midwifery jobs with Pulse

As a leading UK midwifery agency, Pulse offers a wide range of temporary and permanent midwife jobs across a variety of settings, including antenatal, delivery, postnatal and community. We offer the widest choice of shifts across the NHS and private maternity sector, so as a qualified midwife, you can choose the position that suits you best. Register today to find out how our midwifery recruitment consultants can help you take the next steps in your midwifery career.

Midwifery jobs

Explore our range of midwifery jobs in the UK. We offer a variety of permanent and temporary/locum midwifery jobs. With Pulse, you’ll have access to midwife agency jobs across the NHS and private sector.

Midwife, East Midlands, Nottingham

Are you a Midwife looking for a better work-life balance? Pulse Nursing are looking for registered Midwives around the Nottingham  area. If you are looking to pick and choose when you work…

Nottinghamshire
Temporary/ locum
£26.12 – £40.70 (Hourly)
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Registered Midwife – Whitechapel

Registered Midwife – Whitechapel Pulse are looking for registered highly motivated and talented Band 6 Midwife in London Borough of Tower Hamlets, East London. At Pulse, we understand that being a Midwife…

London
Temporary/ locum
£23.33 – £38.00 (Hourly)
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Registered Midwife (Swansea)

Pulse Nurse are looking for Midwives in the Swansea area to fill a variety of placements in all departments, including Delivery Suite, Triage, Antenatal/Postnatal and Labour ward. Whether it’s for temporary shifts…

Greater Manchester
Temporary/ locum
£29.90 – £48.85 (Hourly)
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Registered Midwife – London Borough of Waltham Forest

Registered Midwife – London Borough of Waltham Forest Pulse are looking for registered highly motivated and talented Band 6 Midwife in London Borough of Waltham Forest, East London. At Pulse, we understand…

London
Temporary/ locum
£24.70 – £34.78 (Hourly)
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Registered Midwife- City of Westminster

Registered Midwife- City of Westminster Pulse are looking for registered highly motivated and talented Band 6 Midwives to join our Tier 1 agency to work with the only fully private maternity hospital…

London
Temporary/ locum
£25.87 – £40.28 (Hourly)
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Registered Midwife (Carmarthenshire)

Pulse Nurse are looking for Midwives in the Swansea area to fill a variety of placements in all departments, including Delivery Suite, Triage, Antenatal/Postnatal and Labour ward. Whether it’s for temporary shifts…

Carmarthenshire
Temporary/ locum
£29.90 – £48.85 (Hourly)
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Registered Midwife – Camberwell

Registered Midwife – Camberwell Pulse are looking for registered highly motivated and talented Band 6 Midwife in London Borough of Lambeth, South East London. At Pulse, we understand that being a Midwife…

London
Temporary/ locum
£23.33 – £34.19 (Hourly)
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Midwife – York

Are you a Midwife in York looking to take control of the hours you work? We have a variety of Midwife placements available in all departments including Delivery Suite, Triage, Antenatal/Postnatal and…

North Yorkshire
Temporary/ locum
£24.76 – £45.39 (Hourly)
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Midwife – Watford

Are you a Midwife looking to take control of the hours you work? Pulse Nursing are looking for registered Midwives around the Watford area. If you are looking to pick and choose…

Hertfordshire
Temporary/ locum
£21.29 – £34.04 (Hourly)
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Midwife, Swansea, South Wales

Are you a Midwife looking for a better work-life balance? Pulse Nursing are looking for registered Midwives around the Swansea, Wales area. If you are looking to pick and choose when you…

Swansea
Temporary/ locum
£29.90 – £39.38 (Hourly)
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Midwife – Stoke Mandeville

Are you a Midwife in Stoke Mandeville looking to take control of the hours you work? We have a variety of Midwife placements available in all departments including Delivery Suite, Triage, Antenatal/Postnatal…

Buckinghamshire
Temporary/ locum
£23.00 – £43.72 (Hourly)
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Midwife – St Leonards-on-Sea

Are you a Midwife in the beautiful coastal town of St Leonards-on-Sea in East Sussex looking to take control of the hours you work? We have a variety of Midwife placements available…

East Sussex
Temporary/ locum
£21.10 – £36.10 (Hourly)
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Midwifery jobs FAQs

What does a midwife do?

A midwife provides care and support to women and their families throughout pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. Some roles and responsibilities you will undertake include:

  • Monitor women and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • Support women and their families, facilitating classes for pregnancy and parenting
  • Manage labour and perform delivery of babies during birth
  • Provide pain management during labour
  • Identify and manage risks to mother and baby

Because you will support a variety of families, you will need to be empathetic and an effective communicator. Pregnancy can be a highly emotional time for families, whether it goes according to plan or not.

What is a midwife’s salary in the UK?

A midwife’s salary in the UK starts at £28,407 on band 5. After completing a 12 to 18-month preceptorship, they immediately move to a band 6 salary, starting at £35,392. A consultant midwife on band 8b-8c can earn between £55,000–66,000.

A midwife’s salary in the UK can vary depending on several factors, including location, experience, and the type of organisation you work for.

How do you become a midwife?

To secure a midwifery job through a midwifery agency or the NHS, you need to complete a university degree, an apprenticeship run by an approved education institution or a specialist course.

Courses you could complete include:

  • Midwifery degree
  • Health or social care degree
  • Postgraduate degree
  • Midwife level 6 degree apprenticeship

Any midwifery university course or apprenticeship needs to be approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You could also volunteer to gain more relevant experience to support your university application.

The time taken to complete different types of courses will vary, for example:

Type of course/qualification Time taken to complete
Midwifery, health and social care degree 3 years
Postgraduate midwifery degree 1-2 years
Midwife level 6 degree apprenticeship 3 years

Newly qualified midwives then join the NMC register to practice legally in the UK.

Why work as an agency midwife?

If you need more flexibility in your new role, why not consider looking for an agency midwife job? As a midwifery agency, Pulse offers midwives a set of rewards, including flexibility to work the hours they choose and where they want to work, and it can provide variety in their working lives. When working as a midwife through Pulse, you also benefit from our competitive rates and a range of exclusive job opportunities.

Are midwives in demand in the UK?

According to a report by the Royal College of Midwives, midwives are in demand right across the UK. England alone has a shortage of 2,500 full-time midwives, meaning many trusts and private providers are looking for qualified midwives to join their organisations.

How can I be the first to find out about midwifery jobs?

Register with Pulse to hear about the latest midwife agency jobs before anyone else. Our consultants will contact you about available roles that match your requirements and career ambitions, helping you find a midwifery role that works for you.

What our candidates say

Rewards & benefits

You’ll receive a range of excellent rewards and recognition for your hard work as a midwife with Pulse.

Training opportunities

You can access expert training, support and advice to enhance your midwifery career.

Candidate FAQs

We’ve compiled the most frequently asked questions from midwives and other candidates to provide the answers you need.