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Community Midwife

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum incl. HCAS
Closing date
4 May 2024
Queen Mary Maternity Unit, West Middlesex Hospital site

Working within a team of midwives to provide 24 hour provision of a high quality, effective midwifery service, providing expert clinical midwifery advice to women/birthing people and their families in your care.Giving high quality continuity of care for low risk, uncomplicated pregnancies, in partnership with women, plan and implement individualised midwifery-led care packages.

Main duties of the job

  • To observe NMC rules and guidance, ensuring these are adhered to by all staff. To foster and develop a working environment within which midwives can work as autonomous practitioners, accountable for their practice and in accordance with the NMC Rules and Code of Practice (2015).
  • To develop trust policies and protocols pertaining to midwifery practice and maternity care.
  • Implement Trust and local policies and contribute to any proposed changes to midwifery working practices or procedures.

About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be one of the top performing and safest trusts in England. We have two main acute hospital sites--Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, plus our award-winning clinics across North West London and beyond.

We have nearly 7,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff says they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing significant Capital year on year in our estate. We have recently completed a �30m expansion of our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and are planning an ambitious �60m development of an Ambulatory Diagnostics Centre at West Middlesex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Be an autonomous practitioner providing clinical leadership and expertise in all aspects of midwifery practice, which includes providing, direct care to women/birthing people.
  • Work autonomously within a community team giving high quality antenatal, labour and postnatal care to women/birthing people in a dedicated team.
  • Facilitate the development of all staff including junior medical staff and support workers through teaching and empowerment.
  • Assess, develop, implement and evaluate the highest standards of care based on evidenced-based practice.
  • Promote the physiological labour and birth process supporting both women and staff to achieve this.
  • Ensure good communication between staff, women, birthing people and their families, providing an immediate and effective response in dealing with issues such as bereavement support, anxiety or complaints.
  • Liaise effectively with other departments and other agencies as required ensuring an efficient service for women and birthing people.

Please see attached job description and person specification to this advert for further details.

Person Specification

Essential and desirable


  • Registered Midwife
  • Midwifery diploma/degree/ experience
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Demonstrate and ability to apply research to practice and support changes in practice


  • Mentorship qualification
  • NIPE
  • NILS

Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


West Middlesex University Hospital

Twickenham Road



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