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Continuity of Carer Midwife (Homebirth Team)

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024
The midwifery teams at WUTH provide care to approximately 3200 women and their families in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period, both low and high-risk women. Encompassed within the unit is a Level 3 Unit for Neonatal Services, Children's Services and Women's Unit. We have a reputation for innovation in providing high-quality care to women in a hospital/community setting.

The successful candidate will be autonomous practitioner, taking responsibility for the provision of care throughout the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods for women and babies in the hospital/community setting. You will also support the team/ward in the effective management of the clinical area. You will support, supervise and teach staff/students evidence-based client centred care, which is of a high standard, being responsible for ensuring that all care is delivered according to Trust policies and procedures and maintaining associated records of care.

Main duties of the job

The post is advertised for a midwife who is passionate about home birth and low risk midwifery care. You will work with in Highfield midwifery team. Highfield is an award winning team that cares for women who would like a home birth or to birth their baby in Seacombe Birth Centre. Since 2018 Highfield team has increased WUTH home birth rate, and continue to promote choice of birth setting.

As a Highfield midwife you will be rostered for day and night on call for birth availability. You will also have a caseload of 1:36 women per year per WTE. The team covers the all of Wirral. Highfield team are seven midwives who are dynamic and passionate about midwifery.

If you enjoy low risk evidence-based and individualised midwifery care, then this could be the post for you. . You should have excellent interpersonal skills and a clear demonstration of the ability to provide personalised maternity care. You should have a clear commitment to current developments and initiatives within the Midwifery arena and sound knowledge of current issues in the public health agenda.

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the Northwest of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high-quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider Northwest footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide, and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description for further informationabout the Continuity of Carer Midwife (Homebirth Team) position available at WUTH.

If successful in this role, there is a requirement for you to have a standard/enhanced DBS. This will be paid for by the Trust and then deducted from your salary over a period of 3 month.

As this vacancy is within the division of Womens and Childrens, there is a mandatory requirement for successful applicants to join the DBS update service. The cost of joining the update service is �13 per year, and applicants are liable to cover this cost with no reimbursement from the Trust. Further details of how to join the update service will be provided upon appointment.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • Registered Midwife currently on the NMC register with relevant Diploma/Degree
  • At least one year post registration experience


  • Mentorship qualification

Knowledge and Skills


  • Valid and relevant preceptorship programme completed
  • Experience in all areas of midwifery
  • Detailed knowledge of maternity IT systems

Personal Attributes


  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Good interpersonal and listening skills
  • Demonstrates leadership skills and initiative
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills
  • Good record keeping and presentation skills
  • Flexible approach to working hours and practice
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Ability to deal with conflict and challenging situations

Other Requirements


  • Access to form of transport
  • Occupational Health Clearance

Knowledge and Skills


  • Maintain an awareness of issues relating to midwifery and the national agenda
  • Robust awareness of safeguarding processes

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Arrowe Park Hospital

Arrow Park Road


CH49 5PE

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