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Matron-Acute Child Health

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
3 Jun 2024
This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced Registered nurse with proven clinical and management credibility within Children's services to be appointed to a senior leadership role, to support and enable Children services in delivering high standards of quality, safe care and patient experience. If you are professionally tenacious, appropriately qualified, motivated and looking for your next opening to influence Children's care, a safety culture and ensure a high standard of delivery of care is delivered to all children and their families, then this is a fantastic opportunity to join the team of dedicated senior medical colleagues and children staff

Main duties of the job

Are you an experienced, motivated and passionate Children's nurse with proven experience as a band 7? Do you want to work within a supportive senior Children's nursing team? Do you want to ensure all children get a high quality and safe service? Then this may be the right job for you to join our team in the Children's services in East Kent Hospital. Along with a Quality Improvement Matron, a Governance Matron and a designated Practice development team an exciting opportunity has arisen to become the acute Child Health Matron on our children's ward in Ashford. This post will work alongside the Matron in our Margate hospital to ensure a visible senior presence on each of our acute sites and strengthen the senior support to our dedicated team of children's nurses, and skilled Health care assistants' nurses.

Provide a visible, authoritative and effective presence for Children's Nursing. Provide assistance, guidance, support and be an effective role model for staff. Work in partnership with the other Acute Child Health Matron

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below

Person Specification



  • First level registration RGN(Child) RSCN. Currently registered with a professional body. PALS/EPLS trained
  • Evidence of relevant recent study and continuing professional development. Willingness to continue with academic studying


  • Degree, or Masters or demonstration of equivalent substantial continuing professional development

Skills and expereince


  • evidence of Financial management skills Clinical credibility Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • evidence of ability to work at a senior level representing the Trust to external stakeholders



  • evidence of Able to assess priorities and make decisions, quick to grasp a point, able to think on feet, influence, persuade, give leadership and direction Recent experience at working within a complex Governance led service including leading RCA/SI's

personal and professional


  • demonstrate ability to function in a multi-professional environment Ability to cope under pressure and work to ambitious deadlines Self-motivated, energetic and flexible, with well-developed interpersonal skills

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


William Harvey Hospital

Kennington rd


TN24 0LZ

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