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Band 7 Community Midwife - Team Leader

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
28 May 2024
As part of our recruitment strategy, we are looking to appoint a self-motivated, enthusiastic, dynamic Community Midwife Team Leader.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the community leaders who cover Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals.

Our community team care for a diverse group of women and families providing high quality midwifery care. The community midwife teams work in a named midwife model in GP practices, Children's centres and at home. The service is led by the Community Matron and each team compromises of the Team Leader, Community Midwives, Maternity Support Workers and Community Administrators. Appointed applicants will be well supported and offered a personalised orientation on appointment.

Main duties of the job

The Team Leader will need highly developed communication skills enabling maintenance of high-quality service and ensuring timely management and resolution of unexpected events and situations.

To be able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate midwifery care, using a holistic and innovative approach to practice and to develop a plan of care, which is women centred and evidence based.

Be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of Trust and Professional Midwifery policies and procedures and implement and advise on these accordingly.

Support, supervise and teach less junior staff, students, supports workers on the relevant clinical and non-clinical procedures and practices. Act as a practice assessor and mentor to students as required

To be accountable with own actions in accordance with professional regulations, you will contribute to corporate objectives acting within local, trust, and statutory guidelines and polices at all times.

Strong leadership skills and the ability to manage service needs, this may include acting up for the community matron.

Available for advice and support for team members when problems arise.

Participate in Clinical Governance by reporting serious incidents and taking a proactive role in service development.

Participate in programmes of parent education and within the hospital/community setting.

Ensuring the safety of mothers and babies at all times.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Registered Midwife with current NMC Registration
  • *Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • *Relevant mentoring training


  • *Examination of the new-born course
  • *Recruitment and selection training



  • *Significant community experience at a Band 6 level
  • *Significant all round midwifery experience
  • *Knowledge of national maternity targets and initiatives
  • *Sound knowledge of trust guidelines particularly in relation to antenatal, postnatal and home births
  • *Experience/evidence of coordinating a maternity ward/clinical/community area
  • *knowledge of safeguarding and child protection issues and when to take action
  • *Ability to safely use medical devices and other equipment required for midwifery practice

Additional Criteria


  • *Professional with an caring and sensitive approach
  • *Positive and enthusiastic
  • *Good interpersonal communication skills
  • *Excellent communication skills and ability to maintain clear, concise, contemporaneous records
  • *good problem solving and decision marking skills
  • *Participation in clinical audit research
  • *Evidence of supporting women's choice.
  • *Ability to influence and facilitate change
  • *Strong Leadership skills
  • *Good organisational skills
  • *able to delegate staff and maintain day to day management of service needs
  • *Ability to write reports and complete audits
  • *Full UK driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E


West Midlands

B9 5SS

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