What do they do?

Midwives support and care for pregnant women and their babies before, during and after childbirth. They provide antenatal care, including parenting classes, clinical examinations and screening.  They identify high-risk pregnancies, monitor women and support them during labour and the birthing process. They also teach mothers how to feed, care for and bathe their babies. 

What a makes a great Midwife?

  • Having an interest in all aspects of pregnancy, birth and motherhood
  • Great communication and observation skills
  • Enjoying offering support and advice
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm and alert even in times of stress
  • Having an interest in learning about how the human body and mind work

What do you need?

To work as a Midwife you would need to complete a Degree in Midwifery and subsequently gain NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) registration. To gain entry onto a degree course you would need two or three A Levels, preferably with one of these being in a biological science and 5 GCSE’s grade A*-C including English, Maths and a Science. Each university sets its own entry requirements so it's essential that you check each one to see what their requirements are.

What Manx Care can offer you:

The salary for a newly qualified Midwife starts at £35,500 with the potential to increase to over £75,000 for more senior roles. The role attracts a competitive annual leave entitlement and a large variety of support will be provided to help your development and learning. This role also provides great opportunities for career progression.

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