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Community Midwife Band 6

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
An opportunity has arisen to come and work with our forward-thinking Community Midwives at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust Brighton and Hayward's Heath locations, currently on a 1 Year fixed term basis.

As a qualified midwife the post holder will be required to provide the necessary supervision, care and advice to women during pregnancy, and the postpartum period, and care of the new born.

Work autonomously in accordance with the Nursing & Midwifery Council's Midwives Rules and Trust Guidelines.

If you would like to contribute to our community maternity services and in 'making a difference', we would be very pleased to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to be responsible for your own caseload and clinics in the community on a day-to-day basis.

You will be expected to work weekdays and weekends and cover a spectrum of visits, clinics and long day and night shifts covering the homebirth service. You will work closely with a multidisciplinary team to provide women and birth people with timely care either in the home or when required inpatient setting.

We are a friendly cohesive team that puts women and birthing people at the centre of our care and embraces working in positive partnerships. We deliver over 6,000 babies per year across the two sites with dedicated teams driving forward birthplace choice.

You will need to hold a valid driving license and will need to be able to meet the travel requirements of the post.

You will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of training with regards to various studies, trials and proposed changes to procedures and protocols.

Opportunities are available to undertake postgraduate courses and in-house training with the Trust.

For further information on joining our Maternity team at UHSussex please

However, all applicants must be aware that this is a 7 day a week service and in order to meet service requirements you will be called upon to work a mixture of weekday and weekend shifts.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer abuddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Take full responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating Midwifery care consistent with evidence based practice for mothers, babies and families. Working in Community settings.
  • Discuss options and support parents in making informed choice in their plan of care such as Birth plans, pain relief, infant feeding, baby care, return to work and family planning.
  • Discuss options and support parents in making informed choice in the period following birth.
  • Analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of such care, making necessary modifications of any midwifery care pathway and giving professional advice and support as required.
  • Act as the clients advocate and empower them to promote their own health and well being.
  • Respect the need for privacy and dignity and obtain clients informed consent throughout the childbirth continuum.
  • Refer clients to other practitioners e.g. senior midwife, obstetrician, physiotherapist and paediatrician when needs and risks are beyond the post holders scope of practice or require specialist input.

Person Specification

Essential and desirable


  • Registered Midwife
  • Experience and skilled in wide range of midwifery settings
  • 997/8 Mentorship Module or Equivalent
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Modules 1,2,7 or equivalent
  • Current UK Driving Licence


  • Mentorship qualification
  • HDU midwifery qualification
  • Child Protection Course
  • Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS) / Advanced Life Support Obstetrics (ALSO) or equivalent
  • Counselling skills
  • Newborn initial Physical Examination Qualification

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion


  • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Awareness and knowledge of general nursing Able to plan and organise activities. Basic computer skills. Able to communicate using verbal and written skills. Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Road



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