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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/10/2021.

Homebirth Midwife

Job Reference: 284-21-DWPR-1051

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Birmingham Women's Hospital
£32,306 to £39,027 (pro rata)

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.

Homebirth Midwife


Are you a Band 6 midwife looking for an exciting change?

Does providing women with care throughout their pregnancy journey as part of an organisation with an outstanding global reputation appeal to you?

Then please apply for a Homebirth Team Midwifery post.

You should be an experienced midwife, able to provide antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care in line with the Homebirth and Continuity of Carer pathway.

At the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital, we strive to be at the forefront of innovative midwifery care. We are a large, friendly tertiary center providing care for over 8000 women a year. Proud to be dedicated to women’s healthcare, we are committed to offering choice for the women and their families we provide care for each year. In light of the findings from the birthplace study (2011) Birmingham Women’s has set up a home birth service which is based within the community. The homebirth team actively promote home birth and home assessment to low risk women. This service has been running for 6 years and includes specialist home birth midwifery support workers, who are trained to be the second birth attendants.

Currently home births account for around 2.1% of the number of babies born at Birmingham Women’s and we want to increase this in the coming years. To do that, we need to make sure that there is a constant route for home birth across our local maternity system and ensure that women can achieve the birth that they want.

This is an exciting time to join our Homebirth Team as our local maternity system BUMP brings together services in Birmingham and Solihull for the first time to create a world-class maternity and newborn service which supports families through their pregnancy journey. Following the National Maternity review ‘Better Births,’ it is clear that models of care where women know the midwife who is caring for them throughout their journey has a positive impact on improving safety, clinical outcomes, as well as a better birth experience. All expectant mums should access the same high quality services wherever they live in Birmingham and Solihull – whether that is a home birth service, home-from-home birth centre facilities or delivery suites.

If you live within 30 minutes of the hospital, are committed to promoting physiological birth, are innovative, creative and proactive and have at least 12 months post registration experience, which includes recent intrapartum experience, then we would like to hear from you.

Birmingham is a vibrant and exciting city to live. It is in a central location; good transport links provide easy access to the beautiful surrounding countryside and other parts of the UK. Informal visits are most welcome.

To arrange an informal visit or if you are interested in talking to us or finding out more about these posts please contact: Dayna Wright, Lead Midwife for Homebirth Team and Continuity of Carer Teams Email: or Phone: 07772206598

BWC is committed to inclusion and diversity. Please ensure that you review the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against. If you believe your experience means you meet the criteria, please draw this out in your application.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction.

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children and/or adults.

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