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Midwife Band 6

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

We are looking for midwives to join our expanding maternity family. We are fortunate to be able to offer new and exciting opportunities within our team and its a fantastic time to be a part of this new journey here with us at Birmingham Womens Hospital.

Provision of seamless maternal care and wellbeing for all women, is at the forefront of our practice. Our midwives strive to provide holistic care and pride ourselves on expertise, knowledge and the delivery of evidence based, women centred enhanced midwifery care.

As a Band 6 Midwife at Birmingham Womens Hospital you will have the opportunity to rotate between our hospital wards (antenatal and/or postnatal) and delivery suite. The rotational positions are offered with flexibility, working with you to develop the programme and timeframes for working within each department. We also have opportunities within our core delivery suite team, High Dependency team or Triage team if your passion is with intrapartum care.

Main duties of the job

As a large Trust we also have our dedicated Continuity of Carer teams, a Fetal Medicine Department and a range of specialist midwives across the service including; diabetes, haematology, sonography, NIPE, practice development, fetal monitoring and screening.

Why should you come and join us at Birmingham Womens Hospital?

Opportunities to gain further development/qualifications and career progression e.g. NIPE Qualification, Management Matters, Leadership and Management, Aromatherapy etc.

A flexible working approach for example, we can offer full or part time hours with a supportive flexible working policy.

Staff improvement huddles as a midwife with us you will have a key involvement in continuous service improvement initiatives and driving changes within the department.

Multi-disciplinary team working.

Professional Midwifery Advocates (PMAs) who provide expert clinical supervision, support and guidance when needed.

Special interest groups we have team members supporting specifically with safeguarding, audit, student mentorship, infant feeding, infection control, equality and diversity and more.

Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust is a centre of excellence in healthcare for women and their families within the West Midlands and beyond. We are a referral centre for diverse, high risk pregnancies and provide excellent standards of care for all women. We have gained Unicef Level 3 Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families.

Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care; more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas. Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care. Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of completion of band 5 preceptorship programme
  • Effective internet and IT skills
  • IV drug administration
  • Epidural Management
  • Perineal suturing
  • CTG interpretation
  • Able to demonstrate awareness of research related to midwifery practice
  • Positive attitude to change and inspires confidence
  • Demonstrates innovation
  • Cannulation and suturing knowledge and skills


  • Waterbirth

Professional/Managerial and Specialist Knowldge


  • Demonstrates evidence of commitment to professional development.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of role of facilitator and evidence of ability to educate others.
  • Evidence of good written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrates understanding of the importance of supportive working in a team.
  • Ability to understand and adhere to the equal opportunities policy
  • Willing to complete all mandatory training
  • Willing to work on established Nursing/Midwifery information systems,
  • EPR or the relevant information system related to post

Personal Skills, Abilities and Attributes


  • Resource for communication with and dissemination of information from the multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work days / nights/ flexible shifts.
  • Rotation in all areas of the unit including the core and group practice
  • Strategies to cope with stress / work pressures.
  • Demonstrate alignment with the values and beliefs of the Trust
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of equality and inclusion in the delivery of this role
  • Team working
  • Punctual and flexible across hours of work when required

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Professional decision making skills
  • Confident and competent midwife practitioner



  • Registered Midwife BSc or equivalent degree
  • Evidence of professional progression
  • NMC Midwife registration
  • Mentorship

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, 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. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Womens Hospital Nhs Trust

Mindelsohn Way


B15 2TG

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