Matron for Governance Safety and Assurance

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£66,718 to £76,271 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Women's Health Division at University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, as the Matron for Governance, Safety and Assurance

Main duties of the job

The post holder will take a lead role, in partnership with the Director of Midwifery (DOM), Clinical director for maternity and Divisional General Manager, in developing the Division's strategic direction and policy framework in relation to clinical services, ensuring that the division contributes to the achievement of corporate objectives and that effective governance arrangements are implemented and maintained. The post holder will ensure governance structures and processes are effective, and embedded according to the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework PSIRF.

The post holder will be a strong advocate for excellent family centred care and provide professional leadership to midwifery, nursing and nonregistered staff at all levels, ensuring that care is provided to a high standard. They will work collaboratively with other trust equivalent leads, Local Maternity and Neonatal System as well as regional forums to share best practice and building a supportive network.

The post holder will be required to communicate and provide highly complex information to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Registered Midwife with Degree or Diploma
  • Relevant First Degree or equivalent education
  • Relevant Master's Degree or working towards completion within next year
  • Evidence of relevant continuing professional development


  • Financial management experience



  • Experience of demonstrating robust governance and performance management systems
  • Working with service users to improve patient experience
  • Expert knowledge of professional engagement and involvement practice and approaches
  • Significant experience of managing multiple projects
  • Significant experience in engagement disciplines/methods.

Skills and Abilities


  • Evidence of personal insight and sound judgement
  • Demonstrable leadership skills
  • Experience of managing professional development



  • Experience in management of staff/teams
  • Experience of working effectively with and across different professional, corporate and patient groups

Personal and People Development


  • Experience of effective team building
  • Experience of developing and nurturing staff to fulfil their potential
  • Excellent interpersonal, managerial, organisational and influencing skills
  • Excellent written and presentation skills
  • Ability to build and develop teams and maintain constructive working relationships
  • Effective Team Player, able to work within and across different teams

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



250 Euston Road



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