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Community Team Lead

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen across South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust to recruit a self-motivated enthusiastic and dynamic Band 7 Community Team Leader, who is keen to develop and broaden their experience and skills within maternity services at a senior level.

Our service provides Midwifery Led care as well as Consultant Led Obstetric services to ensure personalised care to all women throughout their pregnancy and childbirth pathway.

As a directorate we are committed to the development and education of our staff, supported by dedicated practice development and educational lead midwives.

Main duties of the job

The maternity unit offers a 24 hour 7 day per week service covering 356 days of the year.

Applicants should be Registered Midwives on Part 10 of the NMC Professional Register and hold or be working towards a degree in midwifery. Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be prepared to work closely within a multi-disciplinary team. You will be required to develop and expand your midwifery skills through internal rotation within all maternity settings. A flexible approach to working hours is essential.

Family Care is an exciting place to work that will provide you with an opportunity to grow and develop. Many of our staff work flexibly, including part-time and we are committed to supporting flexible approaches to work wherever possible for our people. Please enquire to see how we might work flexibly with you in this role.

If you are interested in becoming part of our fantastic team, then we would welcome your application.

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support. Flexible working is supported via the Trust's Flexible Working Policy.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full duties of the role.

The band 7 midwife has 24 hour accountability for patient safety and patient experience on their ward/department, including line management of their staff.

They must deliver high quality midwifery care by ensuring appropriate systems and processes are in place to provide the continuity of safe and effective care at all times.

They will act as a champion for professional accountability and standards, ensuring that professional practices are in line with the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and Trust Policy.

Ensure environmental standards and cleanliness of the ward/department/ community team are maintained in line with Trust and National standards.

Effectively manage the ward/department/sector midwifery resource, ensuring that staff rotas are able to deliver safe and effective patient care.

Support and contribute to the development of patient care and midwifery practice within the Directorate. Supervising junior staff. Contribute to Trust wide projects as required.

Ensure effective line management of staff and ensure they are supported in performing to their full potential. Ensure junior staff have appropriate support and supervision and are appropriately assessed.

To comply with the trusts vision, values and behavioural compact.

Person Specification



  • Experience of managing change
  • Experience of change management.
  • Thorough understanding of contemporary midwifery issues.
  • Experience of leading a team.
  • Evidence of innovation in practice.


  • Experience of working at Band 7 or previous team management.



  • Current NMC Registration (Level 1 Midwifery).
  • Degree in Midwifery studies or healthcare related subject.
  • Mentorship qualification/equivalent and or Practice Assessor training.


  • Management and leadership training.
  • ILM qualification.
  • PMA qualification.

Knowledge & Skills


  • Evidence of leadership qualities.
  • Awareness of national health and social care policy.
  • Knowledge of best practice in area of specialism.
  • Thorough understanding of expanded roles/professional practice issues.
  • Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information, where persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training, empathic or reassurance skills are required.
  • Able to work without supervision.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft office packages.
  • Proven interpersonal skills.
  • Practice assessor/ supervision skills.
  • Appraisal skills.
  • Evidence of competency in relation to midwifery practices appropriate to the post.


  • Understanding of budget and financial control systems.
  • Research skills.

Physical Skills


  • Ability to assist patients to move as per Trust Moving and Handling Policy.
  • Car driver with access to a car.

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


Sunderland Royal Hospital

Kayll Road



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