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Core Birth Centre Midwife

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Crowborough Birth Centre
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

Better Births offers choice for women and we at MTW are offering you an exciting opportunity to be part of a core team of midwives at Crowborough Birth Centre. You will become part of a team of passionate midwives with a special interest in midwife-led care supporting physiological birth and promoting safety in a low risk setting. We are particularly interested in hearing from midwives with experience of providing low-risk intrapartum care in community settings. You will work closely with the wider multi-disciplinary team to ensure the highest standards of care and safety for women, pregnant people and families.

Main duties of the job

It is an exciting time for our service and we would love you to join our team of Midwives and help us to shape our services to support women's choice in place of birth. We offer a comprehensive orientation package, covering all aspects of our service. You will have support from our excellent team of Midwives throughout this period.

You will need to have completed a preceptorship programme and achieved midwifery competencies such as cannulation, water birth and suturing. We operate an on call system for both community and hospital midwifery which you will be willing to participate in.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Would you like to work flexibly?In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please email if this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Interview Date: 8th May 2024

Person Specification



  • RM and eligible to practice.
  • Evidence of further study and development of professional and academic skills.


  • To have obtained or be studying at diploma level.



  • Sound knowledge of recent Government/Professional documents with awareness of implications to service provision.
  • Able to demonstrate motivation to maintain professional development.
  • Ability to work within acute and primary health care settings.


  • Previous community and hospital experience.
  • Ability to use flexible innovative approaches to practice tailored to meet the clients' individual needs.
  • Knowledge of change management theories and their impact.



  • Able to recognise own limitations in order to seek advice appropriately.
  • Ability to act effectively within a multi-disciplinary team. Ensuring collaboration across professional boundaries.
  • Ability to exercise professional accountability and autonomy.
  • Act as mentor to both qualified midwives and students encouraging evidence based practice.
  • Computer Literate


  • Be able to prioritise one's workload.
  • A working knowledge of quality assurance.

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Crowborough Birth Centre

Crowborough Birth Centre


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