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Community Midwife

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024
The maternity team at CDDFT are searching for committed, dynamic and enthusiastic band 6 midwives to join our community teams. We want you to be here, shaping our vision for an outstanding service that gives women, families, our community and our midwives an extraordinary experience. You will join a warm and supportive team of midwives who truly care about the whole maternity experience.

We welcome applications from band 5 Midwives who are currently due to complete their preceptorship programme.

We are seeking community midwives who are enthusiastic and committed to working in collaboration with women & birthing people, families and the multi-disciplinary team, supporting personalised choice and promoting exemplary care in line with national transformation ambitions and our trust values.

Our Midwives work across diverse community settings throughout County Durham and Darlington, including areas of vulnerability. You will be supported and welcomed into your role and encouraged to continue your personal and professional development as part of our team. We are keen to develop dedicated community Midwives, who can help us to deliver exceptional care to the families that we support.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for passionate and committed band 6 midwives to provide maternity care within our community midwifery teams. You will be responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised care plans which ensure delivery of holistic, research based care, prioritising communication, informed consent and relationship building. CDDFT community midwives are passionate about facilitating antenatal and postnatal continuity of care and you will be supported as an autonomous practitioner to plan your diary around your caseload, ensuring that women and families are at the centre of everything we do.

In return, we offer a innovative and personal induction programme where you will be supported by our practice development team to continue to develop your skills and thrive in your new role.

Our teams provide care to women and families across both urban and rural settings, we can offer you the opportunity to work within one of our dedicated community midwifery team hubs across the area.You can choose to join our dedicated teams based in Darlington, Bishop Auckland, Ferryhill, Derwentside or Chester-Le-Street. We are all really looking forward to meeting you!

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do not meet the minimum salary �23,200, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

Are you a registered midwife with a passion for community care?

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated band 6 Midwives who are keen to join and help further develop our community midwifery teams across the Darlington and County Durham areas, with many new opportunities on the horizon at CDDFT it is a very exciting time to be a part of our Maternity family! Our teams provide care to women and families across both urban and very rural settings, we can offer you the opportunity to work within one of our dedicated community midwifery team hubs across our trust.

You can choose to come to join our dedicated teams across Darlington, Bishop Auckland, Ferryhill, Derwentside or Chester-Le-Street, providing joined-up care for diverse communities throughout our area.

We wish to encourage community midwives with an interest in providing care across the pregnancy and postnatal journey to apply to work with us to deliver outstanding community based Antenatal and Postnatal Care to the mothers and families in our area. We are also commited to provision of our home birth service and would particularly welcome community midwives with an interest in developing this important area of care. The focus of our dedicated community teams is patient centred and individualised care, providing support and continuity throughout the antenatal and postnatal period and promoting choice to families from across our diverse community.

We are looking for individuals with a passion for health promotion, as the role of community midwife at our trust includes working within the UNICEF framework for Infant Feeding, and close working relationships with our specialist antenatal and newborn screening Team to deliver all elements of the National Screening programme.

You will be very well supported with a bespoke induction and training package by members of our specialist Practice Development Team who will ensure your support as you transition to your new role both professionally and personally. The successful candidate will be supported and encouraged to seek educational opportunities to further their Continuing Professional Development and career progression. We are a trust which actively supports and encourages lifelong learning and development and we are very keen to support you to achieve your full potential with us. In turn, you will have the opportunity to assist in supporting the development of our preceptorship, Internationally Educated and student midwives.

We strongly encourage a culture of life-long learning and development here at CDDFT and you will be encouraged and supported to continue to develop and thrive in your role as a community midwife. We are very proud of our team and we are certain there is a role you will enjoy within our community midwifery service.

As a trust with one of the widest geographical areas in the North East we offer a choice of community team bases across our region. You will be supported in joining the team of your choice, ensuring that you are based in the heart of your chosen community and best placed to make a real difference to local families. We are currently seeking midwives for our community teams in Bishop Auckland, Darlington, Ferryhill, Chester-Le-Street and Derwentside.

All of our teams work under the care of a dedicated team leader in each team, with a Community Matron and Matron for Health Inequalities offering close support to each team. You will also be able to access personalised pastoral care via our specialist workforce experience teams, including our retention lead midwife and the PMA service.

You are very welcome to contact our Recruitment Lead to arrange a tour of our unit and family hubs, meet our fantastic teams and discuss any queries informally.

Are you ready to take on a new challenge as a community midwife within our team at CDDFT?...Then please apply now!

Person Specification

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • Motivational and empowerment skills Effective organisational skills, organisation of own workload Enthusiastic and supportive Confident to work independently Excellent communication skills and ability to provide written and verbal reports. Able to use Word, Excel and Powerpoint programs

Special Requirements


  • Ability to travel across trust as required.



  • Registered Midwife with current UK registration and NMC PIN


  • Evidence of Ongoing Professional Development Recognised teaching /assessing qualification Post graduate certificate in health related subject Master or equivalent experience PMA qualification Trained NIPE practitioner

Statutory Registration


  • Registered Midwife with UK NMC PIN



  • IT skills Ability to use initiative Good interpersonal skills Excellent organisational skills Excellent time management Ability to be reflective practitioner Committed to professional and personal development Excellent communication and leadership skills Proven ability to work effectively independently and within a team Approachable and able to build relationships with a wide variety of colleague Keen to develop themselves and others, open to new ideas and willing to share their experiences with others Takes ownership of problems


  • Experience of linking with outside agencies

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust

Hollyhurst Road


County Durham


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