Midwifery Personal Statement
Found your dream midwifery role, but stuck on what to write in your personal statement? Here is our expert advice on what to include and how to present your skills and experience to create an excellent first impression.
Personal statements give you the chance to showcase what you’re all about and where your talents lie. We recommend using this personal profile to promote your strengths, achievements and key skills. Use this 100-150 words to provide examples of how you match the job specifications, and show your desire for this midwifery vacancy.
If you are seeking further useful information, then read our expert guide on how to write a personal statement.
What to include in your midwifery personal statement?
- Education and training – Provide a brief overview on your previous education and midwifery training (School/University/Higher Education Courses)
- Why you are applying for the role? Demonstrate your knowledge of the position to show awareness of what the role demands. What can you bring to this role? You need to show real passion and enthusiasm for why you want the job.
- Activity (Where you have gained midwifery experience) – Provide details of your previous midwifery experience including the name of the hospital and the duration of your experience.
- Skills (What have you done) –Teaching women how to have a healthy pregnancy journey, including promoting the right diet, the correct medications to take and what exercise they should undertake. Communicating effectively with other midwives and medical team and providing regular updates on the status of patients. Identifying and explaining risks clearly. Using my initiative, acting quickly and identifying whether the patients need a caesarean section. Providing support to patients and their relatives, before, during and after the birth to aid the patient’s recovery. Maintaining a calm and positive disposition with excellent communication skills. Emotional and mental strength.
- Evidence (Give examples of your work experience) -From conducting one-to-one meetings I have learnt how to communicate confidently with patients and educate pregnant patients on diet, which medications to take and what vitamins they need most and exercises to do to deliver a healthy newborn. I have delivered a number of babies safely and provided aftercare for the mother. I am also experienced in communicating with the medical team and other midwives as well as providing support during caesarean sections.
Example Personal Profile
Kind, professional and highly trained midwife with excellent communication skills. I am committed to providing the best quality care and support for mothers and families throughout their pregnancies. X years experience and a first honours midwifery degree from University of London. I work well under pressure and thrive in a team environment. My positive and friendly disposition means that I get on with all different types of people and put patients at ease which I think is key for this role. I am very knowledgeable about all aspects of pregnancy and am confident communicating this knowledge to patients. My previous experience working at the maternity ward at Barnet Hospital has taught me the importance of acting quickly and calmly. With my skills and experience, I am confident that I would be an asset to your team.