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Band 7 Community Midwife Team Leader

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive
Closing date
26 Sep 2023
Are you a dynamic, passionate and innovative midwife and wish to develop your management skills of a small team of community midwives. Do you want to manage your own caseload of antenatal and postnatal care and oversee your team providing compassionate leadership and guidance at all times. Are you inspired to support low risk women to birth in their own home and facilitate less experienced midwives grow in confidence share your learning in the home environment? If you can answer yes to any or all of the above, we would like to talk to you as we are currently recruiting for a Community team leader . We are looking for midwives who are dedicated to providing evidence based, individualised, women centred care to complement our existing service.BHRUT is one of the most forward thinking Maternity units in London and Essex, servicing a hugely diverse population across a large geographical area. We are the second largest single site maternity service in the UK, meaning that brings you both midwifery and wider opportunities that other Trusts simply cannot.

As a new starter to the Trust you will have an individualised orientation programme designed to support and guide you in your first weeks, you will be supported to attend training and education programmes, alongside access to aspiring Band 7-8a/b/d development packages, and you will receive ongoing support from our fabulous in house Education Team and senior midwifery team.

Main duties of the job

  • To be the clinical expert in midwifery care and provide a comprehensive range of health education, psychological and social care advice to women in a hospital and community setting.
  • To be the co-ordinator for a specific community team and to ensure efficient use of resources within that area.
  • To provide leadership to all staff and act as a positive role model for the midwifery team.
  • To ensure the provision of a safe and high quality midwifery service.
  • To promote and facilitate a working environment which actively supports learning, innovation and the development of quality care for clients.
  • To work in partnership in planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care in order to improve the health of individuals, their families and reduce health inequalities.

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair, Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive we provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive for our teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and this will be one of the many benefits of our closer collaboration with Barts Health. Working with them and with all our partners across north east London, we will find a sustainable solution to enhance patient care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Nadeem Arif, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 4244. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Registered Midwife.
  • Degree in midwifery or equivalent


  • NIPE course
  • Mentorship qualification

Experience/ Knowledge


  • Experience in CoC team

Personal Qualities


  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Community Unit Midwives



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