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Matron (XR08)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a passionate, driven and highly motivated individual who wants to make a real difference at 8a matron level, in an amazing, dedicated CSU, the Urgent care CSU at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a hardworking, visionary and ambitious leader, who has the experience of managing acute clinical areas, and patient pathways and who has existing experience of improving and driving standards of care for our patients, improving quality and safety outcomes and can influence positively patient satisfaction. The applicant will be a good role model, have operational experience at senior nursing level, and hold the ability to lead a team through challenging situations, and to nurture, grow and embrace positively our people priorities and CSU culture.

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The jobholder will have overall responsibility for the management of nursing/associated staff and the management of nursing resources/budgets within the CSU or a part of it. The jobholder will be accountable for ensuring the highest standard of clinical care is provided within the wards and departments for which they are responsible and ensure the principles of clinical governance are implemented at a local level. The jobholder will work in partnership with the facilities department in ensuring high standards of hospital cleanliness is maintained, embracing the principles outlined in the Matrons charter.

The jobholder will be easily identifiable to patients, provide strong leadership through a visible presence and provide support, advice and assistance required by patients, their families and carers. The jobholder will also support the implementation of the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS), being a focal point for advice to patients and carers and local resolution of complaints.

Person Specification



  • Experience at senior level in nursing
  • Understanding of Specialty
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Budgetary skills
  • Change management
  • Knowledge of the following: Nursing Strategy Making a Difference Performance Management NHS Plan Modernisation Agenda Complaints Management Essence of Care - benchmarking Risk Manage


  • Current issues in Healthcare
  • Understanding of the underlying social, political land historical factors shaping local and national realities of health services

Skills & Behaviours


  • Strategic thinker
  • Uses a range of influencing strategies to bring about change in modernising services
  • Clarifies complexity
  • Articulates a compelling vision of change
  • Places a focus on improving performance
  • Sets boundaries for accountability
  • Is confident in own ability
  • Demonstrates resilience
  • Empowers others allowing freedom with accountability

practical skills or Additional Requirements


  • Influencing & Negotiation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own and others workload
  • Strategic influencing
  • Intellectual flexibility
  • Drive for results
  • Holds to account
  • Political astuteness



  • Registered Nurse (Level 1 or 2), Registered Midwife or Registered Allied Health Professional qualification (as appropriate)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Teaching or assessing qualification
  • Degree level education
  • Complaints management


  • Project management
  • Performance management

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


Leeds General Infirmary

Great George Street



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