Midwives provide care and support to women and their families, during pregnancy, throughout labour and during the period after a baby’s birth. With experience Midwives can progress to Bands 7 and become Team Managers.
Band 7/Team Manager
Role: Midwife Band 7/Team Manager
Level: Bands 7
Qualifications & skills to access role
Having either taken a BSc Midwifery degree, or transferred skills through an MSc Midwifery degree, midwives can progress with experience to a Band 7 Midwife.
Time working as a Band 6 Midwife will enable progression.
With further experience Band 7 Midwives can progress to become a Band 8b and 8c consultant midwife. Some employers require an MSc to move to these levels, others expect it to be gained once in this role.
With this level of experience many opportunities are available in associated roles.
Ward Managers (Band 7): Labour ward, Birth centre, Community, Antenatal/ Postnatal ward, Maternity assessment centre, Antenatal clinic/ Antenatal day unit
Specialist roles (Band 7): Infant feeding, Safeguarding, Risk and governance, Professional development, Complex care, Mental health, Early intervention, Teenage, Continuity of care, Safer maternity care.
Non clinical roles: e.g. corporate co-ordination roles, researchers