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Matron - Community 0-19

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Pro rata, per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
Are you passionate about high quality care for children young people and their families?

Are you driven to make a difference in shaping service delivery? Do you want to be part of an amazing team that is supportive an encouraging and who puts the child and family at the centre of everything that we do?

If so then look no further this is the role for you.

We are recruiting to 0-19 (Rotherham Children's Public Health Nursing Service) Matron role and want an enthusiastic passionate candidate to join our vibrant team. The successful candidate will work closely with the Care Group Management Team and with colleagues across Children and Young People Services and the wider Place.

The post holder will ensure that high quality safe care is intrinsic to their everyday practice and that of colleagues, supported by strong governance and robust leadership qualities to support our children and families in the community and linking in to the acute Trust.

Main duties of the job

The role of the 0-19 matron is a fundamental and intrinsic role as a key member of the senior leadership team within children's services and the wider Care Group.

The successful candidate will be a visible presence across the 0-19 team. Role modelling and professionalism are key elements of the role, which includes being professionally curious and being a critical friend both within the care group and wider across the organisation.

Working closely with our commissioners in relation to delivery and development of service.

All of the above is created through an inclusive culture, supported through open and honest communication with both colleagues and our children, young people and their families that we support and care for. High standards and high expectations are key in ensuring high quality governed service delivery which is responsive to the needs of our community and supporting the reduction in health inequalities for the population.

Quality improvement is a key aspect of the role and needs to be developed and encouraged across all areas within the matrons remit and nurtured within all colleagues, ensuring patient safety and experience alongside staff engagement and experience is underpinning everything we do as a team.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is a combined acute and community Trust serving our local population of around 270,000 people. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham.

As a Trust we are on a journey to excellence and our people and culture are at the heart of everything we do for patients. In the latest NHS Staff Survey, we are the second most improved Trust in England for would you recommend the Trust as a place to work?, and were one of the most improved for staff engagement overall.

But dont just take our word for it each year hundreds of colleagues receive nominations for our Excellence and Proud awards, showcasing our brilliant people and recognising their achievements. Our people make a difference to the lives of patients every day and we are proud of the improvements we are making.

All of our 5,100 colleagues are key to our improvement journey, and we are continuing to improve our services by upholding the Trusts values of Ambitious, Caring and Together. If you are passionate about making a difference, then please apply to join us on our journey to excellence.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for the full details about the role and the responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, 1st level with current NMC Registration
  • Holds Specialist Community Public Health Nursing degree (Health visiting or School Nursing) qualification
  • Clinical experience relevant to this post
  • Post-graduate qualification relevant to the role


  • Recognised leadership or management qualification
  • Masters Degree



  • A proven track record of operational management at a senior level in a Community environment, including staff, financial and change management.
  • Proven track record of delivering the quality agenda, ensuring patient safety is paramount and at the forefront to planning services and resource allocation.
  • Demonstrable previous success in leading and delivering change and performance with and through clinical teams, engaging them in the strategic direction and delivery plans.
  • Establish clear work priorities delegates appropriately and effectively, ensuring a capability to deliver, monitoring performance and giving feedback
  • Experience of managing a budget within a clinical area.
  • Ability to think and plan, tactically and creatively.
  • To prioritise work programs in the fact of competing demands.
  • A good understanding of the changing NHS environment.


  • Experience of working in a Community setting



  • Relevant professional standards/application of the NMC Code
  • Knowledge of quality and governance systems
  • National policy/guidance re professional practice and professional regulation
  • National changes and developments in health care

Skills and Abilities


  • A strong sense of personal and team accountability coupled with a clear understanding of the boundaries around delegated authority
  • Strong sense of commitment to openness, honesty and integrity in undertaking the role
  • Evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to conduct oneself as a highly professional nursing role model
  • Articulate and emotionally resilient
  • Effective negotiating and influencing skills
  • Well-developed delegation, people and workload management skills
  • Commitment to continuous service improvement and professional excellence
  • Sound political judgement and astuteness in understanding
  • Working with complex policy, and diverse interest groups
  • Keyboard skill including effective use of Microsoft Office
  • Moving and Handling of patients
  • Effective personal organisation skills
  • Demands Excellence in Clinical Standards


  • Evidence of high quality report writing and critical analysis
  • Willingness to challenge practice and current thinking.
  • Ability to work in a time critical environment and to be able to deliver to tight timescales and with competing priorities.

Professional Registration/PIN


  • Please enter NMC details

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


Rotherham Community Health Centre

Greasbrough Road


South Yorkshire

S60 1RY

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