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Band 8a Theatre Matron

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton Coldfield
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
If providing excellent nursing care is important to you, and you have a strong desire to nurture and develop others to become excellent at what they do - we have the perfect opportunity.

CDG5 are delighted to advertise the role of Theatre Matron for Good Hope Hospital. Covering ten multi-specialty theatres (both emergency and elective) and a thriving Day Case Unit, the successful candidate will be a valuable member of the Good Hope Senior Nursing Team.

This post will require a forward thinking, resilient and highly driven individual who will shape, deliver and embed a programme of transformation, focussing on efficiency, workforce, quality and culture. By upholding the highest standards in clinical practice and care, you will set an example of excellence.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to make contact for informal discussions with Tom Farmah, Associate Director of Nursing on

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be highly visible, accessible and recognisable to patients, relatives and staff and act as a champion for privacy and dignity, professional standards and patient advocacy. They will act as a role model, demonstrate respect, dignity and compassion when delivering their professional duties, and uphold the principles of equality and diversity.

Under the direction of Associate Director of Nursing, Associate Director of Operations and Medical Director, the post holder alongside the General Manager and Clinical Service Leads provide a triumvirate of leadership to assigned services within a Trust Division.

He / she is responsible for promoting the vision and values of University Hospitals Birmingham, leading by example and ensuring that they demonstrate those values in their leadership behaviours and how we support our teams and deliver our services

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Adult / Child / Midwife NMC Registered Practitioner ( HCPC Registered Operating Department Practitioner dependent upon post )
  • *Evidence of post registration professional knowledge acquired through Diploma / Degree or above supplemented by specialist training or equivalent experience to masters level equivalent
  • *Evidence of recent post-graduate / qualification professional development


  • *Evidence of accredited management / leadership training or evidence of practical application of expertise at this level
  • *Teaching and assessing qualification



  • *A proven track record of operational service management at a Band 7(or equivalent) or above, in an acute NHS provider healthcare setting manging a ward / service/ department. Including staff, financial/budgetary and change management.
  • *Experienced operational service manager familiar with managing / delivering patient services within acute patient services ( scheduled and unscheduled care provider)
  • *Proven ability to analyse complex problems develop and implement practical/cost effective sustainable solutions to address them. Incorporating the Trust values.
  • *Is able to articulate a clear understanding of current issues in clinical practice related to the role/ speciality applied for and is able to apply National and Trust Policy to practice
  • *Ability to think and plan strategically and tactically whilst prioritising workloads in complex challenging and competitive environment.
  • *Demonstrate a strong sense of personal and collective accountability with a precise understanding of boundaries around delegated authority.
  • *The ability to collaborate constructively, with internal and external stakeholders. Creating an environment and culture for successful Partnership Working.
  • *Ability to understand how innovation and research, can impact on (1) patient care and experience (2) workforce recruitment and retention (3) Trust finances and reputation.
  • *Experienced in the investigation and production of reports / action plans for clinical and human resource related incidents / professional issues.
  • *A good understanding of the NHS changing environment e.g., current concerns, initiatives and can relate this to the role applied for Current professional and health service priorities
  • *Working knowledge of CQC Standards Can demonstrate an understanding of: -
  • *Safeguarding
  • *Equality and Diversity
  • *Data Protection Act
  • *Workforce planning


  • *Experience of planning and implementing service developments
  • *Business planning
  • *Ergonomics (Human Factor)

Additional Criteria


  • *Well-developed leadership and influencing skills with the ability to enthuse motivate and involve individuals and teams to have an understanding of the Trust's and departmental/ward performance expectations
  • *Ability to be flexible and look beyond existing structures, boundaries and ways of working to produce more effective service delivery, patient outcomes and staff engagement.
  • *Committed to improving patient experience and outcomes through an ability to sustain a clear performance focus on achieving demanding goals and developing a culture of openness, honesty, responsibility and accountability.
  • *Able to deal with challenging/difficult situations and individuals, with sensitivity and diplomacy.
  • *Able to develop and implement action plans / set standards and monitor progress
  • *Experience of clinical audit and the use of audit information to improve and sustain clinical practice standards
  • *Ability to deliver formal presentations
  • *Well established IT Skills
  • *Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
  • *Demonstrate experience of high level communication
  • *Proactive, takes own initiative
  • *Excellent time management
  • *Highly developed skills of persuasion, motivational, negotiating and communication
  • *Ability to autonomously, prioritise workloads and stay calm under pressure of changing work demands
  • *Resilience
  • *Innovative and responsive to change
  • *Tactful, diplomatic and at ease with all kinds of people
  • *Strong sense of commitment to openness, honesty and integrity in undertaking the role
  • *Ability to work flexibly and where necessary outside of core working hours.
  • *Ability to work at any site premises and travel within the UK on Trust business.
  • *Ability to participate in a managers/ service on call rota as part of the Trusts out of hours management provision as required.


  • *Project management
  • *Car driver

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Good Hope Hospital

Rectory Rd

Sutton Coldfield

West Midlands

B75 7RR

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