Matron for Specialist medicine

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and highly motivated senior nurse to apply for the post of Matron in the Division of Medicine for Specialist medicine at The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital . The Specialistmedicine Matron role covers wards 83 and 85 and a number of tertiary specialist teams, including Cardiology, Respiratory and CF, Rheumatology, Long term ventilation, Gastroenterology and Endocrinology. You will be joining a cohesive and dedicated multi-professional team who strive to deliver the highest standard of patient and family centred care.

You should be a senior Pediatric registered nurse with sound clinical and managerial experience and can demonstrate the desire and ability to provide strong and visible leadership and facilitate team learning. You will work alongside the Head of Nursing, Lead Nurse, Clinical Lead and the Divisional Director to lead and manage the nursing team developing and sustaining a positive team culture whilst ensuring quality of care, staff management and patient experience are key priorities.

In return we can support you with professional development and career progression and access to a number of innovative internal and external training opportunities.

Main duties of the job

The Matron will support the Head of Nursing Lead Nurse, Divisional Director and Clinical Directors in the delivery of operational and delegated budgetary management of nursing, quality and standards of care.S/he will work closely with multidisciplinary teams and relevant departments internal and external to the Division to ensure the delivery of responsive individualized patient care developing and supporting nursing staff to respond to the transforming nursing agenda.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • registered nurse
  • graduate health related studies or equivalent experience
  • teaching qualifications or equivalent experience
  • qualified in speciality or equivalent experience


  • management qualification
  • relevant master's degree



  • evidence of professional leadership leading to innovation in practice
  • evidence of continuous professional development
  • experienced in budget management at ward level
  • line management experience
  • establishment and workforce review experience
  • experience in complaints management

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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