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Modern Matron - Acute Children's Services

East and North Herts NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024
We are recruiting for a Modern Matronwho shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients

Our Acute Children's service includes: a dedicated Children's Emergency Department and co-located Children's Assessment Unit, a 20 bed children's Inpatient Ward (Bluebell) and Children's Day Unit, which covers outpatients, day services and day surgery

You will be involved in influencing the future of service development for Children and Young People across acute and community services in East and North Hertfordshire, working closely with Trust Directors, ICS, Children's Commissioners and other Partners in ensuring services are delivered to high quality care.

Our Values areInclude, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

The Matron for Acute Children's Services has day to day professional and managerial responsibility for all of acute children's services including CED and CAU, inpatient ward and children's day services.

Working alongside and in conjunction with the Senior Paediatric Nursing team and Divisional Management Team in delivering high quality, cost effective services.

You will ensure that the Division is appropriately supported to deliver their Quality Governance agenda. This will mean representation relating to the management and investigation of SIs, incident reporting, risk registers, complaints & claims, clinical audit plans and clinical effectiveness activity.

You will be a qualified Paediatric Nurse (RSCN or RN Child), have experience at a senior level within paediatric settings and be committed to leading staff in the delivery of quality effective, best value care and can expect to be supported to achieve their potential.

You will ensure the continued delivery of their clinical areas Workforce Strategy which enables the continued growth of the service through effective recruitment, development and deployment of the right skill mix of nursing staff appropriate to service requirements.

About us

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 plus dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.We run the following hospitals:o The Lister Hospital, Stevenageo New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden Cityo Hertford County, Hertfordo Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding & starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees.

Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen & consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Children's Nurse - RSCN / RN Child
  • BSN
  • Master's Degree or willing to undertake
  • Evidence of leadership or management qualification/study
  • Up to date mandatory training

Previous Experience and Knowledge


  • Held a senior post (band 7) in a Paediatric clinical environment
  • Expansive experience as a Children's Nurse
  • Substantial NHS management experience in acute environments
  • Experience of budget management and financial accounts
  • Credibility as a clinical leader
  • Working effectively across organisational and professional boundaries
  • Line Management experience
  • Experience of developing and implementing Clinical Governance
  • Experience in Child Protection procedure and the support of staff in Safeguarding
  • Experience in driving the Patient's Experience agenda



  • Able to use a wide range of contacts both inside and outside the Organisation to gain support for and to achieve the Trust's goals
  • Able to communicate and work effectively and co-operatively with a wide range of people of people of different backgrounds and viewpoints
  • Able to build professional and personal credibility to gain support, express ideas persuasively within a range of settings and environments
  • Able to express ideas clearly and succinctly in speech and writing
  • Able to demonstrate leadership in self and others
  • Able to grasp quality issues nationally and locally and achieve implementation of solutions to such issues
  • Ability to manage an expansive portfolio



  • Have an in-depth understanding of Children's and Young People's nursing policy and its implications for the Workforce and future health delivery
  • Understanding of Children's Health national policy and future impact on health organisations
  • Understand workforce planning and the wider Trust and Health economy
  • Have a thorough understanding of the NHS Improvement and Performance
  • Have a sound knowledge of the recruitment and retention of nursing workforce and planning


  • Knowledge of working in Acute Paediatric or Hospice environment

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Lister Hospitals

Corey's Mill Lane



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