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Band 6 Community Midwife - Dagenham

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum inclusive Part time pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024
To provide antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care to women and babies during their pregnancy, birth and aftercare.

You will be based in the community setting and will have the opportunity to practice all of your midwifery skills. We currently operate both a traditional community midwifery service as well as team based Continuity of Care (CoC) models.

To meet the needs of the women we serve you will also need to cover the homebirth on-call service, we have opportunities for being involved in Pan London working , involvement in projects across East London's Local Maternity System (LMS) in relation to maternity transformation, great opportunities for partnership working particularly with our Children's and Maternity Safeguarding teams. You will need to be confident in working alone and as part of a supportive community midwifery team

We are keen on talent management and professional development at BHRUT, so you will be actively encouraged to develop your career with access to further training opportunities such as Examination of the Newborn.As a new starter to the Trust you will have an individualised orientation programme designed to support and guide you in your first weeks, you will be supported to attend training and education programmes, alongside access to aspiring Band 7-8a/b/d development packages, and you will receive ongoing support from our fabulous in house Education Team and senior midwifery team.

Main duties of the job

Are you a dynamic, passionate and innovative midwife? Do you want to be in charge of your own caseload and run your own clinics? Are you inspired to support low risk women to birth in their own home?If you can answer yes to any or all of the above, we would like to talk to you as we are currently recruiting Community Midwives.BHRUT is one of the most forward thinking Maternity units in London and Essex, servicing a hugely diverse population across a large geographical area. We are the second largest single site maternity service in the UK, meaning that brings you both midwifery and wider opportunities that other Trusts simply cannot.With a total of 12 geographically based midwifery teams providing a full range of antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care (alongside specialist midwifery care), we are a large workforce looking after a diverse population.We are looking soon to expand the number of teams currently offering intrapartum care as part of our Better Births and maternity transformational plans.

About us

We provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. Most of our 7,800 permanent staff live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals and we operate from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Community Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

We're pleased to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The Elective Surgical Hub at King George Hospital is one of eight to be accredited as part of a national scheme the Care Quality Commission has raised the ratings for urgent and emergency care at Queen's and King George hospitals and data released by NHS England showed that the Trust was the most improved in 2023 for reducing waits for emergency care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also part of the North East London Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Nadeem Arif, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5938. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Degree in midwifery or equivalent
  • Driving Licence


  • NIPE course
  • Mentorship qualification



  • Experience in CoC team



  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Community Unit Midwives



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