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Matron for Children & Young People's Services

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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We are delighted to advertise the post of Matron for Neonatal, Children and Young People, this is an exciting opportunity for dynamic and experienced Children's nurse to be appointed into a senior leadership role, which will support the Deputy Associate Director of Nursing for CYP to drive high standards of quality care and patient experience.
Base site is negotiable and will be confirmed upon appointment of successful applicant. Applicants from across the North West are encouraged to apply.
The post holder will oversee a diverse portfolio, which includes a general children's ward, elective day surgery, children's assessment area, outpatients department and neonatal unit.

As part of the senior nursing team you will have the opportunity to shape services to ensure they are responsive and child focused.

There is an expectation that you will not only demonstrate expert clinical knowledge and high standards, but present skills that will enthuse, innovate, support and challenge our team to achieve an exceptional service for our local families.

Please note if you are shortlisted for interview, you will be required to complete a series of Psychometric Tests.

Main duties of the job

As the successful candidate you will:

Provide visible leadership and clear direction to the staff for which they are accountable ensuring delivery of safe, high-quality care aligned with organisational strategic vision.

Accountable for the both the standard of nursing care and clinical environment within identified area of responsibility. The post holder will work collaboratively with clinical teams to maintain high- standards of care, infection prevention and control practices and ensure patients' privacy and dignity always maintained.

Highly visible and accessible to staff, patients and visitors/family members and be able to assist where issues cannot be resolved by the Sisters/Charge Nurses/Team Leaders

Part of your role will be to on a regular basis deliver direct patient care meeting requirements of a registered nurse/midwife including assessment, care planning and evaluation of care.

Provide effective line management of Senior Sisters / Charge Nurses/Team Leaders within the area for which they are responsible is fundamental in order to support a culture of consciousness to deliver financial balance and achievement of efficiencies.

Deputise for the Associate Director of Nursing & Midwifery as required.

Support the delivery of targets and key performance indicators to improve access to Children & Young People services whilst improving the quality of patient care.

Participate in the relevant senior manager on-call rota.

About us

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

We are working towards becoming atruly inclusive organisationbycelebrating inclusion and diversity, and arecommitted to eliminating discrimination,reducing health inequalities,promoting equal opportunitiesandrespect for all of our colleagues and patients.

We are working hard to enhance the health and wellbeing of our workforce,improving the qualityof their working life andvaluing their contributiontohigh quality patient care. Our Flourish at Work is a big part of that.

This post would also be attractive to individuals looking for eitherfull or part-time employment, working for an organisation who activelypromotes a healthy work and home life balance.

The successful applicant may be entitled toassistance with removal and other associated expensesfor those who may be required to move their home to take up employment with the Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

Person Specification



  • oEducated to Masters level or equivalent relevant experience
  • oRegistered Childrens Nurse
  • oEvidence of relevant ongoing professional development
  • oLevel 3 Safeguarding Children



  • oDemonstrable management and leadership experience
  • oExperience of governance, risk management including of clinical risk, incidents, complaints
  • oExperience of managing HR issue
  • oKnowledge & understanding of safeguarding process

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust


Furness General Hospital

Dalton Lane


LA14 4LF

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