Midwife - Serenity Midwifery Led Unit

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
1 Oct 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, enthusiastic midwife to join our established midwifery team based within the award winning Serenity Birth Centre at City Hospital.

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated, ambitious, kind and enthusiastic midwife to join our team who are committed to providing high quality, women centred care. We have level 2 Baby friendly accreditation and rated GOOD at the last CQC inspection.

As a trust, we care for approximately 5000 births every year and cover a very diverse population. This is an exciting opportunity for Band 6 midwives, (or Band 5 midwives approaching completion of their preceptorship program), who are passionate about making a difference, to join our team of highly skilled midwives in maternity as we prepare to move to our brand new hospital site in 2024.

We want to help you develop and enhance your skills and maximise your potential in all aspects of midwifery. We actively encourage staff development and have a fantastic clinical education team to provide our in house, multidisciplinary professional development training. We have excellent links with local universities for post registration development and can offer additional training and development in Complementary Therapies.

Main duties of the job

Successful candidates will be based within the alongside Serenity Midwifery Led Unit.

Successful candidates should have experience in all areas of maternity care, with recent intrapartum experience. You will require excellent clinical decision making skills and be able to act as the lead practitioner for labour and birth in the midwife led setting. You must be able to work as part of a team, with the ability to take the lead within the birth centre and work effectively with the wider multi -disciplinary team where required. NIPE competency is required but training can be provided. Experience of complementary therapies is desirable but not essential as we offer both aromatherapy and reflex zone therapy within the AMLU.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises. As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024. If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding. The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details about what this role entails

    At Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust, we strive to be at the forefront of innovative midwifery care. We are a friendly center serving a demographically diverse population. We are proud to be dedicated to womens healthcare, we are committed to offering choice for the women and their families we provide care for each year.

    Our maternity unit includes a Consultant Led Obstetric Unit consisting of high risk labour and birth rooms (including one fixed birth pool room), Enhanced Maternal Care beds, 2 obstetric theatres and recovery areas, a bereavement suite and maternity triage area. We also have a 21 bedded postnatal ward and 21 bedded antenatal / transitional care ward. The Serenity Midwife Led Unit, our award winning alongside birth centre, has five birth rooms and a dedicated assessment area to support 1200 births per year.

    Person Specification



    • Have completed a rotational preceptorship from Band 5 to Band 6
    • Recent intrapartum experience


    • Recent MLU experience



    • Registered Midwife on the NMC register


    • NIPE qualification
    • Teaching / Assessing Qualification

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust

    Dudley Road


    B18 7QH

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