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

The post holder will help strengthen the existing 8a matron team at the LGI emergency department to allow for 7 day matron cover across both sides of the city. This will build on the existing leadership visibility across these departments and help support the CSU nursing workforce plan for the future, while also supporting our quality and safety agenda, and improving our patient pathways and experience while in our departments.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a hardworking, visionary and ambitious leader, who have the experience of managing acute clinical areas and patient pathways. We are looking for individuals who have existing experience of improving and driving standards of care for our patients, improving quality and safety outcomes and can influence positively patient satisfaction. The applicants will be good role models, 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



  • 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
  • Performance management


  • Project management
  • Willing to undergo training in relation to post
  • Complaints management



  • Experience at senior level in nursing
  • Understanding of Specialty
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Budgetary skills
  • Change management
  • Understanding of the underlying social, political land historical factors shaping local and national realities of health services
  • 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 politics with both a small and large p of the health and social care context

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



  • 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
  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for the post

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


Leeds General Infirmary

Great George Street



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