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Midwives look after women and their babies during pregnancy, and during and after birth. They give advice to individuals and groups, before and after the birth of a baby. This job is open to both women and men.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

On the NHS Agenda for Change salary scale, as a midwife you start on Band 5, £22,440 to £29,034 a year. With experience this would rise to Band 6, £26,830 to £35,933 a year.

A midwife team manager can earn on Band 7, £32,013 to £42,205 a year.

The current pay scales are from April 2017.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Most midwives work in the National Health Service (NHS), but you might also be able to work in private hospitals, clinics and the Armed Forces. You can find NHS job vacancies in Scotland by visiting NHS Scotland Recruitment.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
5553
2.2 %
RISE
2023
5674
  United Kingdom
2018
48481
2.9 %
RISE
2023
49897

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Scottish Government introduced the One Year Job Guarantee Internship Programme for newly qualified nurses and midwives to help improve their chances of finding work as well as developing their skills. The internships are one-year fixed term contracts at 22.5 hours a week, set at grade 5 on the NHS Agenda for Change pay scale. For further details contact NHS Education for Scotland.

The Royal College of Midwifery has an excellent resource on their website, Want to be a Midwife?, which includes videos on people working in the profession.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Nursing and Midwifery Council
Tel: 020 7637 7181
E-mail: UKenquiries@nmc-uk.org
Website: https://www.nmc.org.uk
Twitter: @nmcnews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nmcuk

Royal College of Midwives
Tel: 0300 303 0444
E-mail: info@rcm.org.uk
Website: http://www.rcm.org.uk/
Twitter: @MidwivesRCM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MidwivesRCM/

Royal College of Nursing Scotland
Tel: 0345 772 6100
E-mail: Scottish.Board@rcn.org.uk
Website: http://www.rcn.org.uk/scotland/
Twitter: @RCNScot
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/royalcollegeofnursing

Skills for Health
Tel: 0117 922 1155
E-mail: contactus@skillsforhealth.org.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Twitter: @Skillsforhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforhealth1

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for the health sector.

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