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Community Modern Matron - MHSOP

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Negotiable in Tees Valley area
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024
We are looking for a passionate and committed nurse with experience at a senior level to join our MHSOP services. This post will offer applicants the opportunity to develop their clinical leadership working collaboratively across the collective leadership teams and closely with the Service Manager and wider senior leadership team.

You will improve the lives of people with Dementia, mental ill health and/or learning disabilities by minimising the impact of their condition, through effective clinical leadership and management of the development and delivery of excellent services to promote recovery and wellbeing for all service users, including the implementation of standard work for leaders.

You will provide clinical oversight and overview where required, and ensure high quality and standards are adhered to. You will support the Service Manager and leadership team in care delivery.

Main duties of the job

Promote professional nursing developments and address nursing issues within their area.

Accountable for the delivery of high quality nursing care across the community teams within the designated service area.

Responsible for the senior clinical leadership of nursing teams within the designated area, ensuring development and implementation of evidence based clinical practice within a therapeutic clinical environment, to ensure a recovery focussed, safe and effective service user experience.

Acts as a role model for nursing staff in the designated clinical areas, demonstrating and promoting the Trust's core values and behaviours

Communicates closely with and supports the Associate Director of Nursing to ensure professional nursing and educational issues are addressed, and information which supports the Associate Director of Nursing role within the management structure is available.

Accountable for ensuring that the highest professional standards and attitudes towards the care of patients are maintained and delivered at all times in accordance with evidence based practice by all members of the nursing teams. Service Users have a range of mental health conditions and/or learning disabilities, may demonstrate behaviours that challenge and may have difficult family or social situations of relevance which require a skilled response, on which the matron will lead by example and set and maintain standards.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Additional contact details: Matthew Ford-Huggins, Community Matron

Person Specification



  • RNMH / RNLD, current professional registration with NMC
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree/diploma supplemented by specialist training or equivalent experience to master's level equivalent
  • Recognised clinical teaching qualification or equivalent clinical mentoring and teaching experience
  • Leadership qualification or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Quality Improvement Systems for Leaders or willing to undertake within agreed timescale.
  • Evidence of continuous personal development
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)



  • Extensive experience working with people with complex mental ill health or learning disabilities in an inpatient or community environment
  • Extensive experience working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Extensive experience in a clinical nurse leadership role
  • Extensive experience providing clinical supervision, mentoring and teaching to healthcare professionals and students.
  • Significant experience in a first line management role in a ward or community team.
  • Significant experience delivering change and service improvement across more than one setting
  • Significant experience resolving complex and challenging situations in collaboration with other disciplines and agencies



  • Sound knowledge of principles of nursing and how to apply these in a practice setting
  • Significant evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field
  • Good understanding of relevant legislation and guidance (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, CPA, Safe Staffing) and its application in practice.
  • Good understanding of clinical governance and its application in practice.
  • Good understanding of Recovery principles and application in practice

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Tees Valley Community, MHSOP

Negotiable in Tees Valley area


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