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Midwife - Birth Centre Core Midwife

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
If you have the passion for providing holistic personalised and individualised care, working within the philosophy of birth centre setting, working collaboratively, this is the perfect role for you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic birth centre core midwife to be part of the exciting relaunch of the Singleton Unit Birth Centre. You will be leading the way to support women and birthing people who opt to birth their babies within this newly reopened unit.

There will be opportunity in this core role to work within all maternity settings at the William Harvey Hospital.

We have our Maternity and Neonatal Improvement programme, an exciting time to join EKHUFT, where we can offer you a rewarding, flexible and supportive role, providing a full range of midwifery care.

Being part of the team, you will have the opportunity to take a lead role in line with your personal development goals and work with families to drive the service forward.

Main duties of the job

  • Be responsible for being part of the core team on a day to day basis and ensure dynamic risk assessments for women, birthing people and staff are effective.
  • Maintaining a high standard of midwifery care through planning, implementing and evaluating needs of all women and birthing people in order to ensure safe, effective and high-quality care.
  • Confident in providing care throughout the pregnancy continuum, with a specific focus on intrapartum and postnatal care.
  • Can demonstrate competencies in undertaking waterbirths, Perineal repair and cannulation.
  • Can confidently recognise and manage obstetric emergencies and transfers to the labour ward setting.
  • Support the developing role of the midwife by contributing to the change process through leadership, research, audit, education, training and clinical practice.
  • Maintain a high standard of record keeping.
  • Maintain contemporaneous with evidence-based midwifery practice, liaising with the wider multidisciplinary team when care falls outside of guidance.
  • Liaise with the Midwife co-ordinator and attend daily site meetings as required.
  • Be part of a helping hand on call roster to support the unit when in escalation. This will include ad hoc support to labour ward, triage and the antenatal/ postnatal ward.
  • Shows leadership skills for all midwifery staff within the department, maintaining clinical / professional competence and credibility.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification



  • 2 years experience
  • Ability to motivate and support a team
  • Competent in the use of IT and computer skills, word processing and report writing


  • demonstrates advanced skills
  • Works well under pressure



  • Practice Assessor/Supervisor
  • Registered Midwife with NMC
  • Relevant health related degree


  • NIPE examiner
  • Teaching qualification
  • NLS Course
  • PROMPT Trainer
  • Masters Degree or working towards



  • Demonstrate evidence of team working
  • Evidence of excellent knowledge of Obstetric emergencies
  • Good knowledge base regarding clinical information systems and the appropriate application of IT to clinical practice
  • Able to articulate personal development needs and those of colleagues


  • Has experience of undertaking audits
  • Competent in the use of databases and spreadsheets



  • Significant Experience at Band 6 within the NHS.
  • Demonstrate evidence of clinical practice and working within the birth centre setting.
  • Ability to manage and undertake all clinical roles within all clinical settings, including, waterbirth, perineal suturing and intrapartum care
  • Knowledge of current local and national midwifery agenda and priorities


  • Previous core team member of an MLU.
  • Experience of undertaking care outside of guidance risk assessments.
  • Experience of service change/ project work

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


William Harvey Hospital

kennington Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0LZ


TN24 0LZ

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