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Community Matron

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024
Are you passionate about mental health, clinical leadership and driven to empower others on their recovery journey?

Lambeth Nursing Executive is searching for a dedicated Community Matron to join our Directorate Leadership team and be at the heart of our community services. This is your chance to be at the forefront of innovative mental health care, making a tangible impact on the lives of people in Lambeth and ensuring high standards of care for all.

You will be responsible for the delivery of high quality, evidence based, compassionate, person centred care. Where you will be responsible for clinical and professional leadership to nursing/non nursing staff at all levels within their clinical area of responsibility.

environment, developing and implementing best practices in community mental health support.

Continuous learning and growth: Benefit from an ongoing bespoke professional development package to further hone your skills and knowledge.

Be part of a supportive network: Work alongside a dedicated team committed to your success and well-being.

Main duties of the job

What you'll bring:

A Mental Nurse or RN (Mental Health) Degree or Equivalent professional qualification and experience in mental health care.

A passion for supporting people with mental health challenges.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

A commitment to teamwork and collaboration.

A strong work ethic and a dedication to providing high-quality care.

Job Overview:

This is an exciting post that allows for close working and collaboration with senior management and clinicians in the future development of the directorate. The community matron will be an integral part of the Nursing, Quality and Assurance Team.The successful candidate will have exceptional communication, motivational and influencing skills being able to influence and encourage teams to work across organisational boundaries whilst holding patient care at the heart of their work.

The candidates will need to be passionate about the delivery of high quality patient care, have experience in leadership and ensuring consistently high standards of practice and clinical excellence. The role includes leading the delivery of comprehensive service user assessments, planning, implementation and evaluation of person-centered care in a collaborative way.

Please see attached for full job description and person specification

Provisional Interview Date: 2nd July 2024

About us

We have a variety of community services across Lambeth who you will be working closely with including our Living well centres both short term and focused support teams, Early Intervention Services, Alliance Rehabilitation team, Home Treatment Team, Psychiatric Liaison Services for working age, older adults and crisis assessment unit, Clozapine Clinic and the TREAT Team. We are proud to be part of the Lambeth Alliance. The Lambeth Living Well Network (LWN) Alliance brings together Certitude, Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group, Lambeth Council, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Thames Reach organisations to deliver an innovative way of providing mental health support for those who need it in the Lambeth Borough.

Why you'll thrive here:

Be part of something bigger: Join a leading NHS Trust renowned for its innovative approach to mental health care.

Make a lasting difference: Work directly with service users, providing them with the support and guidance they need to manage their mental health and reach their full potential.

Shape the future of care: Contribute to a collaborative team environment, developing and implementing best practices in community mental health support.

Continuous learning and growth: Benefit from an ongoing bespoke professional development package to further hone your skills and knowledge.

Be part of a supportive network: Work alongside a dedicated team committed to your success and well-being.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will deliver on the Matrons 10 Key Responsibilities
  • Leading by example
  • Making sure patients get quality care
  • Ensuring staffing is appropriate to patient needs
  • Empowering nurses to take on a wider range of clinical service
  • Improving hospital cleanliness
  • Ensuring patients nutritional needs are met
  • Improving wards for patients (to include supporting ward in identification of ligatures and management plan regarding existing ligatures)
  • Making sure patients are treated with respect
  • Preventing hospital-acquired infection
  • Resolving problems for patients and their relatives by building closer relationships

This is more than just a job it's a chance to be a leader for positive mental health in one of London's most exciting boroughs. Apply today and take the first step on a rewarding career journey with South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.

  • To secure and assure the highest standards of clinical care being responsible for overseeing the clinical care of multiple community and crisis services
  • To take a lead role for the overall environment in clinical services including monitoring minimum standards for cleanliness, decoration, furnishing and provision of appropriate equipment.
  • To have delegated responsibility and authority to take reasonable measures to remedy shortcomings, which impact negatively on the clinical environment and patients experience.
  • To take a lead role in raising the profile of physical health care and contribute to the development of systems, which ensure that physical health care needs, are assessed, monitored and reviewed.
  • To provide clinical and visible nursing leadership, advice and support to nurses working in the Directorate, upholding professional standards.
  • To provide a visible, accessible and authoritative presence in clinical settings to whom patients and their families can turn for advice, assistance and support.
  • Provide strategic clinical advice to the Head of Nursing and Quality and Deputy Head of Nursing and Quality on matters impacting on clinical care and the clinical environment.
  • To contribute to the development of nursing policy and practice which impacts on improving the patients experience.
  • The post holder will carry out nursing procedures to a standard that ensures safe and effective care, and complies with The Nursing and Midwifery Council's Code of Professional Conduct.


Below is a summary of the 6 Key responsibility focus areas.

KR1) Securing and Assuring the highest standard of clinical care

KR2) Leadership and Management

KR3) Ensuring And Improving The Patient Environment

KR4) Supporting Service Users And Carers

KR5) Record-keeping and Information Governance

KR6) General

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment within the job advert.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Please note:
  • That all applications for this post will need to be made online
  • That you read and understand the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role. Your Statement in Support should reflect the requirements specified as your application will be judged against these criteria
  • That the closing date listed is a guide only and that the vacancy may close earlier should sufficient number of applicants have been received. We advise that you submit your application as early as possible
  • That once you have submitted your application you agree to your application being transferred to a 3rd party e-recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from
  • That should you not have heard from us within three weeks from the closing date your application has not successful
  • That priority consideration for applications may be given to at-risk NHS employees
  • That should you be successful and appointed, you authorise South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust to confirm your previous NHS service via an Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process
  • That we are a smoke-free Trust
  • SLaM is a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Stonewall is the largest Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans (LGBT) rights charity in Europe

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Mental Nurse or RN (Mental Health) Degree or equivalent experience
  • oExtensive post-registration professional development


  • oHigher degree
  • oAdditional training in leadership



  • oExperience at a senior management level
  • oExperience of setting, monitoring and evaluating standards of care
  • oCurrent experience of relevant clinical practice
  • oExperience of managing change and introducing new ways of working
  • oExperience in managing change and introducing new ways of working for mental health nurses


  • oExperience of racial awareness/diversity training and providing culturally appropriate reflective and supportive spaces
  • oExperience of working with other client groups and of using a variety of models and approaches to care

Knowledge and Skills


  • oKnowledge and understanding of current policy issues and their implications for clinical environments
  • oKnowledge of current professional developments in nursing and nurse education
  • oExperience working within an MDT setting and examples of communicating sensitive issues to a range of audiences


  • oProject Management skills and approaches
  • oKnowledge and skills in approaches linked to coaching and mediation

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Lambeth Hospital

Landor Road



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