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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/02/2020.

Homebirth Midwife

Job Reference: 259-2290260NUH

Barts Health NHS Trust
Newham Community Midiwfery Services
Newham University Hospital, London
£34,961 to £42,010 per annum inc

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

It is a very exciting time for our Maternity Services at Newham University Hospital Barts Health NHS Trust providing maternity care to women and families from the local population and surrounding areas. Come and join our midwifery team as we rise to meet the challenges of today’s changing maternity climate. We would like to invite you to join our excellent friendly forward thinking team who are all striving to maintain a high quality standard maternity service where you will be a valued member of the Team.

In the community you will follow the women from Booking appointments through to the postnatal period with a view to support the Better Births Agenda for Continuity of Carer. You will gain a true sense of autonomy whilst building therapeutic relationships with the women. This will also involve working alongside the multidisciplinary team to plan and support women’s care and her choices. This may include creating individualised plans for women whose births choices may fall outside guidelines. You will be working in a small team that will provide women centred safe care according to their individual needs with the opportunity to develop and work in a case loading model of care for women and families.

Barts Health NHS Trust has a world-wide reputation for innovation in the care of mothers to be, each birth is very special to us and we strive to make every birth as normal as possible, no matter what the complications. Our local community is home to families from a diverse mix of ethnicity, social and health needs. We have a Level 3 Neonatal Unit situated at the Royal London Site, a Level 2 Neonatal Unit situated at the Newham Site and we have excellent facilities in Fetal Medicine.

Newham Hospital is situated in the heart of East London and we have easy access to very good public transport links. We provide Maternity Services to approximately 6700 women a year and accommodate our women in very modern up to date facilitates. We have co-located midwifery-led unit and a stand-alone midwife-led unit at Barking.

There are superb opportunities for training and career development which includes a comprehensive orientation programme, education links with City University, University of Greenwich and London Southbank University. We have a state of the art simulation centre to support high fidelity multi-disciplinary obstetric emergency training, as well as a bespoke and comprehensive in-service education programme. At Barts health we are committed to equal opportunities.

We are looking for Midwives to join our Home Birth team working in partnership with the community midwifery teams who are highly motivated midwives with a passion and commitment to provide high quality care for women, enabling them to have a positive pregnancy and birth experience.


  • Registered midwife, with a minimum of one year’s post registration experience
  • Possess appropriate clinical skills and knowledge with evidence of personal and professional development that will support the registered midwife role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a flexibility and willingness to participate in developing new working practices to ensure the provision of high standards of holistic care for women within your sphere of responsibility
  • Be able to undertake on call commitments
  • Ensures high quality and safe care for women and families accessing the service
  • Supporting the Team Leader in achieving good working environment for staff and promote innovation within women service
  • Car driver Desirable

We can offer you:

  • Birth experience. In the alongside Birth Centre Or Barking Birth Centre on a monthly basis
  • Experience with homebirths. With dedicated support from the wider community team, a 24/7 homebirth rota and frequent Homebirth workshop sessions available to support you in practice.
  • Truly autonomous practise. By working independently.
  • Continuity. With women and families and improved patient experience which is fulfilling. Helping to build relationships and improve job satisfaction.
  • Change. Each day is not the same. You will be working in antenatal clinics, attending homebirths, off to the birth centre, running antenatal classes or doing postnatal visits.
  • Support. By a dedicated team leader and your midwifery team. Supernumerary orientation time is provided.
  • Pay. Your mileage and petrol are paid for. You continue to receive unsociable hours and extra duty payments

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact

Shetal Parmar 0207 055 5526 Email:

Jade Debono Email:

Interview date:. 02.03.2020

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Our people strategy for 2019-2022 sets out our priorities and an action plan to meet our ambition. In this strategy, we set out the deal we are offering to you in return for living and breathing our values so that they shape everything that you do every single day.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

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By applying for this post you are agreeing to Barts Heath NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

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