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Neonatal Matron

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023
Matron for NICU, SCBU, Transitional Care and Neonatal Community Outreach

We are looking for a Tertiary Level Neonatal Nurse with experience at Band 7 or above with significant experience of managing a busy NICU.

This is a new role as Hull University Teaching Hospital's move towards a Mat-Neo model and an expansion of the neonatal environment and associated increase in neonatal staffing establishment.

This role will be a huge challenge resulting in an excellent service, which is currently commissioned to deliver 5 NICU, 7 HDU, 14 SCBU and 4 TC cots. The Matron role will support flow through the NICU/HDU for deliveries of under 27 weeks gestation including transfers in from across the Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal ODN and beyond. In addition the matron will support quicker, safer and earlier discharges through our SCBU/TC to home supported by the Neonatal Continuing Care Team.

This role will also incorporate working with timely transfers of care to the Children's wards and early repatriation back to referring hospitals.

The Neonatal Matron will be responsible for the operational and clinical management of these services within the Neonatal service.

You will lead the nursing team whilst working under the line management of the Director of Midwifery and in conjunction with the Consultant medical teams. The expanded bed base will change to deliver 7 ICU, 10 HDU, 12 SCBU and 4 TC from early 2024.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a forward thinking experienced individual whom will provide professional advice and support to speciality teams and service line colleagues ensuring delivery of the highest quality of patient care and service delivery.

You will have a high level of autonomy and will work in a self-directed way within the parameters set for the post.

Excellent leadership and communication skills are essential in this role as well as experience of creating successful partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and in the management of Human Resources.

The successful applicant must have high-level people management skills, including decision-making, negotiating, influencing and persuading skills. The post holder will provide a highly visible, accessible and authoritative presence and be available to patients, families and staff to provide assistance, advice and support and address any concerns as required.

The successful individual will contribute to the strategic direction of the service and specialities through meeting key performance indicators and national and local activity targets.

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled Worker Visa sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. You can determine the likelihood ofobtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post by assessing your circumstances against criteria specified on the website.

About us

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately �500 million. The Trust employs around 11,000 staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area, extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively

Our vision is Great Staff, Great Care, Great Future, as we believe that by developing an innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver great care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Trust and our community.

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For further information please contact:

Vanessa Brown, Senior Matron, Children & Young People & Neonatal Services, 01482 608988 or 07585998693 or

Lorraine Cooper, Director of Midwifery


Person Specification



  • RN (Child)/RSCN or RGN with neonatal experience
  • Experience working as an operational /neonatal matron
  • First level degree or equivelent expereince
  • Teaching experience


  • Masters Qualification in relevant discipline
  • Leadership/management qualification
  • Teaching qualification

Knowledge, training & Experience


  • Extensive clinical & managerial credibility/expertise at B7 or above in neonatal nursing and/or worked as an operational/neonatal matron
  • Demonstrates leadership and management skills
  • Ability to manage complex & unpredictable situations, to problem solve and make difficult decisions
  • Ability to manage resources effectively especially human resources and financial
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively
  • Track record of achievement and personal/professional development
  • Competent in IT
  • Experience of leading and implementing change
  • Experience of embedding robust clinical and corporate systems at local levels

Communication and interpersonal skills


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of effective working relationships
  • Good verbal and report writing skills



  • Personal integrity and credibility
  • Approachable and adaptable
  • Able to attend meetings off site

Employer details

Employer name

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Hull Royal Infirmary

Anlaby Road



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