Midwifery recruitment event set for May

15th Mar 2023

Maternity staff from Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust will take part in a Black Country-wide recruitment event this spring.

The drive will be targeting midwives and neonatal nurses, as well as appealing to those wishing to return to practice and nurses who want to make a switch to the profession.

The Black Country Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) has organised the session at West Bromwich Albion Football Club, on 3 May, where prospective candidates will be able to find out more about working at the Trust and others in the region.

Job seekers will be able to find out more about a shortened course into the profession and will highlight development opportunities for neonatal nurses who are currently qualified in specialty (QIS).

The event follows on from last year’s first joint recruitment drive across the LMNS for NHS Trusts in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton – the first of its kind across the Black Country Integrated Care System.

Lucy Murcott, LMNS Workforce Lead, said 15 Midwives had been recruited at the last event.

“Everyone who attended gave us feedback about how helpful it was to them to be able to speak to existing staff, find out more about some of the specific projects and service improvements across the Trusts and be interviewed that day for roles,” she said.

“So we’re doing it all over again in May and broadening our focus to ensure we highlight the shortened midwifery courses available to nurses as well as the range of roles that QIS nurses may be interested in.

“The Black Country is a fantastic place to work and all of our Trusts are looking forward to warmly welcoming potential new recruits this spring.”

Local universities will be on hand to share information about various routes they offer into the profession, including post graduate training for advanced clinical practitioners, tongue tie practitioners and sexual health courses.

It will take place between 9am and 2pm on Wednesday 3 May at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich.


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