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Community Midwives, Band 5 & 6

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum (pro-rata (if Part-Time)
Closing date
26 Apr 2024
University Hospitals of Leicester offers a supportive and stimulating working environment. Our preceptorship and retention package, provides excellent support for new team members.

Our Community Midwifery Service is expanding and covers Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We are looking for Newly Qualified, plus experienced Band 5 and Band 6 Midwives to join our team.

We are able to offer Monday to Sunday day time shifts, on a part time and full time basis.

We promote a flexible working policy, and facilitate individualised working patterns. This includes long and short shifts and patterns to suit your work life balance

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the post are to work in geographical Community Maternity teams, providing antenatal and postnatal care to new families. This includes working from GP surgeries, community centres and community hospitals, running antenatal and postnatal clinics, as well as visiting new families, in their own homes.

You will build relationships with your caseload and support safe childbearing outcomes, informed choice and personalised care plans. To achieve this, you will work as part of a MDT team, including GPs, specialist midwives, the home birth team, maternity support workers, and admin staff, as well as clinicians in the obstetric units and standalone birth centre.

We are looking for caring and passionate midwives, who can work independently as well as part of a team. We pride ourselves on excellent communication and positive team working culture, and so would welcome applications from anyone wishing to continue this!

Leicester maternity services provide safe, high quality care and encourage innovation and development from all staff. We pride ourselves on staff engagement and actively encourage a safe working environment where staff feel safe to speak up and raise concerns.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Band 5

We have a dedicated team of community recruitment and retention midwives to support, guide and develop newly qualified and experienced band 5 midwives in our service. We offer a dedicated preceptorship pathway in community which includes specially designed clinical templates, supernumerary time, teaching and assessments .

This ensure you are able consolidate the theory and practice acquired during midwifery training in order to maintain a high standard of midwifery care, at all times with the support of the multi-disciplinary team around you. You will be facilitated to acquire additional competencies in order to achieve a band 6 role in community.

Band 6

You are empowered to develop as a band 6 in the direction that you wish and will be supported with your own personal and professional development needs, enabling further progression.

We have a management team dedicated to ensure that you will fulfil your potential and enhance your midwifery skills and offer opportunities for development. Our Maternity service is dynamic and we are excited about the transition to digital systems, new infrastructure with significant investment in resources. We look forward to hearing from you!

Some of the benefits of working at UHL include:
  • Salary sacrifice benefit schemes for: new vehicles, childcare, home electricals, leisure equipment, IT and bicycles.
  • NHS Pensions and NHS discount.
  • Excellent staff support and services including social and wellbeing events, craft groups, celebrations of festivals throughout the year, and a Trust Charity Lottery .

The Trust has also pledged to increase the fuel reimbursement for essential car users to higher than the Agenda for Change rates.

Person Specification

Commitment to Trust Values


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the trust values and behaiours



  • Registered Midwife NMC Pin number


  • Evidence of continued professional development

Knowledge and experience


  • Knowledge of developments in specialist fields e.g. Midwifery


  • Research Audit awareness
  • Recent relevant clinical experience e.g. perineal suturing

Skills and Abilities


  • Good Communication Skills
  • Clinical Skills
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work on own initiative/ability to manage own time


  • Evidence of range of communication skills

Personal Capabilities


  • Enthusiasitic and motivated
  • Assertive and competent
  • Recognition of own limitations
  • Demonstrates commitment to develop self and others

Other Requirements


  • Flexible approach to meet the needs of the service

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Community across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland



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