careers with Northumbria
At Northumbria we are passionate about ensuring women have a safe and life-enhancing experience during their maternity journey with us. That is why we want dedicated, caring, and skilled professionals, who share in our passion, to join our winning midwifery team.
We offer a partnership approach, one that will support you with training, personal evaluation, and great progression opportunities. Our trust is committed to the Safer Maternity Care national action plan, aimed at making maternity services among the safest in the world. You will be joining one of the country’s top performing trusts, twice rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.
Routes into midwifery
A midwife’s role spans a journey that begins by assisting women throughout their pregnancy and labour, onto the delivery of their baby and then the early postnatal period.
You can become a midwife by following a Nursing and Midwifery Council degree course, or if you are already a registered nurse, you can undertake a pre-registration midwifery shortened programme. Here are some of the pathways into midwifery:
The Royal College of Midwife – How to become a midwife
Northumbria University – Midwifery Studies (BSc Hons)
Birmingham City University – Midwifery Shortened Programme / GradDip
Whichever route you take, we offer a unique development structure, giving you opportunity to progress within the Northumbria nursing and midwifery family.
Please download the PDF FACT FILE ‘Midwifery at Northumbria’ for more information.
Your midwifery career at Northumbria, can be both rewarding and varied. Specialist roles include:
Specialist midwife (Public Health, teenage pregnancy, high risk pregnancy, infant feeding coordinator, antenatal screening, digital midwife)
Core team midwives (birth centre, postnatal and antenatal)
Midwifery Led Unit Midwives
Leadership roles (ward manager, birth centre coordinator, matron, HoM)
Advanced clinical practitioner
If you share our passion for midwifery and making a positive difference to the lives of our patients and their babys, then you have already taken your first ‘baby steps’ along the Northumbria Way.
Please download our fact file ‘Midwifery at Northumbria’ which is crammed with useful information on all aspects of becoming a midwife with us or read more about our maternity services on our website page 'Having a baby at Northumbria'.
27% OF OUR STAFF ARE NURSES AND MIDWIVES
WE HAVE 2953 MEMBERS OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY STAFF
A career for life
A key element of our Northumbria Way is a commitment to support you in the development of your midwifery skills, as well as offering career progression opportunities.
We ensure our band 5 midwives are fully trained with the right skill set to become band 6 within 24 months of appointment. This programme ensures midwives have access to learning and experiencing different roles within the unit.
In addition to this progression pathway, we encourage our band 6 and 7 midwives to have a professional passport, offering them training and development packages.
Positive and supportive environment
Learning and development is encouraged
High quality resources and equipment
Effective communication with the multidisciplinary team
Ensuring one to one care in labour provision
Our development and training programmes will focus on you as an individual and are a great way of helping you to reach your full potential.
To learn more about fulfilling your aspirations as a midwife at Northumbria, please download the fact file ‘Midwifery at Northumbria’, which is crammed full of information on all aspects of becoming a midwife in our organisation.