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Community Midwife -Harwich/Clacton

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024
We are looking for enthusiastic and committed midwives with proven post registration experience to join our community team in Clacton/Harwich.

The role in community is currently a traditional model of care for the antenatal and postnatal period and includes providing care and support for the midwife-led birthing unit and the home birth service.

The post holder must have a passion for providing continuity of care for women and their families and be willing to work as part of a continuity of care model, as this is developed within ESNEFT. If you enjoy working in a Team and enjoy a challenge please contact us to discuss and we can arrange a visit.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as an advocate for women and their families receiving maternity care and as a role model for junior staff members and students.

The post holder will work in a variety of venues including community establishments, (GP's practices, community centres and halls) birthing units, or the maternity unit at the hospital in addition to women's own homes to provide them with antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care and education.

The post holder will have a responsibility to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults by undertaking the appropriate levels of training, complying with Trust safeguarding policies and being aware of relevant referral pathways. Good communication with the MDT is essential.

The post holder is expected to display behaviours and attitudes, which promote and respect dignity and privacy in line with Trust policies.

The post holder will be expected to work as a team providing antenatal, intrapartum (predominantly homebirth) and postnatal care 7 days a week, with on overnight on call requirement for homebirths.

The post holder will have knowledge of Better Births and be prepared to work within this framework.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are the largest NHS organisation in East Anglia, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Degree in Midwifery
  • Mentorship qualification


  • NIPE qualification



  • Proven experience in midwifery
  • Previous experience of midwife-led care.
  • Previous experience working across a variety of settings


  • Experience of managing own caseload
  • Homebirth experience

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust





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