Team Midwife Vacancy

  • Location: Wirral covering Wallasey, West Kirby and Birkenhead.
  • These areas cover the following postcodes:
    CH60, CH61, CH62, CH63, CH41, CH42, CH43, CH44, CH45, CH46, CH47, CH 48 & CH49
  • Salary: £24,000 - £37,350
  • Start Date: 1st January 2017 or as soon after as possible
  • Job type: Full time – Permanent
  • Suitable for newly qualified

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One to One Midwives was conceived by midwives and continues to be developed by midwives One to One was established to provide a unique and innovative model of midwifery care that ensures midwives have the opportunity to practice autonomous midwifery for their own caseload of women. One to One have offered services to women within Western Cheshire since 2013 we are in such demand that we are currently looking to expand our services in the area and are looking for self-directed midwives to join our team midwifery model 

Team midwifery within One to One aims to support midwives to provide care for a defined caseload of women. The team model is based on a nurturing and supportive culture, underpinned by strong principles and values to enable you to be a skilled, autonomous and confident midwife within a positive, supportive environment. 

Each team midwife will have sole responsibility for her own caseload but with the opportunity to manage a work/life balance through a supportive and flexible on call rota. This way of working will provide all the benefits of building and developing meaningful relationships with women and their families but with time for you and your family. One of the main benefits of working this way is that you will have the added opportunity of arranging your working week in collaboration and partnership with your team, to create flexible and innovative ways to meet the demands of providing a high level of continuity of carer and achieve a positive work/life balance for yourself. 

The One to One team midwife will be responsible for the provision of midwifery care for all low risk women and will be the care navigator for those women who require a multi disciplinary approach for achieving safe effective care. This will require excellent communication skills across all professional relationships. 

One to One achieve excellent outcomes and are constantly seeking to improve on these with an innovative approach to service delivery. Therefore, as a One to One team midwife you will be constantly seeking to improve the care of women and their families and will be an empowered and passionate advocate for all women but specifically for women who require shared care across multiple disciplines. You will be joining a service with the highest homebirth rate in the country and who is already at the forefront of delivering on the recommendations of the Better Births Report 2016. 


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To achieve these outcomes, One to One sees teamwork as vital and being able to participate as a proactive and passionate team member is a vital element to our success and the success of individual teams. You will support your team members by participating in on call requirements, attendance at meetings and engaging in continuing professional development opportunities. Caseloads are allocated democratically and women are placed at the very centre of their care and are seen as active partners in not just their care delivery but in how the service is shaped in the future. 

One to One midwives take time to get to know each other and use this knowledge to work to support each other’s needs. One to One engenders respect for our colleagues but more importantly we want midwives to be happy and enjoy their work. 

You will be actively encouraged to participate in employee engagement opportunities, including forums which will provide opportunities to shape how the One to One evolves in the future. 

Reasons to consider relocating to Wirral:

Placed between Liverpool and North Wales, overlooking the River Dee, Welsh hills and River Mersey, the beautiful Wirral Peninsula is fantastic for walks, outdoor activities and cosy pubs. 

Wirral is home to some of the finest restaurants and food producers in the North West. Savour gourmet treats at the Michelin-starred Fraiche restaurant, visit a gastropub for a relaxed meal, or head to one of the farm shops or farmers’ markets to meet Wirral food heroes and taste local produce. 

Explore the historic Port Sunlight Village, built by Lord Lever for his factory workers. You can learn more about the village’s history at the fascinating Port Sunlight Museum. 

Birkenhead Priory is the oldest standing building on Merseyside, encapsulating so much of the town's history within a small, enclosed site. For a more recent piece of history, visit the Wirral Tramway & Transport Museum - a celebration of Birkenhead's place in the history of public transport. 

The rejuvenated New Brighton seaside resort has been restored to its former glory, with watersports on the Marine Lake, beach walks and attractions like the Light Cinema, Floral Pavilion Theatre and Championship Adventure Golf. Hoylake and West Kirby are also great coastal towns to visit in Wirral.

What we offer you

  • Although we recognize that a One to One midwife is an autonomous practitioner our model of care provides you with access to peers and senior colleagues for support with clinical decisions, IT development and proficiency, governance processes but above all for a listening ear.
  • Ongoing mentorship and support is one of the things that makes working for One to One unique. Specialist support and advice is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This support is often by phone but can be face to face if necessary. We have developed a specialist coaching role that facilitates shared decision making and empowers our midwives to be autonomous in not just their clinical decisions but in operational and financial decisions as well.
  • Pay scale is commensurate with NHS Agenda for Change with an additional recognition for on call commitment. The starting salary is in line with a Band 6 and progression is on an annual basis.
  • One to One will participate in a pension scheme from April 2017 but there will be various options in managing an existing pension if you are already participating in one. This information will be available on request but we advice that each applicant seeks independent financial advice on their own personal circumstances.
  • One to One offers a fair and transparent approach to sickness and absence and due to the flexibility and self management our sickness rate is less than 3%. Sick pay is supported through a personal proactive approach as we recognize that each midwife will have their own individual circumstances should sickness occur.
  • One to One, as an NHS funded provider, will honour employees who have a continuous NHS service and for those employees who commence employment with One to One with evidence of NHS service will be entitled to the following:

On appointment

35 days (over 365 days)

After 5 years

37 days (over 365 days)

After 10 years

39 days (over 365 days)

Unleashing your potential

One to One believes that it is in our interest that everyone fulfils their potential. For a One to One midwife it is paramount that you can practice autonomously but within a framework of evidence based care. This approach not only promotes and normalises pregnancy and birth but quite simply saves lives. The One to One still birth rate is 3.4 per 1000 births which is significantly lower than the national or regional rate but we also have a lower morbidity rate for women and babies, with a low instrumental birth rate and c/section rate and a low perineal tear rate.

This is why we expect our midwives to be as committed to their professional development as we are. It is why we expect our midwives to drive their careers and make it their business to improve themselves. Our learning and development programme is based on a framework of promoting midwives to develop the ‘art’ of midwifery and constantly explore opportunities to support women and their families in the physiology of birth.

We do this by:

  • providing 10 days protected time to undertake training and development annually
  • Continuing professional development opportunities in mentorship, examination of the newborn, emergency skills in the home environment.
  • Training in hypnobirthing
  • Access to a bespoke roadshow that supports normality and is facilitated by One to One midwives who have developed these skills in their own practice.

Every midwife is empowered to develop and grow and a One to One midwife has a mindfulness and curiousness that is constantly seeking to improve.

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