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Matron Children & Young People

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Depending on experience dependent on experience
Closing date
3 May 2024

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We are looking for a Registered Children's Nurse with extensive clinical and managerial credibility and experience to work across the current portfolio of the Senior Matron for Children & Young People on a permanent basis.

The successful applicant will have worked in a leadership role at a Band 7 or above and will be a professional/clinical leader for a large Registered and Non Registered Nursing workforce across Paediatric Services.

The post holder will have a high level of autonomy and will work in a self-directed way within the parameters set for the post.

Excellent leadership and communication skills are essential in this role as well as experience of creating successful partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and in the management of Human Resources. The successful applicant must have high-level people management skills, including decision-making, negotiating, influencing and persuading skills.

The post holder will provide a highly visible, accessible and authoritative presence and be available to patients, families and staff to provide assistance, advice and support and address any concerns as required.

The successful individual will contribute to the strategic direction of the service and specialities through meeting key performance indicators and national and local activity targets.

Main duties of the job

Under the guidance, supervision and direction of the Head of Nursing the post-holder is the line manager and professional/clinical leader of the nurses/midwives and support staff within his/her sphere of responsibility. T

The post-holder will provide professional advice and support to speciality teams and service line colleagues to ensure the delivery of the highest quality of patient care and service delivery.

The Matron will ensure that nursing and relevant support staff are led across the paediatric service are managed and developed in order to enable them to deliver the highest standards of patient care and service.

The Matron will provide a highly visible, accessible and authoritative presence in their area of responsibility.

The Matron will be available to patients, their families and staff to provide assistance, advice and support and to address problems and concerns, as required.

The Matron will contribute to the strategic direction of the service and specialties through meeting key performance and national and local activity targets

The Matron is accountable jointly with the service manager(s) and service director(s) for managing patient flow efficiently and effectively and for all aspects of clinical governance within their remit.

The Matron will be required to act up in professional or managerial capacity as required and appropriate.

About us

The Humber Health Partnership is one of the largest acute and community Partnership arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Partnership has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Partnership and our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled Worker Visa sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. You can determine the likelihood ofobtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post by assessing your circumstances against criteria specifiedon the website.

Person Specification



  • RSCN/RN (Child) & NMC registration
  • 1st Level degree in nursing or health related or equivalent experience
  • teaching expereince/qualification


  • Masters Qualification in relevant discipline
  • Leadership/management qualification
  • Previously worked as operational matron

Knowledge, training & expereince


  • Extensive clinical & managerial credibility/expertise at B7 or above in paediatric nursing
  • Demonstrates leadership and management skills
  • Ability to manage complex & unpredictable situations, to problem solve and make difficult decisions
  • Ability to manage resources effectively especially human resources and financial
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively
  • Track record of achievement and personal/professional development
  • experience of leading and implementing change

communication & interpersonal


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • excellent presentation skills
  • evidence of verbal and report writing skills



  • Personal integrity and credibility
  • Approachable and adaptable
  • able to travel between sites

Employer details

Employer name

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Hull Royal Infirmary

Anlaby Road Hull HU3 2JZ



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