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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/04/2020.

Band 6 Community Midwife

Job Reference: 295-40142BB

University Hospitals Birmingham (Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull)
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
£31,365 to £37,890 pa pro-rata

“Defined by our people”

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe’s largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is “To Build Healthier Lives”.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Recruitment Team phone number: 0121 424 8993 (Option 4).

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Do you want to make a difference to families and their community?

Here is an excellent opportunity for you as a committed, caring, experienced midwife to utilise and develop the full range of your clinical skills and enhance the community midwifery service.

Working in a diverse community as part of a supportive team and with links to other family services Family Nurse Partnership, Children’s centres, Family support workers, GP's and Health Visitors you will carry a caseload providing holistic care for women and their families, promoting normality and home birth as well as supporting women with high-risk pregnancies during the period from conception to parenthood.

You will be supported by the Trust with training, supervision, specialist midwives to develop your practice further.

We have permanent and secondment positions for enthusiastic and highly motivated individual who enjoys the challenges of working in a team of community midwives working from the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

The primary aim of this post is to provide antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care to women in the community/hospital environment. You will embrace the challenges of working in a community team. You will have the opportunity to provide women with support during their labour in the home and hospital setting and have an opportunity to be a part of the continuity of care model that this trust provides.

You will be expected to be responsible for your own caseload and clinics in the community on a day to day basis. You will be expected to work weekdays and weekends and to be on call overnight. You may be requested to act up for the team leader as required. You will work closely with a multidisciplinary team to provide women with timely care either in the home or other setting.

You will need to be a band 6 Midwife. You will need to be a car driver with own vehicle and will need to be able to meet the travel requirements of the post.

You will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of training with regards to various studies, trials and proposed changes to procedures and protocols.

Opportunities are available to undertake postgraduate courses and in-house training.

Informal discussions are welcomed and you should contact Debra Adams Matron Solihull Birth Centre on 0121 424 5787 (Solihull) / 07740066686.

Closing date 5th April 2020

Interviews will be held on 17th April 2020


All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us, this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences‎.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc will be given.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Internal applicants who are interested in accessing professional support for interview preparation should read the attached Aspire document.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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