Midwife Job Profile

Midwives are responsible for helping parents safely bring their babies into the world. This involves working with pregnant women - before, during and after the birth of their baby. In 2020 there were over 51,000 midwives employed on temporary and permanent basis in the UK. Working a midwife job offers a unique and diverse career, providing guidance and support to patients and their families. 


How do I get a Midwife Job?

You will need an undergraduate degree, postgraduate degree or diploma in order to become a midwife. Some people choose to secure a place on a midwifery degree apprenticeship with a healthcare provider. Once you have qualified as a midwife, you must register with the NMC (The Nursing and Midwifery Council) to practice in the United Kingdom.


What do Midwife jobs involve?

A midwife job provides exposure to a wide range of opportunities. Each day will be different, but typical responsibilities for a Midwife job are split across antenatal care (before the birth), care during the birth itself, and postnatal care. Your midwife job will require you to monitor the health of the parent and baby throughout the pregnancy and birth, promoting good health and explaining the various options available to parents in regards to the birth. 


Where can my Midwife job take me?

A career as a midwife can open a number of doors, including working in different healthcare settings or specialising in a certain area. Common areas of specialisation are antenatal screening, neonatal intensive care and parental education. Some people choose to become Midwife consultants, or to progress to a senior management position.


How much do Midwives get paid?

Newly qualified nurses will be paid the Band 5 rate of between £24,907 - £30,615 per year. 


Band 5 Midwife Pay Rates

  • 1 - 2 years experience   £24,907
  • 2 - 4 years experience £26,970
  • 4 - 5 years experience £27,416
  • 6 - 7 years experience £30,615



Band 6 Midwife Pay Rates

  • 1 - 2 years experience £31,365
  • 2 - 4 years experience £33,176
  • 4 - 5 years experience £33,779
  • 6 - 7 years experience £37,980

What type of Midwife jobs do Mayday Healthcare recruit for?

We recruit for a range of Midwife jobs, based across the UK and in a range of different clinical settings. Many of our roles are hospital or ward based, and we recruit for midwife jobs through the country.


If you are looking for your next agency midwife job, or want to know more about how much you could earn, you can search our midwife jobs on our job board, or click here

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