Core Midwife - Maternity, Nelson (0.6FTE)

Location: Maternity Unit, Nelson Hospital 

Permanent 0.6FTE (48 hours a fortnight)

Join Health New Zealand l Te Whatu Ora at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of creating a more equitable, accessible, cohesive, and people-centred health system. This is mahi that will improve the health and well-being of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it.

  • Work as a midwife in true midwifery practice in a wonderful maternity unit!
  • We are committed to women-centred and culturally respectful care.
  • We have a fabulous supportive midwifery team environment.
  • All midwives are welcome to apply. 

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

Why come to the Nelson/Tasman region?

New midwifery staff are saying - We love the pace of life,the climate, the beauty of the region and the team is wonderful to work with! 

We are looking to employ a NZ registered midwife with loads of passion and commitment to join our maternity team, working 4 hour, 8 hour or 12 hour shifts that are rostered across AM, PM and nights. 

We have 1,000 births a year and we can promise that your core midwifery role will be busy and varied – so no two days will be the same. The best thing is that our service is midwifery led so you will get to be a midwife practising in all the areas you love!

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

All midwives are welcome to apply! You will be committed to women centred and culturally respectful care. As a midwife you will be able to use all of your clinical, time management and organisational skills and expertise across pregnancy, birthing and postnatal care. You will be an important member of maternity service and support us to achieve the broader organisational health care objectives.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Health NZ Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. With nearly 3,000 employees, we are Nelson’s and Marlborough’s largest employer supporting the health and wellbeing of over 150,000 citizens across the region. 

Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, and the Richmond and Marlborough Health Hubs, but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. 

We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork. 

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position) 

  • Clinical support from a midwifery educator and clinical coach? You sure will have!
  • Ability to work as a midwife in all the areas you love? Absolutely we value our midwifery lead service!
  • Additional remuneration? Absolutely! You will be supported on the Midwifery Quality and Leadership programme.
  • Access to education, self-development and midwifery projects? Absolutely! We will support you with your special interest areas.
  • Free parking onsite

We encourage a workforce that’s innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills, and passionate about caring for our community. We do great work, and we need a talented and diverse team to help us deliver.

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 539 5746. Alternatively for role specific information please contact Ashleigh Foord, Charge Midwife Manager at

Apply now, it’s easy. Please complete our online application process and include a covering letter outlining your interest in one or more position.

Applications close: 19th July (unless filled prior). Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early. 

Health NZ Nelson Marlborough strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together. 

Apply now

Permanent Part time

Job no: N24-271

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: 19th July (unless filled prior)