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Matron Children & Young People

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

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Matron for Children & Young People/ Family Service Care Group

Agenda for change Band 8a

Location: Permanent, across Paediatric Services

This is an exciting opportunity for a Registered Children's Nurse with extensive clinical and managerial experience, preferably at a Band 7 or higher to join our team. The ideal candidate will have outstanding leadership and communication abilities, alongside a proven capability to forge effective partnerships with both internal teams and external entities. This role requires a dynamic professional who will lead our diverse nursing workforce and drive excellence in Paediatric care.

The post holder is required to have a strong skill set in decision-making, negotiation, and the ability to influence and persuade. The appointee will be a prominent and approachable figure, readily available to offer guidance, support, and solutions to patients, families, and our staff, addressing any issues that may arise. Furthermore, the chosen candidate will play a crucial role in shaping the strategic vision of our services, achieving essential performance benchmarks, and fulfilling both national and local objectives.

This position offers a unique opportunity for an experienced individual who is eager to take on a challenging role and make a significant impact on Paediatric healthcare delivery. We can consider secondment/ developmental applications.

Main duties of the job

The Paediatric Unit comprises of:

o Paediatric Assessment Unit seeing referrals from GP, ED, Community Nurses & Midwives

o 20 bedded in-patient Medical Ward for general Paediatric and multiple sub-specialities

o 22 bedded in-patient Surgical Ward including general Paediatric surgery and multiple sub-specialties.

o 4 bedded Level 2 High Dependency Unit

o Busy Outpatient Department incorporating a day case area.

o Community Paediatric medical services and statutory work including CLA

o Line management of 25 Paediatric Specialist nurses across a wide range of sub specialities

Essential criteria:

Registered Children's Nurse (RSCN)/RN (Child)
  • Current NMC registration
  • First level degree or equivalent level of experience
  • Extensive clinical and managerial credibility and experience gained at Band 7 or above in Paediatric nursing
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and management skills

For further information please contact:

Vanessa Brown, Senior Matron, Children & Young People, 01482 608988 or 07585998693
  • Deborah Bray Nurse Director Paediatrics on 07523909819

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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