Matron for Infection Prevention and Control

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year Pro rata per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Job summary

We are looking to recruit a Matron lead for our Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) team. As an integrated Trust, this role will involve leadership and management of IPC practitioners working in both acute and community settings.

Main duties of the job

The Matron for IPC is to be a visible leader in GWH's acute and community services, with clinical expertise in the field of IPC and decontamination. The post holder will be an expert specialist nurse, manager and budget holder for the acute and community infection control services, providing clinical and managerial leadership.

They will, in conjunction with the Director and Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, provide operational leadership of IP&C and service delivery, implementing and delivering the IP&C annual plan.

The Matron for IPC will also promote, influence and develop knowledge in respect of infection control practice through networks of education and training, to minimise the risk of healthcare associated infections.

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.

Service We will put our patients firstTeamwork We will work togetherAmbition We will aspire to provide the best serviceRespect We will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Lead the IPC Team including provision of clinical leadership / mentorship and supervision and use of the appraisal process to set priorities for the Team members work streams.2. Develop team, set objectives and or quality improvement projects / co-ordinate activities to achieve objectives.3. Manage the IPC Team to ensure an effective and efficient service to patients and staff through leadership and supervision, robust governance processes, support and development to provide quality care to patients based on best practice4. Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with infection control teams in both the local Acute healthcare trusts, local Clinical Commissioning Groups and Public Health England (PHE).5. Operationally manage the team and service resources effectively.

Please see attached job description.

Person Specification

Education, qualifications and training


  • Registered Nurse Part 1
  • Specialist qualification in IP&C, minimum degree level
  • Teaching Qualifications ENB 998, Cert.Ed. or equivalent
  • Risk Management training and experience
  • Microsoft Office skill or equivalent
  • Decontamination knowledge


  • Research knowledge
  • Masters level IP&C specialist qualification
  • Management qualification
  • Clinical Audit experience
  • Health and Safety/COSHH experience



  • Extensive experience in Infection prevention & control
  • Teaching in Clinical Practice
  • Audit and Quality Improvement
  • Extensive clinical experience
  • Experience in management and Leadership
  • Experience in performance management
  • Experience in Clinical Governance and Risk
  • Implementation of assurance frameworks
  • Interpreting National Strategy and Policy


  • Research experience

Knowledge and skills


  • A portfolio of career-long learning, experience and education
  • Proven clinical and academic achievement
  • Able to facilitate and manage change


  • Business planning and service development skills

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