Core Midwives- Nelson & Tasman

Permanent part-time roles available (0.75 &  0.9 FTE)

Motueka Maternity Unit & Nelson Hospital's Maternity Unit

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand Nelson Marlborough, formerly NMDHB

  • 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 

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 for NZ registered midwives with loads of passion and commitment to join our maternity team. You will be rostered across AM, PM and Nights with the choice of 8-hour or 12-hour shifts. 

Nelson Hospital is a secondary level maternity unit with approximately 900-1,000 births per year.  The core, community and LMC midwives work as a team with our Obstetric, Anaesthetic and Paediatric colleagues.

The Motueka Maternity Unit is a primary birthing and postnatal care unit with around 40-50 births a year and around 140 postnatal transfers from Nelson. The unit provides highly regarded postnatal care working in partnership with whānau and LMC’s to provide whānau centred care.

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 practicing in all the areas you love!

Current vacancies:

  • Motueka Maternity Unit - permanent 0.75FTE (60 hours per fortnight).
  • Nelson Hospital - permanent 0.9FTE (72 hours per fortnight).

** Please indicate which position (s) you wish to be considered for via your covering letter. **

There is also the opportunity to work across both sites! The team not only makes such a positive work environment to be in – they also love to get together for social activities! We can guarantee you’ll receive a very warm welcome into our team!

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.

Te Whatu Ora staff are required to have completed their primary course of two NZ approved Covid-19 vaccinations.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. 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
  • Chance to work in both our maternity secondary unit (Nelson) and primary unit (Motueka) too! 

We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security and workplace wellness programmes. 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 great 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 03 546 1274. Alternatively for role specific information please contact Ashleigh Foord, CMM at

Apply now, it’s easy. please complete our online application form. 

Applications close: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Te Whatu Ora 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.

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: N23-Midwife-NN-May

Location: Tasman Community, Motueka, Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled