Modern Matron

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a dynamic and experienced nurse leader looking to elevate your career ? We are seeking a passionate and enthusiastic individual to join our senior nursing team in Surgical Services , here at UHCW. We can promise that you will be part of a team that is committed to achieving and maintaining the highest standards and that you will work in a supportive environment that values teamwork and professional growth.You should be an experienced nurse leader looking for a fantastic opportunity and a new challenge in a Trust and group which offers you a breadth of diversity and experience. We guarantee you will be supported through your UHCW journey by our team.

You will be a high profile, accessible and responsive leader with managerial responsibility for nursing service delivery and advice across a number of departments within a group. Working as a Nursing lead within the group management structure, demonstrating and developing collaborative working within and across the MDT.

Main duties of the job

You will be able to make informed decisions within your own speciality and scope of professional practice, involving patients and public to ensure agreed standards, targets and objectives are met. The keys focus is on quality improvements in safety, effectiveness and patient experience. Corporate responsibilities including support for other colleagues and specialities and hospital bleep rota duties. Responsible for delivering the goals of the Matron's Charter (2004) taking a proactive as well as reactive stance on cleaning standards and infection control.
  • Leading by example
  • Ensuring patients get quality care (positive patient experience, effective nursing care, patient safety)
  • Ensuring staffing is appropriate to patient need
  • Empowering nurses to take on a wider range of clinical activities
  • Improving hospital cleanliness
  • Ensuring patients' nutritional needs are met
  • Improving wards for patients
  • Making sure patients are treated with respect and dignity
  • Preventing hospital acquired infections
  • Resolving problems for patients and their relatives

  • Please be advised there is a proposed interview date of 12th December.

    About us

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

    We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

    Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

    We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

    By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

    The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Who are we?

    You will have seen a lot of UHCW in the news and on national television this year. From delivering the worlds first COVID-19 vaccination, to starring on BBC Breakfast and BBCs Hospital, there has never been a better time to join the HSJ shortlisted NHS Trust of the Year and one of the most visible Trusts in the UK.

    In the wake of the pandemic, and as we return a New normal, we are seeking the best Modern Matrons the UK has to offer. By now youll know we are one of the largest acute Trusts in the country specialising in major trauma, cardiothoracics and neurosciences and thats just the beginning. We are one of just five Trusts in the whole of the UK that offers you Lean and leadership training based upon the teachings of one of the Hospital of the decade, the Virginia Mason Institute we call this methodology UHCWi and you can learn more about it here. In 2022, we were among the first Trusts in the country to be granted Pathway To Excellence Accreditation. Awarded by the American Nurses Credentialling Centre, accreditation recognises healthcare organisations that create positive practice environments and demonstrate nursing excellence and engagement.

    More ways to help you reach your potential

    In addition to all the fantastic opportunities youll have as part of our large, major trauma centre, Trust and UHCWi methodology we will cover all the basics too:

    Well make sure you have the supervision and induction that you need, help you identify your professional objectives and continuous professional development (CPD) requirements and ensure that you have access to peer support, mentors and coaches if you require. This will all be consolidated with with regular one to ones and an appraisal system which really adds value.

    We typically have an Open door approach so if youre stuck or want some advice, a helping hand is always there when you need it most.

    Your package
    • Agenda for Change (AfC) Band 8 A starting salary with incremental pay progression
    • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, (Increasing with long service)
    • Generous NHS pension scheme
    • Fantastic maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
    • Health service discounts and online benefits
    • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
    • A brilliant range of health and wellbeing opportunities
    • Structured learning and development opportunitie

    Why Coventry?

    If youre local you already know Coventry has an incredibly proud heritage of being at the very heart of industry, diversity and sport. And if youre joining us from elsewhere in the UK or around the world you can be sure of a warm welcome to the UK City of Culture 2021.

    As the Second city in the West Midlands, Coventry and Rugby enjoy superb commuter links to the whole of the UK including Birmingham, London and the north. We are home to Coventry City FC and Wasps Rugby Union but if sport is not your thing theres much more to see with Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa and Birmingham all within a 30 minutes drive there really is something for everyone!

    Still Reading?

    By now you know were an incredibly passionate Trust with brilliant opportunities for exceptional Modern Matrons. If you share our passion for superb patient care and personal development - we want to hear from you! Please apply via

    Want to learn more?

    We are always happy to speak to enthusiastic candidates, if you have any questions why not reach out to those that know the service best. We are happy to accommodate informal visits, telephone or TEAMS conversations to provide any information that you require around the post or the Trust.

    For further details please see the attached job description.

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    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust



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