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Band 8a Matron - Reaside/Hillis Lodge

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you a compassionate and visible leader keen to lead a service towards high quality care delivery?

Are you a values-based leader who can engage meaningfully with staff and service users?

You will be a dynamic, motivated, and creative clinical leader who will drive forward and sustain improvements and changes to patient care. You will play an important role in leading and coordinating the quality improvement needs of the service, taking into account the strategic aims and objectives of the area and the Trust.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with the Head of Nursing and AHPs in partnership with the Clinical Nurse Manager and other senior colleagues to monitor, challenge and improve the quality of patient care within Secure Care and Offender Health services. You will need a sound knowledge of the national legislation regarding infection prevention and control, The Mental Health Act, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, and reducing restrictive practice. You will be able to demonstrate an extensive knowledge in maintaining and improving clinical standards. You will maintain an oversight of staffing skill mix, environmental issues, and other aspects of compliance. There is also an expectation to work flexibly across the shifts as needed to support the service and an expectation to be part of the Trust wide On Call Rota.

The post holder will embrace multi-disciplinary working and work as a key member of the clinic Senior Leadership Team, you will also be required to represent the service at divisional and Trust forums and meetings.

Excellent leadership, communication and organisational skills will be required for this post, and you will need to be able to work effectively both on your own initiative and as part of the team.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Education, Training and Qualifications


  • Qualified RMN on NMC Register of Nurses

Experience / Knowledge


  • Significant post registration nursing experience within the clinical speciality
  • Significant professional leadership, especially professional development, clinical governance and supervision and appraisal



  • Evidence of understanding and developing nursing policy and practice, education and research within the context of a multidisciplinary setting
  • Evidence of being able to communicate with and engage front line clinical staff, clinical leaders service users and carers where there may be barriers to understanding

Personal Attrubutes


  • Drive for results - A strong commitment to making service improvements and a determination to achieve positive service outcomes

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust



Reaside Drive


B45 9BE

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