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Neonatal Matron

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
Matron for NICU, SCBU, Transitional Care and Neonatal Community Outreach

We are looking for a Tertiary Level Neonatal Nurse with experience at Band 7 or above with significant experience of managing a busy NICU.

This is a new role as Hull University Teaching Hospital's move towards a Mat-Neo model and an expansion of the neonatal environment and associated increase in neonatal staffing establishment.

This role will be a huge challenge resulting in an excellent service, which is currently commissioned to deliver 5 NICU, 7 HDU, 14 SCBU and 4 TC cots. The Matron role will support flow through the NICU/HDU for deliveries of under 27 weeks gestation including transfers in from across the Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal ODN and beyond. In addition the matron will support quicker, safer and earlier discharges through our SCBU/TC to home supported by the Neonatal Continuing Care Team.

This role will also incorporate working with timely transfers of care to the Children's wards and early repatriation back to referring hospitals.

The Neonatal Matron will be responsible for the operational and clinical management of these services within the Neonatal service.

You will lead the nursing team whilst working under the line management of the Director of Midwifery and in conjunction with the Consultant medical teams. The expanded bed base will change to deliver 7 ICU, 10 HDU, 12 SCBU and 4 TC from early 2024.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a forward thinking experienced individual whom will provide professional advice and support to speciality teams and service line colleagues ensuring delivery of the highest quality of patient care and service delivery.

You will have a high level of autonomy and will work in a self-directed way within the parameters set for the post.

Excellent leadership and communication skills are essential in this role as well as experience of creating successful partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and in the management of Human Resources.

The successful applicant must have high-level people management skills, including decision-making, negotiating, influencing and persuading skills. The post holder will provide a highly visible, accessible and authoritative presence and be available to patients, families and staff to provide assistance, advice and support and address any concerns as required.

The successful individual will contribute to the strategic direction of the service and specialities through meeting key performance indicators and national and local activity targets.

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled Worker Visa sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. You can determine the likelihood ofobtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post by assessing your circumstances against criteria specified on the website.

About us

The Humber Health Partnership is one of the largest acute and community Partnership arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) - our Group has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites, are Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH and Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLaG.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Group and our community.

Should we receive a high volume of applications the advert may be closed earlier than stated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

This position offers a unique opportunity for an experienced individual who is eager to take on a challenging role and make a significant impact on Neonatal healthcare delivery. We can consider developmental applications.

For further information please contact:

Vanessa Brown, Senior Matron, Children & Young People & Neonatal Services, 01482 608988 or 07585998693

Deborah Bray, Nurse Director Gynaecology, Neonates and Children Young People ,07523909819

Person Specification



  • RN (Child)/RSCN or RGN with neonatal experience
  • First level degree or equivelent expereince
  • Teaching experience


  • Masters Qualification in relevant discipline
  • Leadership/management qualification
  • Teaching qualification

Knowledge, training & Experience


  • Extensive clinical & managerial credibility/expertise at B7 or above in neonatal nursing and/or worked as an operational/neonatal matron
  • Demonstrates leadership and management skills
  • Ability to manage complex & unpredictable situations, to problem solve and make difficult decisions
  • Ability to manage resources effectively especially human resources and financial
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively
  • Track record of achievement and personal/professional development
  • Competent in IT
  • Experience of leading and implementing change
  • Experience of embedding robust clinical and corporate systems at local levels

Communication and interpersonal skills


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of effective working relationships
  • Good verbal and report writing skills



  • Personal integrity and credibility
  • Approachable and adaptable
  • Able to attend meetings off site

Employer details

Employer name

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Hull Royal Infirmary

Anlaby Road



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