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West London NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We invite you to step into step into a pivotal role at West London NHS Trust as a Matron within our Mental Health Integrated Network Teams. This position offers a unique opportunity to impact mental health services by providing exceptional leadership and advocating for innovative, patient-centred care.

Join us and lead a team of dedicated nurses to support their development in advancing mental health practices to achieve excellent patient outcomes in our community.

We value diversity and encourage applications from all backgrounds, underscoring our commitment to an inclusive and supportive workplace.

As a Matron, you will:

Champion the delivery of high-quality nursing care, ensuring all practices meet clinical and safety standards.

Collaborate with healthcare professionals and service managers to optimise service delivery and resource management.

Drive quality improvement and risk management initiatives, fostering a culture of safety and excellence.

Engage with patients and their families to ensure care plans are comprehensively tailored to meet their needs, respecting and promoting patient dignity and autonomy.

West London NHS Trust offer the following benefits to staff and more:
  • Free counselling
  • Flexible working
  • Career breaks
  • Annual leave buying / selling scheme
  • Tusker Car Lease Scheme
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Health Service staff discounts

Main duties of the job

Specifically, the post holder will:
  • Provide clear nursing and professional leadership to the patients and staff of the team, managing the daily affairs of the team to sustain current and improve standards of care to patients.
  • Provide expert clinical leadership to ensure high standards of patient care.
  • Work closely alongside community services, Integrated Care Boards, and the relevant Local Authorities to ensure the best use of resources.

In addition, the post holder will work to the matron agenda:
  • Promote and deliver the Matron agenda, as defined by the Department of Health.
  • Provide a visible, accessible, and authoritative presence in clinical settings and related forums, to patients, carers, and staff, demonstrating clear and effective nurse practice leadership to develop clinical practice.
  • Ensure that the highest standards of care are aspired to and achieved within the resources available.
  • Promote a culture of compassionate practice underpinned by the six fundamental values described in the 6 Cs, ensuring that patients receive high-quality care.
  • Deliver effective clinical governance use information and data effectively to improve quality and minimise risk.
  • Serve as the guardian of the quality of experience of the service in a defined clinical area and lead on a quality agenda within the clinical environment.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Join us in our mission to deliver exceptional healthcare services and make a significant impact in the communities we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN)
  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrable record of personal development
  • High quality written and oral communication skills
  • Good leadership skills
  • High quality interpersonal skills


  • Recognised Teaching Qualification
  • Master degree (or working towards)
  • Specialist Clinical Skills
  • Management qualification
  • QI trained (IA/coach/QSIR)



  • Experience in mental health nursing across a range settings i.e. inpatient and community Substantial recent experience in practice development / service improvement
  • Proven ability to work at a strategic and senior leadership level
  • Significant experience of developing and delivering patient safety initiatives, working with a range of clinical and patient audiences
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight and often changing deadlines
  • Skills for delivering results through managing through others and using a range of levers in the absence of direct line management responsibility.


  • Previous experience as matron, lead nurse
  • Previous experience in working within a clinical governance framework
  • Experience in QI projects
  • Project management experience

Knowledge and skills


  • Knowledge of national policy relating to mental health services.
  • Government's modernisation agenda, including Clinical Governance.
  • Must have an understanding of the background to and aims of current healthcare policy and appreciate the implications of this on engagement
  • Well developed knowledge of risk and safety agenda and regulation linked to delivery of quality improvement programmes
  • Excellent understanding of mental health legislative framework for mental health services
  • Provide and receive highly complex, sensitive and contentious information, negotiate with senior stakeholders on difficult and controversial issues, and present complex and sensitive information to large and influential groups.
  • Ability to analyse complex facts and situations and develop a range of options.
  • Takes decisions on difficult and contentious issues where there may be a number of courses of action
  • Strategic thinking - ability to anticipate and resolve problems before they arise.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of equality opportunity and diversity taking into account and being aware of how individual actions contribute to and make a difference to the equality agenda


  • Knowledge quality improvement methodology
  • Working knowledge of competency base systems of appraisal/assessment

Personal Qualities


  • Excellent team player and ability to facilitate partnership working
  • Resilient and self motivated with drive and vision that is able to work on own initiative and manage a range of priorities across competing agendas.
  • Source of inspiration
  • Empathy towards the needs of people using mental health and related services, and a vision of how services can make step changes for improvement


  • Record of professional publications

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


H& F MINT Management

H and F Claybrook Road



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