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Band 8A Neonatal Matron

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
4 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated neonatal nurse to come and join the team at the Barnet Hospital site as the Matron for the Local Neonatal Unit. The unit is a busy Level 2 LNU, with a capacity of 30 cots (including 10 Individualised Care Rooms), with a multi-disciplinary team consisting of nursing, medical and allied health professionals. The family integrated care model is embedded in our daily practice and we have achieved Stage 3 of the Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative.

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.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will lead on the daily operations of the service, managing resources appropriately and mitigating risks as needed.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached documents for further information.

All applications should be made on-line. Please ensure that you meet the person specification before applying, and that your supporting statement reflects these criteria.

Person Specification



  • Significant senior neonatal experience
  • Taking charge of shifts
  • Managing staff sickness
  • Managing HR issues (capability / performance / disciplinary)
  • Risk management
  • Managing complaint
  • Team leader and team builder
  • Conflict management
  • Roster management


  • Networking
  • Budget management



  • Degree level qualification or equivalent experience
  • Neonatal QIS pathway
  • NLS trained
  • Breastfeeding training
  • Risk management training
  • Roster completion


  • FINE course

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Barnet General Hospital

Wellhouse Lane



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