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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£66,718 to £76,271 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Band 8B
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the dynamic leadership team as matron at the Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals within University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

As a key member of the senior management team your role will be to provide inspirational and visible clinical leadership to our ENT and Dental Nursing teams whilst operationally delivering on key Trust clinical standards and targets related to patient flow.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an individual with an exceptional record of leading nursing teams who champions the patient experience and has experience of developing nurse led services.

Working closely with two deputy matrons you will be responsible for leading the ENT and Dental sisters in the delivery of a modernised, high quality, safe, effective, evidence based patient service.

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.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

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.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • First level registered nurse
  • Educated to Masters level / working towards


  • Leadership or Management Qualification / equivalent



  • senior nursing and operational management experience in acute hospital setting
  • Substantial experience of teaching and mentoring
  • Experience of undertaking research

Skills and Abilities


  • Managing large staffing group
  • Managing complex ER / HR issues
  • Demonstrable organisational and planning skills
  • Demonstrable Experience of managing change / transformation
  • Ability to make decisions under pressure
  • Up to date knowledge of Professional issues and the health care economy
  • Able to prioritise complex demands when there are competing priorities
  • Able to undertake training needs analyses
  • Able to implement effective recruitment and retention strategies
  • Commitment to excellent patient care
  • Experience of skill-mix and workforce planning
  • Developing policies and protocols
  • Understands the implications of Equal opportunities in practice
  • Able to analyse and interpret data from a variety of sources
  • Able to apply critical thinking to solve complex problems
  • Able to utilise ICT systems including Word, Excel and Datix
  • Budgetary management / Experience of leading successful efficiency initiatives
  • Professional networking across London and beyond



  • Highly professional role model
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Formal verbal and written presentation skills
  • Able to work effectively within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Able to meaningfully engage stakeholders
  • Excellent influencing skills
  • Able to communicate sensitively and appropriately
  • Able to challenge clinical decisions in the best interests of patients

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals

47-49 Huntley Street



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