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Shortened Midwifery Training

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 5
Full Time
Walsall NHS Trust in conjunction with NHS England (NHS E) are excited to offer fully funded shortened midwifery training for a total of 300 students per year across NHSE regions. The funding includes:
  • A consistent salary support offer for all students.o A tuition fee contribution of up to �9,250 per student per annum, pro rata for the length of the course

If you are a registered nurse who has ever considered becoming a registered midwife, then there is no better time to start! Your course fees and salary are supported.

Opportunitiesavailable at 'Birmingham City University - BCU' for the MSc programme

We are proud to deliver and be recognised for providing high quality care and we are committed to our staff to create the best place for them to work.

We are a progressive maternity unit striving to offer the safest and best care to our women and their families, whilst caring for each other at the same time. Being led by a supportive management team we value all members of the team and their ability to always provide excellent and positive patient experience.

We very much look forward to working with you in Maternity Services.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic, and compassionate Nurses with a desire to become duel qualified and practice as a registered Midwife at Walsall Healthcare NHSWe look forward to you joining our fabulous team. You will have opportunities to gain experience in all areas of maternity services including antenatal, intrapartum, community midwifery and postnatal care. We also offer many specialist midwifery rolesOnce qualified we offer an 18-month preceptorship programme for newly qualified midwives with a wide variety of training, nationally recognised training such as PROMPT, access to mentors and peer support groups to support your personal and career development objectives.We place our woman, babies, and their families at the center of our service. We are a consultant led unit with a dedicated Midwifery Led Unit and deliver care to a diverse population with complex medical and social needs working alongside an amazing team of Specialist Midwives.Our shift patterns are flexible 7.5 & 12 hours long (days, nights and weekend working) you will work alongside your midwifery Supervisor in all clinical areas.

About us

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The �170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit was completed in 2018, extension of a Neonatal Unit and brand new, state of the art Emergency Department is in the process of being completed.

We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts values to work as part of a team, being respectful, compassionate and professional. We are committed to investing in our workforce


Job description

Job responsibilities


The assessment, planning, implementing and evaluations of Midwifery care for mothers and babies (with your midwifery mentor / supervisor)

To provide support and care for the woman/baby and her family respecting their need for privacy and dignity.


Contribute to quality improvement.

Led others in the development of knowledge, ideas and work practice.

Professional Development

Undertake Midwifery care consistent with evidence-based practice, transferring and applying knowledge and skills to meet womans/families needs.

Priorities and participate in developing care pathways to reflect womens health and well-being related to needs following risk assessment

Contribute to the development of a positive learning environment.

Child Protection

All employees have a duty and a responsibility to protect and safeguard children.

Have an awareness of the child protection procedures and who to contact. Within the Trust for further help and guidance


We have an amazing midwifery and practice development midwifery team who will work closely with you in conjunction with ourQualityleadMidwifery Team, who are midwives dedicated to supporting and developing our staff. We aim to Inspire and support our midwives of the future to realise their full potential as autonomous practitioners valuing normality whilst being able to support the high-risk pathway.

We also have an active team ofProfessional Midwifery Advocatesto further enhance the support we can offer our midwives and families.

Person Specification



  • NMC Pin/ Hold a degree at master's level with Birmingham city University
  • Hold a degree at master's level with Birmingham city University



  • oHas held RN for greater than 1 year and has had experience within an acute care setting
  • oIf newly registered has had experience within an acute care setting (as a nursing student or within first year as new entrant to the profession



  • oGood written and non-verbal skills

Employer details

Employer name

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust


Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Moat Road



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