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Community Midwife - Band 6

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 6
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 Hours Per Week)
Job ref
Furness General Hospital
£33,706 - £40,588 £31,365 - £37,890 Per Annum Pro Rata
Salary period
22/12/2022 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Please note UK NMC Pin is required for this post.

We have some exciting news at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

The Community Midwifery team  based at South Lakes Birth Centre are looking to recruit  enthusiastic and dynamic band 6 midwives.

You will be a passionate, professional and kind midwife embedded in woman centeredness'. Ideally you will be happy to work 30+ hours per week, be a car driver and have a flexible approach to work within the team to provide overnight availability in the form of on call, to help facilitate the home birth service and if acuity demands  as part of the escalation policy to provide care on the South Lakes Birth Centre (normally once or twice per week).

You maybe an experienced Community midwife or a midwife looking for a new career direction.

Newly qualified midwives will also be supported to apply and will be subject to the completion of a 6 month probationary period. 

Main duties of the job

To work as an autonomous practitioner within a multi-disciplinary team.

To work within the community midwifery team and maintain a good 
relationship with other members of the team ensuring the women 
receives optimal care.

To provide high quality women centred maternity care. 

To provide effective leadership, optimise teaching opportunities 
and give support to all grades of staff; planning and directing 
activities to provide the optimal standard of care. 

To give appropriate education to women and their families and 
give necessary care, advice and supervision throughout the 
pregnancy continuum. 

To be happy to work alongside and facilitate the learning of both student midwives and medical students.

To ensure appropriate referral for mother or child, as required to 
other agencies and Specialist midwifery team.

To give necessary care advice and supervision to women and their families, wherever possible/appropriate. 

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Our community services for adults are provided in people’s homes, community centres, clinics, GP Practices, community hospitals and our main hospitals. Our aim is to work with people to help them remain independent, improve their health and manage their conditions through high quality care, advice and support.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.

You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Midwife
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Current driving Licence
Desirable criteria
  • 1st level degree in relevant field


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of clinical competence/to work autonomously within multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to make appropriate clinical decisions and prioritise care needs
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to make appropriate clinical decisions and prioritise care needs

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Committed to CPD of self and others
  • Knowledge of research methodology
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding the role of Research and Development

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Step into healthArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Graham
Job title
Community Midwifery Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01229 403803
Additional information

Alternative Contact - Laura Pratt 

C/O Community Midwives 01229 403803