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Band 8a Emergency Department Paediatric Matron

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
21 May 2024
Are you an inspirational leader that can engage and connect with your teams to take a shared vision forward within Paediatric Emergency Medicine? We are looking for an experienced, compassionate, dynamic and forward-thinking leader to work within our fast paced environments. The Matron will provide strong clinical leadership within the service, being highly visible and accessible to patients and staff.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the services assigned within the CDG. This is a challenging senior nursing leadership role which influences and impacts on patients and staff and offers talented and committed individuals an opportunity to develop themselves and their nursing careers further.

All shortlisted candidates will need to be available for and complete and pass a Matrons assessment day prior to the interview date. We encourage informal visits. For an informal visit or for further information, please contact Claire Reay (Associate Director of Nursing) via email and Angela Birmingham Lead Nurse for Quality, Safety & Workforce

Main duties of the job

We are seeking applicants with senior clinical and leadership experience with an enthusiasm for new opportunities and challenge to continue to strive and innovate this service. You will be required to demonstrate effective and sustainable leadership and management skills with effective communication, strong collaborative approaches and the ability to engage the multidisciplinary team and nursing workforce. You will confidently juggle and deliver on priorities and projects and have a strategic vision.

Applicants will have substantial nursing leadership experience at a senior level, with excellent interpersonal skills and strong collaborative approaches. You will be an accessible clinical expert who will take responsibility for the delivery and maintenance of high quality care. In conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, you will be instrumental in leading projects and driving forward new ways of working.

You will be responsible for ensuring a robust governance and risk monitoring structure and key in driving effective learning and continuous development across the service.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop senior operational management experience across a portfolio in a high profile and rewarding role, working alongside a strong cohesive senior nursing team. You will be expected to work in collaboration with your colleges in the wider triumvirate to support the wider strategy.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Adult / Child / Midwife NMC Registered Practitioner ( HCPC Registered Operating Department Practitioner dependent upon post )
  • *Evidence of post registration professional knowledge acquired through Diploma / Degree or above supplemented by specialist training or equivalent experience to masters level equivalent
  • *Evidence of recent post-graduate / qualification professional development


  • *Evidence of accredited management / leadership training or evidence of practical application of expertise at this level
  • *Teaching and assessing qualification



  • *A proven track record of operational service management at a Band 7(or equivalent) or above, in an acute NHS provider healthcare setting manging a ward / service/ department. Including staff, financial/budgetary and change management.
  • *Experienced operational service manager familiar with managing / delivering patient services within acute patient services ( scheduled and unscheduled care provider)
  • *Proven ability to analyse complex problems develop and implement practical/cost effective sustainable solutions to address them. Incorporating the Trust values.
  • *Is able to articulate a clear understanding of current issues in clinical practice related to the role/ speciality applied for and is able to apply National and Trust Policy to practice
  • *Ability to think and plan strategically and tactically whilst prioritising workloads in complex challenging and competitive environment.
  • *Demonstrate a strong sense of personal and collective accountability with a precise understanding of boundaries around delegated authority.
  • *The ability to collaborate constructively, with internal and external stakeholders. Creating an environment and culture for successful Partnership Working.
  • *Ability to understand how innovation and research, can impact on (1) patient care and experience (2) workforce recruitment and retention (3) Trust finances and reputation.
  • *Experienced in the investigation and production of reports / action plans for clinical and human resource related incidents / professional issues.
  • *A good understanding of the NHS changing environment e.g., current concerns, initiatives and can relate this to the role applied for Current professional and health service priorities
  • *Working knowledge of CQC Standards Can demonstrate an understanding of: -
  • *Safeguarding
  • *Equality and Diversity
  • *Data Protection Act
  • *Workforce planning


  • *Experience of planning and implementing service developments
  • *Business planning
  • *Ergonomics (Human Factor)

Additional Criteria


  • *Well-developed leadership and influencing skills with the ability to enthuse motivate and involve individuals and teams to have an understanding of the Trust's and departmental/ward performance expectations
  • *Ability to be flexible and look beyond existing structures, boundaries and ways of working to produce more effective service delivery, patient outcomes and staff engagement.
  • *Committed to improving patient experience and outcomes through an ability to sustain a clear performance focus on achieving demanding goals and developing a culture of openness, honesty, responsibility and accountability.
  • *Able to deal with challenging/difficult situations and individuals, with sensitivity and diplomacy.
  • *Able to develop and implement action plans / set standards and monitor progress
  • *Experience of clinical audit and the use of audit information to improve and sustain clinical practice standards
  • *Ability to deliver formal presentations
  • *Well established IT Skills
  • *Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
  • *Demonstrate experience of high level communication
  • *Proactive, takes own initiative
  • *Excellent time management
  • *Highly developed skills of persuasion, motivational, negotiating and communication
  • *Ability to autonomously, prioritise workloads and stay calm under pressure of changing work demands
  • *Resilience
  • *Innovative and responsive to change
  • *Tactful, diplomatic and at ease with all kinds of people
  • *Strong sense of commitment to openness, honesty and integrity in undertaking the role
  • *Ability to work flexibly and where necessary outside of core working hours.
  • *Ability to work at any site premises and travel within the UK on Trust business.
  • *Ability to participate in a managers/ service on call rota as part of the Trusts out of hours management provision as required .


  • *Car driver
  • *Project management

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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