Join the team at our Women’s Hospital

There has never been a better time to join the team at our Women's Hospital. Would you thrive working at one of only two specialist women's hospitals in the UK, dedicated to the care of women, babies and their families?

Nurse holding a new born baby in the hospital ward

Why we are special

We are leading the way when it comes to maternity services. 

Our highly skilled workforce offers many opportunities to specialise and develop skills. We encourage innovation and have an active research and development department, which is highly visible in the clinical area.

As a tertiary referral centre, we regularly care for women with complex conditions and pregnancies, providing both maternal and fetal medicine. We also have a well-established, dedicated Home Birth team providing care to women in the community.

We’re an award-winning service – most recently our team, in partnership with the University of Birmingham, received an NHS England award for improving safety for women with the BSOTS triage system, which was developed and is functional within the unit.

We have gained Unicef Level 3 Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation.

Our Women’s Hospital is a busy unit and has featured in many TV documentaries including the ground-breaking Channel 4 series One Born Every Minute.

Continuity of Carer

We have recently rolled out our Continuity of Carer pilot that will see named midwives caring for women throughout their journey. We believe that changes to midwifery practice on such a high level should be led, to some extent, by clinical midwives. It is important to us that we listen to the beneficial aspects of change as well as the concerns that midwives have. Midwifery Support workers will also work in the teams.

We are also exploring ideas surrounding continuity teams for women with multiple pregnancies and diabetesMidwife with an older baby

Career development

We are always keen to support and encourage professional development and encouraging potential within our workforce. As a midwife, the opportunities for career development are extensive.

We fund training for Professional Midwife Advocates and seek expressions of interest on an annual basis. We are committed to increasing the number of PMAs in the Trust.

Leadership and management courses are available to apply for and we encourage midwives to develop these skills.

We have a very active research department and the Trust participates in the majority of national and local research projects. Opportunities exist to join the research team either as a substantive post or on a secondment basis for the duration of a project.

We have many specialist midwives and teams in areas such as;

  • diabetes
  • haematology
  • professional development
  • enhanced maternal care
  • safeguarding, antenatal screening
  • sonography
  • risk management

Opportunities exist to gain experience with these teams.


We believe in developing our staff to help them become the best midwives and to help our midwives reach their career goals.

We offer:

  • 1 or 2-week supernumerary period when commencing in each new area, dependent upon experience and placement. This is also flexible and individual needs are considered if supernumerary time needs to be extended
  • Band 5 preceptorship programmes offer support from a named PMA in addition to named preceptors in each area
  • 3-day block mandatory training annually, which includes a one-day multidisciplinary PROMPT course
  • Opportunities are available to apply for leadership and management courses accredited by Birmingham City University
  • Development and support are available in the Trust for a wide variety of topics aimed at wellbeing of staff and needs identified through appraisal
  • Accredited Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA) training
  • Masters Degrees
  • Specialist courses such as ultrasound scanning are also available to those who meet the requirements. Charitable bids are available to apply for funding and scholarships and are announced at various times of the year

Maternity Support Worker Webinar

In addition to the Maternity recruitment open day on Saturday 25 November for registered midwives and postnatal nurses, we're holding our first virtual webinar event for Maternity Support Workers (MSW).

Details of which are:

Date: Friday 24 November 2023
Time: 11:30 – 12:30
Virtual event: Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device
Teams Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 352 405 725 484
Passcode: 4rZdW4

The purpose of the event is to:

  • Provide an overview of the upcoming opportunities available across a range of support worker roles within Maternity
  • To provide an overview of the required skills, knowledge and experience for these roles
  • A brief overview of the recruitment process
  • Details provided about right to work requirements for any international candidates

*** We have no live vacancies for MSW at this point, the purpose of this event is to raise awareness and provide guidance. As and when roles become available those who attended Webinar will be contacted in advance ***