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Deputy Community Matron

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata (plus HCAS)
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
NELFT is committed to meeting the needs of modern healthcare and providing the best possible services to its patients. The successful candidate will need a minimum of 5 years post registration experience, be able to function as an autonomous practitioner with advanced clinical skills and a good knowledge of long term conditions. It is also important that the candidate can demonstrate flexibility, good communication skills, an ability to work as a team member as well line manage the Assistant Practitioners within the team.

The post holder will work as a case manager and will be involved in delivering integration, working with GPs, Social Services, Care Coordinators and the Community Nursing/Therapy Services. You will be providing case-management, care co-ordination and support, to patients in their own homes to avoid unnecessary hospital admission, reduce hospital stay and maintain health and well-being for the patients. We work closely with our Acute sector going into to the local Hospital to facilitate early discharge.

If you are an overseas qualified nurse and wanting to start your journey to becoming a UK based registered nurse with the NMC, you can check whether you are eligible to be supported through our Capital Nurse consortium. Please visit

Main duties of the job

This post requires that you work flexibly across all Localities in Havering within the Integrated Community Team.

NELFT has a multi-cultural and ethnically diverse population which offers a wide spectrum of healthcare challenges which can be both complex and rewarding. As a part of our community health service commitment to improve the working lives of our staff, we offer flexible working arrangements, childcare vouchers and family friendly policies and staff benefits including an excellent pension scheme. We are committed to providing a culture of continuous learning, which actively supports the professional and personal development of our staff.

Post Holders require a valid UK driving license and access to a vehicle for work purposes

About us

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,108 and a maximum payment of �5,177).

Job description

Job responsibilities

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families

For further details, please refer to the job role attached.

Person Specification



  • Current NMC Registration Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Nurse/Prescriber/Non-Medical Prescriber
  • Evidence of professional up-dating
  • Academic ability to study at degree level



  • Has experience of team working that will assist the individual to manage an effective team


  • 3 years post registration experience



  • An awareness of NHS Plan, NSF and clinical governance priorities
  • Awareness of the content and application in practice of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • A good range of clinical skills, including assessment



  • Good organisation skills and ability to prioritise and work in a self-directed way
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Harold Hill Health Centre

Gooshays drive, Harold Hill



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