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Community Matron

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Welwyn garden City
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa plus 5% High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are recruiting for a Modern Matron - Community Children's Services who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

The Matron for Community Children's Services has day to day professional and managerial responsibility for Community Nursing Services including; Children's Community Nursing Teams, Special needs Health Visitors, nurses in the special School, work alongside the Continuing Care Team Matron and supporting the DDDoN and Divisional Management Team in delivering safe, high quality, and cost effective services.

You will participate in the children's community nursing service and continuing care teams on-call services as required including the management of palliative care needs.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

You will advocate for high standards in quality of care for children and young people using both regional and national networks and East and North Herts NHS Trust services. Provide expert professional leadership, informed, objective and pragmatic nursing advice to the team and the Divisional senior team, ensuring there are robust systems and monitoring in place to support all matters relating to patient care and experience. You may be expected to deputise for the DDDoN as required for key activities and take a leading role in clinical governance across the whole division.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. This means that any employee is entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns and we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made and considered formally, and will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification information pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Children's Nurse - RSCN / RN Child
  • Qualification in Community Nursing
  • BSN
  • Master's Degree or willing to undertake
  • Evidence of leadership or management qualification/study
  • Up to date with mandatory training

Previous Experience


  • Held a senior post (band 7) in a Paediatric clinical environment
  • Expansive experience as a Community Children's Nurse
  • Substantial NHS management experience in acute environments
  • Experience of budget management and financial accounts
  • Credibility as a clinical leader
  • Working effectively across organisational and professional boundaries
  • Line management experience
  • Experience of developing and implementing clinical governance procedures
  • Experience in child protection procedures and the support of staff in safeguarding
  • Experience in driving the patient experience agenda



  • Able to use a wide range of contacts both inside and outside the organisation to gain support for and achieve the Trust's goals
  • Able to communicate and work effectively and co-operatively with a wide range of people of different backgrounds and viewpoints
  • Able to build professional and personal credibility to gain support, express ideas persuasively within a range of settings and environments
  • Able to express ideas clearly and succinctly in speech or writing
  • Able to demonstrate leadership in self and others
  • Able to grasp quality issues nationally and locally and achieve implementation of solutions to such issue
  • Ability to manage an expansive portfolio of responsibility



  • Have an in-depth understanding of children's and young people's nursing policy and its implications for the workforce and future health care delivery
  • Understanding of children's health national policy and future impact on health organisations
  • Understand workforce planning and the wider Trust and health economy
  • Have a thorough understanding of the NHS improvement and performance
  • Have a thorough understanding of the NHS improvement and performance

Other Requirements


  • Experience and evidence of engagement around the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda.
  • Able to actively support the development of a culture that recognises and promotes equality, values diversity, and actively leads by example in deploying these qualities.
  • Understands the impact on equality, diversity and inclusion issues in all aspects of service delivery and planning
  • Role model our Trust values every day

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