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Home Birth Team Midwife

Barts Health NHS Trust
£40,448 to £47,965 per annum inc
Closing date
26 Sep 2023
Are you a Midwife looking for an exciting change? Are you keen to make a difference to the diverse families accessing our care? Are you looking to work in a supportive Homebirth team? Are you looking for access to training, development and other learning opportunities in Midwifery?

A wonderful opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 6 Midwife to come and join our established Homebirth Team. We know Continuity of Care and Homebirth teams can be some of the most satisfying and empowering teams to work in. We have built this team to not only provide excellent care, but to also care and invest in the midwives within the team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, compassionate and motivated individual who is dedicated to providing continuity of care for women and their families planning to birth at home. You will be part of a supportive and experienced team providing antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. You will care for your own caseload, with a collective rostered team on-call commitment to cover the homebirth service 24/7.

The Royal London Hospital is part of Barts Health NHS Trust, which has a worldwide reputation for innovation in the care of expectant mothers and their families. As the largest trust in the UK we provide exceptional care for families.

Main duties of the job

We value your experience working alongside us and acknowledge that fulfilled midwives put women at the centre of their work. As a midwife you are part of the woman's family, and develop a mutually respectful and satisfying relationship.

We understand and value that each of our midwives are individuals. With individual needs, motivation and aspiration we are committed in supporting you By working in our Homebirth Team, you will be supported by your Team Leader and Matron. Alongside this, you will also have support from our Professional Midwifery Advocates, through Restorative Clinical Supervision, group and 1:1 sessions. We have a well-established Employee Wellbeing Service, training and development and opportunities that you may choose to access as part of your personal development and extended support.

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

The post holder may be required to be deployed outside of their normal work setting, depending on clinical risk management and service needs 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.

To provide personalized care and support to all women accessing our services within the community for antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care by facilitating evidenced based informed choice at every stage of the pregnancy journey regardless of medical needs or otherwise.

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Midwife
  • oBSC or working towards
  • oMentorship or practice assessor


  • oManagement Qualification



  • oPost registration experience
  • oCan show a non-judgemental approach to patient care
  • oAbility to priootise clinical work effectively.
  • oAble to identify the learning needs of others and provide support to address them.
  • oAbility to self reflect , carry out tasks of own job and identify what she/he needs to learn to be able to do current job effectively.
  • oAbility to identify deteoriating patiens and take appropriate action
  • oAbility to identify deteoriating patiens and take appropriate action
  • oAbility to provide formal teaching development to staff /colleagues
  • oAbility to record and report back accurately and fully on patient assessments undertaken and risks identified.


  • oDemonstrate a greater understanding of learning needs and evidence of facilitation skills
  • oAbility to identify how to manage how health safety and security can improved

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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