Maternity service gets ready to kick off open day at Villa ground

1st Oct 2021

Opportunity awaits for midwives at a West Midlands healthcare Trust which is holding a recruitment event at the Aston Villa ground.

The jobs fair at Villa Park on Saturday 9 October will showcase roles across the maternity department at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust.

Interviews will take place on the day and candidates who are successful will be given an on-the-spot conditional job offer.  For those unable to attend in person other arrangements can be made.

The organisation is currently building the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital – a multi-million pound healthcare facility in Smethwick, where the maternity department will be based.

The Trust is also focused on developing staff by offering a range of training courses.

Villa Park was picked as the venue for the event as some maternity clinics have been operating out of the ground since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Head of Midwifery, Louise Wilde, said: “Our partnership with Aston Villa in delivering these vital clinics is just one way our service has been thinking outside the box over the last two years. We’re constantly looking for ways to improve, not just the service but those within it.

“This open day will have the opportunity both for midwives to be interviewed, and to find out all about our service’s goals for the future – and how they can help midwives to achieve theirs.

Roles are available right across the department and the Trust offers a great deal of flexibility within its shifts and many more benefits.”

The event will run between 11am and 4pm in the McGregors Suite at Villa Park, in Trinity Road.  For more information about the event check out NHS Jobs or email Shelly Colley at

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