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Community Midwife

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year plus high cost allowance
Closing date
21 May 2024
At SASH we value the individual in our midwives and where possible look to place you in a role in our service that celebrates your unique skills and personality. We have dynamic and exciting roles here for midwives that include working in maternity care pathways that focus on diabetes, mental health, safeguarding, bereavement, antenatal triage and urgent assessment, homebirth, health inclusion, community-based care, intrapartum and postnatal care, as well as integrated and continuity of carer working roles.

The Maternity Service at SaSH provides care for approximately 5000 women and families each year with a birth rate of around 4200 per year. We offer dedicated PMA support and a named B7 line manager. We actively support you to develop and enhance your skills and maximise your potential in all aspects of midwifery and progress in your career. We work in a team that aligns with our values of compassion, dignity and respect, one team and the promotion of safe high-quality care and look for this in our new recruits.

There is a strong focus on quality improvement in our service and are always looking to engage our staff in projects that continue to keep you focused on the future of our service and making it a better environment both for you to work in and our families to be cared for in.

Successful applicants will be expected to maintain a record of excellent attendance and have the ability to work flexible shift patterns.

Main duties of the job

Our community midwifery service spans across North West Sussex including Horsham, Crawley and surrounding areas, and East Surrey including Oxted, Caterham, Redhill, Reigate, Dorking and surrounding areas. We operate out of established midwifery clinics in Crawley, Horsham and East Surrey Hospital as well as GP clinics throughout the area. Our teams are supported by excellent maternity support workers in all care settings as well as linked specialist midwifery services. You would be required to provide midwifery care in the antenatal and postnatal period to a diverse group of women and birthing people in community and/or hospital based clinics as well as the home setting with the support of the wider multi-disciplinary team.

The successful candidate will join an established team of midwives. You will work along side large multidisciplinary team and will liaise with the hospital based team as well as GPs, health visitors and social workers to provide the best possible care to women and their families.

We have several small close working community midwifery teams with established team leaders who will provide a supportive setting in which you can develop yourself in the role, together with an education team and dedicated PMAs.

Driving is essential for the role. A trust lease scheme is available if you are not a car owner.

For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:
  • Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021.
  • National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do.
  • We are rated the sixth highest trust in the South East and in the top 25% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application clearly reflects where you match them including any examples you would like to highlight.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
  • A complete and accurate application
  • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
  • Evidence of essential experience for role
  • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
  • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
  • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Surrey Hospital

Canada Avenue



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