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Community Midwife

Job Reference: 214-W&C19-02-01

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Community Midwifery
King's Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield
£28,050 - £36,644 per ann

Sherwood Forest Hospitals (SFH) We are a multiple award-winning, modern and friendly trust, with a growing reputation for providing outstanding care across our three hospitals and in the Mid Nottinghamshire community. We have a stable leadership team, a clear sense of direction and we are working very closely with our health and local authority partners in the Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), to deliver a better future for the population we serve. Our staff and volunteers strive to ensure patients are at the centre of our decision making.

At SFH we value our staff. We know happy, well supported staff provide high quality care to patients. We want all patients to receive the level of care we expect our friends and family to receive and we are making progress with this aim. We have the highest staff engagement scores across the Midlands and in 2018 the Care Quality Commission assessed us as Good Overall and Outstanding for the Care we provide.

We offer a growing range of staff benefits, excellent training facilities and a modern, well equipped working environment. We are committed to supporting colleagues to maximise their potential and enjoy satisfying careers, underpinned by our staff health and wellbeing strategy; ‘Happy, Healthy, Here’.

If our vision and values appeal to you, now is the time to join #Team SFH.

At Sherwood Forest Hospitals during the last year we cared for approximately 4100 women with 3400 giving birth within our services. Our homebirth rate last year was approximately 3%. We are very proud of our outcomes which are amongst the highest nationally.


Our acute services have been enhanced by our fabulous environment, with the availability of waterbirths and aromatherapy. These compliment the traditional services available from Midwives, Obstetricians, Paediatricians, Anaesthetists and Neonatal services.


Our four Community Midwifery teams cover the market towns of Mansfield, Sutton in Ashfield, Newark & the more rural area of Sherwood. In these community posts, whilst you will be responsible for managing a caseload, you may be required to support within all community teams and work in all areas of midwifery practice. The role includes a mixture of working hour patterns and nights on call to support the needs of the women in our care.


The community teams are also supported by our Lime Green Feeding Team who give women additional support with infant feeding to enhance the experience and continuity for the women.


We offer a comprehensive induction programme, complemented by our generous annual in service training programme.


We are proud to announce that following a recent CQC visit, the Trust has been rated as ‘Good’ overall and ‘Outstanding’ for Care. We are also working very hard to develop new ways of working to meet the recommendations from ‘Better Births’ and see the future as both challenging and exciting.


We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated midwife to join our community team with substantial post registration experience. You will need to be a team player, have excellent organisational and communication skills and be able to demonstrate your continued professional development.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lisa Butler –Senior Midwife for Community. Tel: 01623 622515 X 6225 or email

If you would like this information in an alternative format or in a different language please contact us on 01623 622515 ext 3271. Please note that we no longer accept handwritten/paper applications and that the email address given on your application will be used for all correspondence regarding this post.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close a vacancy before the closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Priority for vacancies at the Trust will be given to existing NHS employees of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust whose roles are currently at risk of redundancy due to organisational change.

Only applications received via NHS Jobs on or before the vacancy's closing date will be considered for short listing. This is to ensure that the Trust meets its commitment to Equality of Opportunity.

In submitting an application, you authorise Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any current and previous NHS Service details and you agree to the Trust obtaining and transferring personal date held about you, including Occupational Health data (inoculations and screening tests). This data will be shared using the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and third party systems via an automated process and will only be used for the purposes of maintaining your employment record.

Please note if you are successful in obtaining this position and the post involves regulated activity you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service check. The Trust will pay for the check initially and the money will then be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a check is £47.69 plus VAT for an enhanced and £29.69 plus VAT for a standard check. Further details of the Disclosure & Barring Service check will be confirmed upon offer of employment.

For further information on the Trust, please visit our website.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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