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3086 - Site Matron

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro/rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
Interview Date: 30th July 2024

An opportunity has arisen to join our team of Site Matrons at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The post holder will be supported by an established patient flow team which include an Operational Support Manager and Patient Flow Assistants.

The Site Matron role is integral to the successful operation of the hospital you will need to be a quick thinker and strong leader with excellent problem-solving skills, able to negotiate sound operational decisions in rapidly changing situations, often under pressure so a calm and pleasant manner is essential.

You will be a registered nurse with a masters degree or equivalent qualifications and demonstrable clinical experience, with significant experience as a Band 7. You will possess enhanced nursing and leadership skills and an understanding of current acute hospital performance indicators. The post holder will need to demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills.

Main duties of the job

The Site Matron post will provide a visible, accessible and leadership presence across the Trust promoting a culture of learning and sharing good practice in relation to clinical risk, patient safety and patient experience.

A broad overview of responsibilities includes managing the Trusts bed capacity and patient flow and assisting in the achievement of key performance and quality standards (e.g. emergency and elective admission access targets, single sex accommodation, and infection control). You will also be required to, support safe staffing levels. Out of hours you will have overall responsibility for the hospital site with support from the on-call senior manager and the executive on call.

The team covers the site 24 hours a day 365 days a year and the shift pattern is 12.5-hour shifts covering days and nights. The role will involve working10 shifts over a 4 week period, to include long days and nights, weekend and bank holidays.

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Certificates of Sponsorship

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Description for Site Matron

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Supporting Documents

Please refer to the values-based recruitment guidance and associated documentation.

Person Specification



  • 1st level Registered Nurse.
  • Demonstrate a current in depth knowledge of the national nursing agenda.
  • Teaching qualification or demonstrable evidence of equivalent relevant experience.
  • Educated to degree level.
  • Masters level qualification in health related subject or demonstrates knowledge and practice at masters level through evidence of experience in senior nursing role.



  • Extensive experience of working at a senior level of Band 7 or above within nursing/midwifery.
  • Experience of managing a ward or department.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading change and problem solving.
  • Experience of managing operational change while also developing and maintaining high standards of quality.

Skills and Abilities


  • Proven track record of delivering high standards of care
  • Coaching/facilitation/reassurance
  • Staff development/empowerment
  • Mediation and negotiation
  • Demonstrable influencing/inspiring
  • Change management/decision making skills
  • Demonstrable problems solving
  • Proven leadership qualities
  • Ability to manage complex and competing issues
  • Develop action plans and able to set standards
  • Flexibility
  • Able to deliver formal presentations
  • IT skills
  • Ability to write reports/papers as required
  • Excellent communication skills including negotiation with proven ability to liaise effectively within a multi-disciplinary based environment
  • Able to make clinical judgments from caller information and evaluate alternative courses of action. Capable of making decision based on the evaluation of a range of options
  • Ability to work under pressure and devise innovative solutions
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to communicate contentious information and deal with challenging behaviour in a non challenging manner

Trust Values


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.
  • In around 100 words please describe how you ensure you build and sustain positive working relationships within a team.

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Current professional and health service priorities.
  • Professional nursing agenda.
  • Clinical governance and patient safety agendas.
  • Health and safety.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Safeguarding knowledge.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of NHS targets and other topical NHS issues.

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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