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Matron - Theatres

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to promotion an exciting opportunity for a new 8a theatre matron position has arisen. Theatres is one of the largest departments here at CUH covering Ely Day Surgery Unit, Main theatres, Addenbrooke's Treatment centre, Rosie and Neurosurgery Theatres along with the new Ortho Surgical hub. You will be working closely with other Theatre Matrons, Theatre Band 7s team as well as with other Divisional colleagues. Our theatre Matrons support the Senior Leadership team to ensure the outstanding performance and patient care- this is an incredible important role in the division.

You will effectively lead and develop the Theatre teams and you will be an excellent communicator, upholding the Values and Behaviours of the Trust and will have a proven track record in influencing others. You will be passionate about maintaining high standards in Theatres, building strong professional relationships with the Team that work in and access theatres. Strong leadership and management skills are essential to be successful in this role. You will be liaising with the operational teams to ensure service improvements initiatives are driven forward and will be supported to develop these skills further. You will work closely with the Divisional Head of Nursing and Perioperative Care Operational Manager to reach your potential and develop in this role.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:

Provide professional and managerial leadership to the clinical/theatre teams within their designated areas, providing a highly visible and authoritative presence ensuring the provision of high quality services, responsive to the needs of the patient at the centre of care delivery.

Be accountable for all clinical aspects of quality & safety within the service.

Work in partnership with Divisional Head of Nursing and the wider Divisional Management Team to ensure effective and efficient management of services to meet agreed standards within the resources available.

Maintain a visible clinical presence acting as a role model upon whom patients, visitors and staff can rely for support to ensure that the fundamental and specialist aspects of care are met. This includes working clinical shifts.

Support the Divisional Head of Nursing by leading and developing Nurses and ODPs, their clinical practice and meaningful improvements to patient care.

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values ofTogether - Safe, Kind, Excellentsupport the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

Closing date is midnight on 10 March 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 27 March 2024

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Current and relevant NMC/HCPC registration
  • Significant Perioperative practice experience
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development
  • Management & leadership training


  • Experience in the relevant specialties
  • Relevant postgraduate qualification
  • Recent attainment of leadership development qualification/award
  • MSc or willingness to work towards



  • Substantial experience of leading a Clinical team within a perioperative care environment
  • Demonstrable success in managing change & innovation, introducing evidence-based practice
  • Demonstrable commitment to the professional development of self and others
  • Demonstrable understanding of HR processes
  • Experience in audit


  • Demonstrable success in working collaboratively across professions and services
  • Experience in conducting research



  • Demonstrable knowledge of development/innovation in Theatre clinical practice
  • Of clinical governance and patient safety agendas
  • Of the importance of successful partnership working
  • Of principles of lifelong learning, professional education and training
  • Of Workforce planning, recruitment and retention



  • Liaising with operational teams to ensure service improvement initiatives are driven forward
  • Team building and Team working skills - able to lead a team to achieve results
  • Highly developed clear and consistent communications skills: -Inter-personal skills -Liaison and negotiation skills - Empowering others
  • Budget management
  • Developing and implementing policies, guidelines and projects from initiation to completion
  • Information Technology literacy
  • Ability to prioritise work, meet tight deadlines and work independently
  • Ability to respond and manage emergency situations
  • Ability to make effective judgments in stressful situations


  • Advising and influencing senior managers in relation to risk management and quality improvement

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.
  • Flexibility in approach and hours

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division A



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