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Community and Homebirth Support Midwife

Barts Health NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inc
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

We value your experience working alongside us and acknowledge that fulfilled midwives put women at the centre of their work. We want midwives to be part of the woman's family, to develop a mutually respectful and satisfying relationship. We therefore welcome and encourage flexible working, including short and long days of varying hours in the Community Service. Work life balance is a priority here at Whipps Cross Hospital and we are keen to hear how we can support your flexible working and therefore job satisfaction.

You will join a warm, supportive team of midwives who truly care about women's experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. Also providing support through on calls, to support our Homebirth Service.

We are committed in supporting you. We understand and value that each of our midwives are individuals. With individual needs, motivation and aspiration. By working in our Community Midwifery Team, you will be supported by your Team Leader and Matron. Alongside this, you will also have support from our Professional Midwifery Advocates, through Restorative Clinical Supervision, group and 1:1 sessions. You will also have access and support through our well established Employee Wellbeing Service, training, development and other learning opportunities that you may choose to access as part of your personal development.

Whipps Cross Hospital has a reputation for innovation in the care of expectant mothers and their families.

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality, safe, evidence-based, holistic midwifery care to women in all maternity care settings including antenatal care and postnatal care settings as well as labour and birth at home and in the alongside midwifery unit (integrated midwifery services).

As part of our recent review of our establishment, our brand new Homebirth Team will launch in January at Whipps Cross Hospital. You will be joining our Community Midwives who continue to care for women from booking, throughout pregnancy and postnatal period. But also provide support through on calls to support the new Homebirth ServiceThis includes on-calls and being part of the escalation policy. To provide continuity of carer and to work in partnership with the women, to provide women-centred, personalised midwifery care. To support maternity service needs, which may include rotational working.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed job description and person specification. The job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outline the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge that is required.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife - eligible to practice

Skills and Abilities


  • Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels across the Department and Directorate
  • The ability to communicate with patients in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures.
  • demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable and friendly manner
  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge
  • Ability to do self reflection carry out tasks of own job and identify what he/she needs to learn to do the role better
  • Ability to take an active role in agreed learning activities and keeps a record of them

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Whipps Cross University Hospital


E11 1NR

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