust and statutory policies and guidelines for practice.
  • Contribute to the development and evaluation of Trust policies, procedures and working practices.
  • Lead on local project work leading to the development of innovative practice.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate preceptorship and mentorship programmes.
  • Participate in audit, research and benchmarking as required.
  • Facilitate effective communication systems between clinicians and other key agencies.
  • Maintain links with the Midwifery Matron/Head of Midwifery, Executive Nurse.

Person Specification

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's We are here for you behavioural standards

Training and Qualification


  • Registered and practicing midwife
  • Must be educated to 1st level degree or has equivalent relevant experience or undertaking undergraduate studies in a relevant subject


  • Management qualification
  • Evidence of Management or Leadership Education such as LEO course



  • Competent in all areas of midwifery practice with experience of working in a community setting
  • Proven ability to work inter-professionally with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and external agencies
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge and effective use of Safeguarding procedures
  • Portfolio demonstrating continuous personal, professional and academic development.
  • Previous experience of change management or involvement in midwifery practice development
  • Able to lead and develop excellence in midwifery practice
  • Knowledge of statutory regulations governing midwifery
  • Knowledge of NHS and Trust wide strategies, policies and future trends
  • Exercises professional and personal accountability
  • Evidence of effective team leadership and management


  • Evidence of management experience with staff supervision, and personnel issues

Communication and Relationship Skills


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate basic IT skills.


  • Use of different IT systems

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Demonstrate an ability to assess, plan, prioritise and evaluate work Proficient at assessing clinical risk


  • Knowledge/evidence of data collection, audit and research processes

Planing and Organisational Skills


  • Able to prioritise and has effective time management skills
  • Experience in standard setting, audit and research
  • Knowledge of current NHS strategies and Government Initiatives

Physical Skills


  • Ability to cover a 24 hour service, including night shifts, Bank Holidays and weekend working
  • Ability to be flexible to cover a 24 hour management on call rota
  • Evidence of recent manual handling training

Other Requirements


  • Current UK driving license Sole of use of a car

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Community Midwifery, Sherwood Rise Health Centre

29 Nottingham Road, Sherwood Rise



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