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Community Matron

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023
  • The Community Matron, with the Senior Nurse Manager and locality leadership team will be accountable for the delivery of locality nursing services.
  • The Community Matron will ensure that the nursing workforce have capabilities that are appropriate and fit for the needs of the local population.
  • In conjunction with the ADN, the Community Matron will ensure that Harm Free Care is embedded in nursing teams and central to the delivery of care.
  • The Community Matron will be responsible for supporting compliance against the Care Quality Commission agenda and action-planning areas at risk of not meeting standards of compliance.
  • The Community Matron will explore current practice, identifying areas for development and planning appropriate change using research and experience to evaluate the outcomes.
  • The Community Matron will provide a strong clinical presence, developing nurses and nursing practice, assuring the provision of a safe, effective and evidence based nursing service.
  • The Community Matron will be responsible for ensuring quality standards within the clinical environment for patients in order to improve patient experience.

Main duties of the job

2x Community Matron posts -

1x post will focus on the older adult community services (Older Adult Community Mental Health Team, Memory Assessment Services and the Rapid Intermediate Intervention Team)

1x post is a 12 month secondment that will focus on Access and Urgent Care Services (Mental Health Liaison Team, Initial Response Service, Home Based Treatment Team & Frequent Attender Team).

The successful candidate will be required to embed learning from serious incidents and complaints, support compliance with CQC agenda, develop and deliver a clinical supervision strategy and offer training as needed. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a dynamic approach to problem solving, be able to form key relationships with partners within the organisation and outside of the organisation whilst adopting a can do attitude. The successful candidate will work closely with Service Managers and ensure there is a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities.

The post holder will also provide leadership by example, being visible within teams and receiving feedback on standards from staff, visitors and patients.

Due to the distances involved you will require access to a car in order to meet the travel requirements of the role.

Working hours are Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00 although some flexibility in regard to start and finish times may be required. You may be required to join the Trusts Duty Matron on call rota, which would include weekends and nights.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • RMN
  • Masters Degree or Professional knowledge acquired through degree supplemented by post graduate diploma specialist training, experience, short courses plus further specialist training (equivalent to masters level)
  • V300 Non-Medical Prescribing or a willingness to undertake training on entering the post



  • Significant post qualifying experience with people with mental illness and experience in a management role.
  • Work in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Team management / leadership experience.

Skills & Knowledge


  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act and relevant legislation.
  • National Mental Health Policy.
  • Different approaches to improving mental health
  • Supervision/Caseload management skills.
  • Ability to perceive services and service delivery from a user and carer perspective.

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


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