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Band 7 Rotational Midwife - Team Leader

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 7 Midwife - Team Leader Community Midwifery Teams:

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced midwife to lead one of our community teams.

The post require an enthusiastic, committed midwife to join our established dynamic and forward thinking maternity team.

The midwife will be a highly motivated practitioner with a vision to support women and families through their pregnancy, birth and postnatal period.

The post holder will be part of a team of highly trained, dedicated midwives with excellent organisational and communication skills. The post holder will require the skills to help the team to working toward providing maternity continuity of carer.

The midwife must be able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills, be a caring and compassionate individual focused on providing excellent quality care, working within the values held by Royal Free London NHS Trust.

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust became a new enlarged organisation on 1st July 2014. We now consist of the Royal Free Hospital, Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital. We provide maternity services across a large part of North and Central London and we have services based across the community.

Main duties of the job

  • To work autonomously, managing and overseeing practitioners and their caseload whilst working as part of the multidisciplinary team, delivering individualised care.
  • Act as a role model, demonstrating high standards of care and providing expert and professional clinical leadership in the specialist areas.
  • Demonstrate appropriate expert practice and highly specialist advice in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care. Provide professional and clinical leadership and expertise in the specialty and to act as a resource for education and clinical expertise in the midwifery service.
  • Promote and deliver high standards of practice at all times and assist in the development of the specialist service, through the use of evidence based practice and clinical standards.

See attached JD for full description of duties

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Work in accordance with the NMCs rules and code of conduct for midwives.
  • Maintain and develop professional knowledge and competence in accordance within the NMC recommendations.
  • Act as a role model for midwifery practice to all staff within the directorate.
  • Participate in the teaching and dissemination of professional and clinical knowledge to all learners and members of staff.
  • Provide a mentor support system for students and midwives within the Midwifery practice.
  • Arrange and develop orientation programmes, which familiarise new members of staff with the organisational and clinical demands of the unit and Midwifery practice.
  • Ensure that working conditions are safe in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • To be fully informed of the risk management strategy, be responsible for reporting incidents, risk assessment and development of action plans to reduce risk and complaints.

See attached JD for full description of duties & responsibilities

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • R.M
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Willingness to undertake NIPE
  • Mentorship Qualification



  • Experience at Band 6 in all aspects of midwifery care
  • Experience of ward management
  • Experience of conflict management
  • Experience of Data Collection and Analysis
  • Ability to prioritise workload and delegate as required
  • Evidence of child protection awareness and training

Skills & Aptitudes


  • I.T. Literacy
  • Commitment to educating junior staff.
  • Effective role modelling
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Understanding of current midwifery issues
  • Sensitivity to the diverse needs of women
  • Knowledge of change management
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to produce high standards of documentation

Qualities & Atributes


  • Flexibility
  • Commitment to women- centred care
  • Commitment to furthering knowledge and responsibility



  • Self-motivating with the ability to motivate/lead and manage a team of staff
  • Ability to practice within a fully integrated maternity service
  • Commitment to the advancement of an integrated maternity service.
  • Evidence of initiating and implementing change processes.
  • Knowledge and experience of risk management.
  • Understanding of complaints management.
  • Ability to relate NMC Midwives Rules, Code of Practice, The Scope of Professional Practice, Standards for the Administration of Medicines
  • Ability to assess care needs, develop and implement programmes of care
  • Ability to use own initiative.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Trust Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the trust values

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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