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Community Midwife with a Specialist Interest in Homebirths

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
Would you like to be a part of a newly established Homebirth team that uses Midwifery passion and expertise to facilitate women's and birthing people's personalised choice, by promoting high quality safe care.....

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic band 6 Midwives to support 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 new dedicated Homebirth team will provide 24/7 cover by undertaking a mixture of day and night shifts to enable us to operate a full homebirth service. 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. A full driving licence is required with access to a car.

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.

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

  • To provide safe, research based midwifery care to women and their families within their area of responsibility in a variety of settings
  • Recognising deviations from normality and refer appropriately to medical or other agencie
  • To maintain an up to date knowledge of current research and trends in midwifery care, contribute to the development and delivery of evidence based practices, policies and guidelines for maternity services
  • Empower women to make an informed choice and act as their advocate at all times. To improve their experience of childbirth offering a choice of place of birth and working in partnership when making decisions about care.
  • Work in partnership with the Obstetric team and GPs offering coordinated packages of care making referrals as appropriate
  • To promote health and social well-being, contributing to the reduction in health inequality
  • Ensure the safety and confidentiality of mothers and babies and ensure their records are maintained in accordance with Trust Policies
  • To participate in parenting assessments / educatio
  • To maintain effective working relationships across the Trust
  • To offer models of care personalised to individual need, acknowledging the diversity of the client groups and treat everyone with dignity and respect
  • To support and encourage women to achieve good clinical and psychological outcomes for themselves and their babies
  • To identify families with child in need / child protection issues and effectively communicate to the manager and named midwife for safeguarding
  • To develop midwifery practice for the future, redefining the role and building on public health skills to maximise the impact on reducing inequalities in health
  • Work in partnership with Children Centres and other agencies, offering wider choice and local access to services
  • Manage effectively all aspects of their caseload and administration
  • To effectively communicate complicated and sensitive information to women, their families and members of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ensure changes are implemented based on feedback and learning lessons from feedback from women and incidents
  • Contribute to the performance management of midwifery services through data collection for audit and research purposes
  • Undertake examination of the newborn (NIPE) within your scope of competence

Person Specification

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's behavioural standards

Training and Qualifications


  • Registered Midwife
  • Evidence of recent relevant CPD


  • Diploma/Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification
  • NIPE qualification



  • Able to respond to all situations (including emergency) and ensure that effective escalation is followed
  • Demonstrates an ability to organise own work schedule manage time effectively and display initiative
  • Produce timely, accurate written/electronic records and documents
  • Proven evidence of safeguarding experience
  • Proficient in suturing


  • Previously worked in areas that provides intrapartum care.
  • Previous experience of lone working

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

Planning and Organisation Skills


  • Able to identify risks and respond and escalate appropriately.
  • Work in partnership with women and other services to implement plans of care.
  • Demonstrate an ability to organise own work schedule managing time effectively and displays initiative
  • Proven ability to deliver to deadlines
  • Knowledge of incident reporting


  • Shared Governance experience knowledge and/or experience of change management

Physical Skills


  • Ability to cover a 24 hour service, including night shifts, Bank Holidays and weekend working
  • Evidence of recent manual handling training

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Community Midwifery Service

29 Nottingham Road, Sherwood Rise



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