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Matron - Immunisation and Vaccination Lead

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Port Talbot
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This position is available on a permanent contract, full time hours (37.5 hours). This is a Health board wide role and will require agile working.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the role of Matron, Immunisation and Vaccination Lead within the Immunisation Service in SBUHB.

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic leader who is a NMC registered nurse, preferably with a SCPHN qualification. The post holder will be a specialist clinical expert on a broad range of vaccination and immunisation matters, and will work with autonomy to provide highly specialist advice to colleagues across primary, secondary care and third sector organisations.

The Matron, Immunisation and vaccination lead will work with Health Board colleagues, partners and stakeholders to implement the National Immunisation Framework priorities. A key focus of the role will be to reduce the inequality gap in uptake of all vaccines.

The post holder will take an active leadership role and will work closely with Executives/Senior Managers and Clinicians across the Health Board to plan, prepare and respond to outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases and successfully implement changes to the immunisation programme as directed by WG.

The post holder will ensure the service aligns to the Health Boards vision to be a high quality organisation.

Main duties of the job

Main Duties:

The post holder will be required to:

To lead the immunisation service in the implementation of Welsh Government and Public Health Wales' initiatives and National Policies, such as the National Immunisation Framework.

Lead in the development of immunisation plans to reduce inequalities in immunisation uptake rates across the Health Board.

To ensure there is a robust system in place for information on un-immunised children and adults in order for key health professionals to prioritise their follow up in order to reduce the risk of an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease

To lead and work with key stakeholders to identify and assess the impact vaccine hesitancy may have on uptake rates across the Health Board

Ensure all Quality Improvement work is evidence based, and includes national and international examples of best practice

Lead and develop relevant training programmes as necessary to support the implementation of new immunisation programmes to ensure a highly skilled and resilient workforce, ensuring training is consistent with the National Minimum training standards for immunisations

Providing visible leadership, engagement, motivation, empowerment, development and support for staff who are involved with the immunisation services

Provide assurance on compliance with the appropriate National and local policies in relation to Vaccination and Immunisations.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Person Specification



  • Esperience of working with vaccine preventable disease team and implementation of initiatives


  • Experience of leading service improvement/change



  • Experience of staff and service management


  • Coaching of individuals or Mentoring

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


SBUHB Headquarters

1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan Energy Park

Port Talbot

SA12 7BR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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