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Community Midwife - Colchester

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023
We are looking for enthusiastic and committed midwives to join our community teams.

Community midwives have a fundamental role in information sharing to empower women to be involved in decisions regarding their care.

You will offer choice to all women on lead professional and place of birth. They will work in partnership with health care professionals, charities, local groups and local and national guidelines to provide women centred and individualised care. You will have the skills, knowledge and ability to offer care for women who choose home birth and will be encouraged to provide intrapartum care to women giving birth in midwife led wards/ birthing units and the consultant unit.

This is fixed term/secondment post 34.5 hours per week until 3rd September 2025.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as an advocate for women and their families receiving maternity care and as a role model for junior staff members and students.

The post holder will work in a variety of venues including community establishments, (GP's practices, community centres and halls) birthing units, or the maternity unit at the hospital in addition to women's own homes to provide them with antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care and education.

The post holder will have a responsibility to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults by undertaking the appropriate levels of training, complying with Trust safeguarding policies and being aware of relevant referral pathways. Good communication with the MDT is essential.

The post holder is expected to display behaviours and attitudes, which promote and respect dignity and privacy in line with Trust policies.

The post holder will be expected to work as a team providing antenatal, intrapartum (predominantly homebirth) and postnatal care 7 days a week, with on overnight on call requirement for homebirths.

The post holder will have knowledge of Better Births and be prepared to work within this framework.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Degree in Midwifery
  • Mentorship qualification


  • NIPE qualification



  • Proven experience in midwifery
  • Previous experience of midwife-led care.
  • Previous experience working across a variety of settings


  • Experience of managing own caseload
  • Homebirth experience

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Turner Road



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