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Cheltenham Community Team Leader - Band 7 Maternity

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Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
£40,057 - £45,839 pa
Salary period
16/08/2022 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview

Midwifery Team Leader

Band 7.

Fantastic opportunity for a Team Leader to work in a community Team within the

County of Gloucestershire and leading the team into continuity in 2022

Are you passionate about providing safe and effective, personalised care within the Community setting? Do you have excellent communication skills along with the passion to be a visible and dynamic role model with the ability to support teams of community midwives to deliver a high quality service, whilst ensuring the timely management and resolution of unexpected events and situations?

Main duties of the job

In partnership with women/birthing people, you will support and lead your team by providing informed decision-making regarding place of birth, whether that is at home, in our midwife led birthing units or consultant led obstetric unit, and develop mutually respectful relationships with both women/birthing people and colleagues. This ensures that all women/birthing people have access to the optimal birth environment in accordance with their choice and in line with evidence based practice. Midwives are consequently supported and enabled to practice in the optimal environments for all elements of midwifery care for all women/birthing people (and their families) to enjoy a positive birth experience. You should be an experienced midwife, able to provide antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care in line with the continuity of carer pathway.

Working for our organisation

You will lead your team and facilitate staff to be able to provide a full range of health education, social care and advice to women/birthing people, liaising with multi-disciplinary/agency groups are to continually improve maternity care for childbearing women/people and their families, being responsive to the needs of the women/birthing people and obtain user views as appropriate. Supporting student midwives and junior members of staff as we guide and encourage them through their professional development, as well as receiving excellent senior midwife led support to ensure you fulfil your own personal potential. As our most valuable asset, we understand that that happy fulfilled staff will offer their best, and we aim to achieve this through development and fairness, within a supportive team approach.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To have 24 hour responsibility for leading and coordinating the clinical, managerial and educational requirements for an integrated team of midwives and support workers.

To ensure the delivery of high quality evidence-based midwifery care, monitoring and maintenance of standards in accordance with the UK Law, Nursing and Midwifery Council’s The Code (2018), alongside Trust and EU Guidelines.

To be competent and confident in all areas of midwifery practice and act as an expert resource in midwife-led antenatal care, birth and postnatal care, able to advise other midwives and junior medical staff in clinical matters.

Ensure an effective 24 hour on-call cover and home birth service for a defined caseload of women.

To Lead an integrated community model which works closely with and supports the local birth centre

To work in cooperation with other Team Leaders and the wider multidisciplinary team to coordinate use of resources across the service.

To deputise for the Lead Midwife/Modern Matron for Community based Maternity Services.

To be part of the role out of continuity of carer teams, leading the transformation in your locality and at the point of full role out to effectively support and manage up to 3 continuity teams.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered midwife with NMC
  • Extensive experience in variety of settings
  • Sign-off mentor/Practice Assessor
Desirable criteria
  • Management qualification or willing to undertake
  • NIPE qualification
  • Leadership qualification – i.e. Edward Jenner
  • Quality Improvement project

Knowledge / Experience

Essential criteria
  • Further experience and knowledge of community midwifery/midwifery-led practice
  • Awareness and experience of research and audit
  • Awareness and understanding of risk and clinical governance
  • Able to act as lead resource for staff and service users
  • Understanding of ethics, UK law, NMC standards
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for innovation and delivering change
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in leading clinical teams
  • Awareness of inclusivity for LGBTQ+ and BAME in maternity
  • Experience in dealing with complaints and adverse clinical incidents


Essential criteria
  • Excellent clinical skills e.g. cannulation, perineal repair, homebirths
  • Basic IT skills and TrakCare Competent
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Teaching and aiding development of staff
  • High level of self-motivation and flexibility in approach and attitude

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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

Annie Lester
Job title
Interim Matron, Birth Units & Community Midwifery
Email address
Telephone number
03004 226383