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International Midwives – Inverness (Scotland)

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International Midwives – Inverness (Scotland)

Reference: 12248
Date posted: 24.04.2023
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Band 5, Band 6
General nursing
Delivery suite, General midwifery, Labour ward, Midwife, Neonatal
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International Midwives – Inverness (Scotland)

Pulse is thrilled to be collaborating with one of Scotland’s largest health Boards. NHS Highland is geographically the largest health board in Scotland covering 42% of the country’s landmass. There are large remote and rural areas across Highland, including many inhabited islands. The scenery and quality of living is outstanding, with the region stretching from Wick in the north to Campbeltown deep in the south west.  

NHS Highland provide health and social care services to their resident population of over 320,000 throughout its diverse area. NHS Highland seek to appoint internationally trained Midwives who have been educated and practiced outside of the UK. 

Midwives in Highland provide acute care within the main hospital setting of Raigmore in Inverness, together with community midwifery services within teams across the Board area.

There are several specialist Midwifery roles to support the teams across NHS Highland. Since its establishment in 2001, NHS Highland’s mission has been to provide excellence in care, to be considered one of the world’s leading teams, and to be a place where employees thrive.

About the role 

As an international Midwife, you will work with expectant mothers, their families, and other medical professionals in a rewarding position where no two days are the same. Midwives are the first point of contact for expectant mothers, providing specialist, holistic maternity care throughout the woman’s pregnancy journey. You will be empathetic, understanding, and able to deliver care as part of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure the safety of mothers and their babies. 

The Benefits Package for all our International Midwives will include:

  • Competitive Salaries – Scotland currently has the highest midwifery salary in the UK 
  • You will receive 12 weeks accommodation
  • OSCE training will be paid for 
  • All visa costs will be paid for 
  • Ongoing training/support provided 
  • Meet and greet at the airport  
  • Flights and travel arranged and paid for
  • Aftercare service provided by our dedicated aftercare team whilst and after joining the health board
  • Plus, many more benefits! 


  • Educated to degree level/ have a valid registration  
  • If dual registrant, a minimum of four years practicing only as a midwife is required
  • Providing a high-quality service while dealing with a fluctuating workload
  • Flexible in attitude to work and adaptable to new ways of working

Some of your daily responsibilities will include 

  • Assessing and advising the needs of women, partners, families, and carers, as well as providing emotional support during all stages of pregnancy  
  • Planning, delivering, and evaluating evidence-based midwifery care 
  • Providing full antenatal care, including parenthood classes, clinical examinations, screening, and support around infant feeding.  
  • Identifying high-risk pregnancies and ensuring appropriate link with Obstetric colleagues 
  • Monitoring women and supporting them during labour and the birthing process 
  • To work independently as well as part of a team 

Why work in The Scottish Highlands? 

The Scottish Highlands is known worldwide as containing some of the nation’s most outstanding landscapes and natural features. The area offers city living, towns with all the amenities to serve the surrounding rural areas, and some of the most beautiful remote places in the UK. 

The city of Inverness offers an excellent quality of life, a varied cultural experience, and first-rate educational opportunities. Wick, Fort William and Oban are among the area’s thriving towns, with good transport links, and easy access to outdoor pursuits. 

There are excellent transport networks including direct flights from Inverness to London airports (Gatwick, Luton and Heathrow), Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Dublin and Amsterdam.  

Covering around 42 per cent of Scotland’s land mass, the area covered by NHS Highland features the most dramatic scenery in the UK, with striking mountain ranges and numerous lochs, the largest of which is Loch Ness. Some 23 miles long and more than 750 feet deep, it is by volume the largest body of fresh water in the UK. However, it is perhaps best known for sightings, alleged or otherwise, of the Loch Ness Monster. 

There are numerous islands within NHS Highland’s area, of which 36 are inhabited. The largest is Skye, now connected to the mainland by a bridge, with a population of around 10,000. 

Ben Nevis (1,346m) is the UK’s highest mountain and dominates the landscape around the town of Fort William. The next five highest mountains in Scotland are in the Cairngorms range, largely situated within NHS Highland’s area. 

The North of Scotland offers a fantastic range of adventurous outdoor activities with opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, climbing, road racing, mountain biking to name but a few.  If you’re looking for outdoor recreation, then this job can offer a sense of calm, space and openness that is unrivalled. The North of Scotland is also a top destination for surfers with locals and tourists coming to the region specifically to surf in places such as Thurso.​​​​​​​ 

If you prefer a more relaxed approach, the North of Scotland has a great selection of restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes and music festivals like Belladrum, Tunes in the Dunes, and the Hebridean Celtic Festival and prove to be a great way to spend your time off. 

If this sounds like you and you feel you have what it takes to succeed in this role, We would love to hear from you so click on “Apply Now” or get in contact with the team to have an informal chat.


Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

We are unable to support or accept applications from candidates who are residents within the Red or Amber list of the Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England, based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) Workforce Support and Safeguard List.

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