A Consultant Midwife will lead the development and implementation of quality initiatives and health programmes to reduce health inequalities, Increase normality and improve outcomes for mothers and babies and will share this knowledge locally, regionally and nationally.
Role: Midwife Band 8/Consultant
Level: Band 8 b/c, Consultant
Qualifications & skills to access role
An MSc Midwifery degree is required to reach this level. Some employers allow you to gain the qualification whilst in the role.
No specific experience is needed at this level.
Band 8 is the top level of Midwifery, however more senior posts include Head of Midwifery, Director of Midwifery, General Manager.
Where I can work
Hospital maternity units, residents’ homes, birth centres, GP surgeries
More information on where midwives can work
Once at Band 8, a midwife can take a side ways step in specialist or associated roles. These include:
Matron: various areas including antenatal / postnatal / intrapartum
Corporate roles: Risk and Governance, Programme Manager
Academia: Lecturer (for which an MSc is needed, though this can often be acquired whilst ‘on the job’)