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Matron (Registered Nurse or Registered AHP)- Bexhill Irvine Unit

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Bexhill Irvine Unit is looking to recruit a full time Matron (Registered Nurse on the NMC register or Registered AHP on the HCPC register

The Irvine Unit is a 54 bedded Intermediate Care Unit that provides short term care for patients who require inpatient support, ongoing care and rehabilitation prior to returning home.

We are looking for a highly motivated, dynamic and passionate individual. Due to the size of the unit, the post holder will work alongside another experienced Matron to manage and lead the unit.

You will need to provide strong leadership, possess excellent communication skills and be able to develop and support staff with clinical and professional expertise. You will also be expected to function effectively under pressure without compromising standards of care and professionalism.

You must also have advanced clinical knowledge and skills, be willing to participate in research and audit projects and will also be expected to work with a certain amount of autonomy. In return you will be offered excellent managerial support and commitment to both your personal and professional development.

You must be a 1st level Registered Nurse with significant experience at Band 6 Sister /Charge Nurse level or a registered AHP on the HCPC register with team leader/management experience. The ENB 998/mentorship level 3 is essential as is an awareness of the current professional, research and practice issues and an understanding of modern human resource management.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder must provide effective leadership, would be accountable for their ward/department and be a professional role model leading and co-ordinating the ward team.
  • The post holder would take 24 hour responsibility for the management of the ward whilst managing a wide range of complex and competing priorities.
  • The post holder must promote and monitor safe and effective practice leading to high quality care. Auditing and analysis of data is essential to monitor standards and key performance indicators. The post holder must be solution focused and passionate about engaging staff with change and improvement initiatives.
  • The post holder must be pro-active in enhancing patient experience by ensuring that patient needs are placed at the centre of care delivery. Our aim is to maximise patient care, by using all the resources available, to reduce length of hospital stay and maintain patient flow. You will be responsible for ensuring effective MDT approach to patient care and ensure that high standards of care are maintained.
  • The post holder must be pro-active and ambitious about contributing to the delivery of the organisation's objectives by maintaining robust budgetary control and levels of activity.
  • Well-being of staff is essential, and the post holder must be approachable and ensure that appropriate and meaningful supervisions, well-being conversations and appraisals are undertaken to support staff.

About us

We will offer you excellent managerial support and commitment to your personal professional development. We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust - being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful - and behave in a way that reflects these.

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Practitioner on relevant part of professional register (RGN)
  • oEducated to degree/diploma level
  • oMentorship qualification
  • oEvidence of ongoing post registration development at postgraduate level.


  • oManagerial Qualification
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification



  • Significant experience in junior sister/relevant professional role
  • Recent NHS experience

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Irvine Unit

Hollier's Hill


TN40 2DZ

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