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Midwife Practitioner - Community

Job Reference: 197-HF4800-L

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Queen Elizabeth Hospital & University Hospital Lewisham, London
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum plus HCA

Lewisham and Greenwich Trust provides hospital and community services for more than 526,000 people across south east London. We put patients at the heart of everything we do, which is reflected in the positive feedback we receive. We are a friendly and dynamic place to work, with high levels of job satisfaction and excellent transport links serving our two hospitals – University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Greenwich.

We are seeking dedicated, motivated people to help us provide high quality care to our local communities. In return for your hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

We are currently recruiting Community Midwives who are dedicated to providing evidence based and women centred care to complement our existing community teams We need midwives who are competent and confident at facilitating and supporting normality in childbirth. You must be highly motivated, enthusiastic, experienced and woman-centered to join our well-established Midwifery teams and become part of our multi award winning service.

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, is a large Trust facilitating care to approximately 8000 mothers and their babies every year. We have two busy obstetric units; one on the Queen Elizabeth, Woolwich site and the other on the Lewisham site. Both sites have beautiful, well established, co-aligned Birth Centres with the Lewisham Site named as a beacon site by the Midwifery Unit Network (MUNet) in 2018.

We have a Consultant midwife on each site who are working together to support our maternity staff in promoting and facilitating normality. We are aiming to support 25% of women accessing our care to birth outside of the Obstetric units and another part of their strategy is to decrease our Caesarean section rates

Our whole maternity service is exciting and innovative and due to this, we received a CQC rating of ‘Good’ in 2017 following on from winning the 2016 RCM award for Midwifery Service of the Year. A few more of our recent achievements include:

  • The RCM Public Health Award 2016
  • A number of our students have achieved Student midwife of the year awards from BJM and MMA
  • Official accreditation of being a Baby Friendly Units, Level 3, on both sites
  • Our infant feeding adviser at QEH won the BJM Peer supporter in improving BF award, 2018
  • One of our incredible mentors made the Nursing time finals for Mentor of the Year award
  • Our vulnerable families team, Indigo, won the Maternity Team of the year MMA, 2018
  • Our PDM at UHL won BJM Award for use of midwifery in technology 2018
  • Patient safety award 2018
  • POPPIE team won a NIHR award 2018

We look forward to welcoming you to help us achieve even more in the future.

Our diverse client population provides us with constant challenges and we strive to deliver the highest standard of care. We have considerable expertise at caring for women with complex and high risk needs and our specialist midwives consistently provide the highest standard of multi-disciplinary care.

The Trust is currently involved in several research projects including meeting the requirements of Better Births regarding continuity of carer.

With a total of 12 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. You will be based in the community either in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, London Borough of Lewisham or London Borough of Bexley We encourage development of staff and the discussion and exploration of new ideas to improve services.

This post will involve supporting our 24-hour home birth service. In order to facilitate you in maintaining your intrapartum skills our community midwives also deliver care in our Midwifery led birthing units either at Lewisham or Greenwich Birthing Centre.

We see staff development at the core of our vision for the future of our service and are aiming to provide the best professional development package for Midwives in London; combining local and national expertise. Working with experts to develop skills in all areas of midwifery practice will assist our Midwives and support staff to provide the very best maternity care. If you have vision, are dynamic and motivated with a commitment to providing and developing a first class service then Lewisham and Greenwich Maternity services want you. Please read the Personal and Job specifications carefully. You should provide evidence in your application of the essential qualities required and why you would be an asset to our Midwifery Team. We test all shortlisted candidates prior to interview on Risk Assessment and Medicines Management. Invites to testing and interview will be sent to Personal e-mail addresses, please ensure one is provided on your application.

We have strong links with Greenwich, Kings College and South Bank Universities to support further study and professional development.

This position will include On-Call and Weekend obligations. Car driver essential. This post is not suitable for newly-qualified Midwives.

Staff have access to a salary sacrifice scheme which includes lease car hire.

Testing date: 13.05.19

Interviews to be held: 20.05.19
For further details / informal visits contact:

Lynn Bayes, Midwifery Matron for Community, Antenatal Clinic and Birth Centre, Lewisham Site via or 0208 333 3000 x 6177, who will be happy to discuss this role further.


Julie Stead, Midwifery Matron for Community, Antenatal Clinic and Birth Centre, Queen Elizabeth Site via or 020 8836 6236 (Queen Elizabeth, who will be happy to discuss this role further.

If you would like to visit the Trust please contact Kathryn Schwencke, (QEW) Recruitment and Retention Midwife,

Applicants who wish to apply to undertake RTP placements / courses need to apply directly to the Trust and can do so via the Clinical Practice Facilitator; Mina Hayford via Email on or 0208 836 5295.

Please note that the as part of the application process, you may need to complete a short values based pre-application question. Your responses to the question will impact on whether or not you are able to successfully continue with your application. Please have a look on our website to find out more information before you start the pre-application question. If you are unsuccessful with the pre-application question, it means that you are not in harmony with our values. We thank you for your interest in Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

For vacancies where a high volume of applications are received, we reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Due to the volume of applications for some posts, it may not be possible for us to contact all applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful.

If you have a disability which makes completing an application form difficult please contact:

For substantive Non Clinical roles Non Medical Recruitment on 020 8836 5770; for Clinical roles at QEH Medical Staffing on 020 8836 6777/6749, Clinical roles at UHL call 020 8333 3215, 020 8333 3147, for Temporary Staffing roles, please contact Bank Recruitment Office on 020 8836 6825/5302, quoting the vacancy reference number.

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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