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Matron - AMU

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum plus high cost allowance
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Matron will play a key role as part of the Divisional management team, and support the Divisional Chief Nurse for Medicine in delivering, monitoring standards, and ensuring the delivery of high quality nursing care within the Division. S/he will be accountable for the provision of effective professional nursing leadership and pro-active resource management for the clinical group. As an experienced practitioner, the post holder will be expected to create an environment of continuous quality improvement and professional development, ensuring that the delivery of care is regularly reviewed and that service developments are implemented when necessary.

Responsibilities will also include contributing to the delivery of the Trust key strategic activities and developments. This will be supported by high quality communications with all key groups of staff.

As a Matron within the Medicine Division , your role will encompass the overseeing of the Acute Medical Unit and SDEC acute unit with a special focus on same-day emergency care. You will provide leadership, operational management, and support to nursing and allied professionals.

Main duties of the job

For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:
  • Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021.
  • National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do.
  • We are rated the sixth highest trust in the South East and in the top 25% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information, regarding the role please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application clearly reflects where you match them including any examples you would like to highlight.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
  • A complete and accurate application
  • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
  • Evidence of essential experience for role
  • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
  • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
  • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Surrey Hospital

Canada Avenue



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