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Community Midwife

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 incl Fringe HCAS per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024
Community Midwife - Bespoke Team Supporting Vulnerable Families

Do you thrive in a close-knit team environment and have a passion for supporting families facing complex challenges?

We are seeking a compassionate and experienced Midwife to join our dedicated team providing care to families with additional vulnerabilities and/or safeguarding needs.

In this role, you will:
  • Deliver high-quality, personalised care to women throughout their pregnancy journey.
  • Work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals and social services.
  • Advocate for and empower families, ensuring their voices are heard.
  • Play a key role in safeguarding vulnerable children.

We offer:
  • A supportive and friendly team environment.
  • The opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of families.
  • Continuous professional development opportunities.

  • Registered Midwife with a demonstrable track record in community midwifery.
  • Experience working with vulnerable families and safeguarding issues.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A passion for teamwork and collaboration.

If you are a highly motivated and caring midwife looking to make a positive impact, we encourage you to apply!

Our Maternity Unit currently supports circa. 5,000 births a year serving women living in the areas of Dartford, Gravesham, Swanley and Bexley divided amongst 5 Community Midwifery teams.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking an experienced Band 6 midwife to join our 'Lotus' community midwifery team. This is a bespoke team caring for women and families who may be facing complex challenges including identified vulnerabilities and safeguarding needs.

The post holder should be competent and confident at facilitating and supporting normality in childbirth as this role supports our 24/7 homebirth service. If you are highly motivated, enthusiastic, experienced and woman-centred, we would welcome your application.

For more information, please contact Jo Maynard on 07735 726944

About us

We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve, and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you'll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to build on the progress we've achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work. We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities. We have signed the Armed Forces Covenant Pledge and have a commitment to the Armed Forces Community.

If you are considering applying for a role, please be aware that as an NHS Employee you may have contact with vulnerable service users. We strongly encourage that all our staff are vaccinated against COVID-19 and are vaccinated annually against Flu, in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and patients. Your commitment will help us to put the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical responsibilities:

Maintains personal contact with patients and meets their needs on anindividual basis, using the process of listening, assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care. Can deal with the anxieties of relatives and arranges the support they may need. Reports any untoward incidents. Maintains security.

Carries out Midwifery care to the highest possible standard according to agreed policies and procedures, and the Midwives, Rules and Code of Practice. Ensures that the appropriate practitioner is informed promptly of any complication in the mothers or babys condition.

Is prepared to work in areas of the midwifery service other than the ward / department / community in which based, if required to do so to meet the needs of the service. Able to manage a caseload in the community to take 24-hour responsibility for area of practice including participating in an on- call rota with the further opportunity for some posts to be rotational to the hospital.

Maintains the supply and custody of drugs, medicines etc, including keeping of agreed register. Ensures that measuring, administration and recording of all drugs and medicines is carried out in accordance with the rules of the NMC, and as laid down in Trust policy.

Ensures accurate and contemporaneous records of all care given and audit same. Complete and monitor other records as required by statue and local policy.

Liaise with all other personnel regarding access to the department, promoting relationships to enhance the quality of care to the consumer and ensuring effective communication with health care professionals.

To ensure that evidence based practice is implemented and audited on a regular basis, to encourage and promote innovative practice.

Please see attached job description for more information.

Person Specification

Education and Training


  • NMC Registered Midwife with extensive midwifery experience.
  • Qualified driver.
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Documented evidence of continued appropriate studies.
  • Mentorship or appropriate course.
  • NIPE trained



  • All round midwifery experience and be experienced in all required competencies.


  • Experience of working within the community setting.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively at all levels, verbally and in writing.
  • Able to function as a practitioner, as well as part of a multi- disciplinary team.
  • Have an interest in and the ability to teach and be a mentor for students.
  • Able to lead and organise.
  • Able to manage a caseload in the community. To take 24-hour responsibility for area of practice including participating in an 'on- call' rota.
  • Able to demonstrate good levels of theoretical midwifery knowledge
  • A good standard of computer skills
  • Ability to adapt to meet changing needs and to work under pressure
  • Able to act as the clients advocate
  • Knowledge and an understanding of current Professional issues and initiatives


  • Has a knowledge of the principles / recommendations of current professional issues
  • A special interest in an aspect of midwifery has been developed.
  • Knowledge and experience of handling differing cultural and religious needs
  • Knowledge of research methodology.

Personal Atributes


  • Ability to present an open and nonjudgemental demeanour
  • Innovative.
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service.

Employer details

Employer name

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust


Darent Valley Hospital

Darenth Wood Road



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