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Community Midwife

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
Harlow and surrounding areas
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum exclusive of HCAS
Closing date
7 Dec 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our friendly, committed community midwifery teams based either at Dunmow or Harlow.

We are looking to appoint highly motivated and enthusiastic midwives who are able to demonstrate that they are a team player, with excellent communication skills and a genuine passion for midwifery.

We are looking for midwives that will put women and their families first and deliver a safe quality service, ensuring The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust is the preferred place of birth as well as the preferred place of employment.

All staff who are employed by PAH will have an additional fringe London Weighting payment added to their salary

Main duties of the job

An opportunity to work within the community in a traditional team model, providing high quality, individualised and woman centred care in the antenatal and postnatal period.

Within the community, you will be required to do on calls to support the homebirth service. This is an excellent opportunity for a midwife to develop skills, knowledge and experience within the community setting. Full induction and support will be provided.

About us

It is a very exciting time for our Maternity Services at The Princess Alexandra Hospital, providing maternity care to women and families from the local population and surrounding areas. We would like to invite you to join our excellent friendly forward thinking team who are all striving to maintain a high quality standard maternity service where you will be a valued member of the Team.

We provide Maternity Services to over 4000 women a year and we are due to open our new maternity unit, with superb modern facilities over the next few years. We are also digitally enabling our service and our new IT system will be innovative and implemented in 2023.

There are superb opportunities for training and career development which includes a comprehensive orientation programme and education links with our local Universities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Assist the Team Co-ordinator to provide a range of maternity services to a defined group of women within the community and hospital setting.

Work autonomously in the community referring to Team Co-ordinator and Community Midwifery Matron as appropriate.

Evaluate and plan programmes of care for women, babies and their families within the community and hospital setting

Plans own workload on a day-to-day basis and delegates appropriately.

Act as a mentor and participate in preceptorship programmes

Promote continuity of care to provide a high standard of midwifery care to mother and baby and to provide help and support to the family unit

Actively promote the concept of total holistic woman centered care within the maternity services offering choice to women regarding place of birth.

Provide information to the expectant mother to enable her to make an informed choice about the place and mode of delivery and services available

Assess care needs and develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care for mothers and babies in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods to ensure practice is evidence-based.

For full details of job description and main responsibilities for the post please see the attached job description

Person Specification



  • Current NMC Registered Midwife qualification
  • Evidence of management, continued professional development and its application


  • Teaching qualification/PA



  • Previous experience of working within the community setting
  • Ability to manage a caseload of women with minimal support utilising planning and organisational skills


  • Homebirth experience

Skills and knowledge


  • Excellent documentation and record keeping skills
  • Demonstrate commitment to helping to provide equitable services for all health service users and NHS staff

Employer details

Employer name

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust



Harlow and surrounding areas

CM20 1QX

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