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Clinical Matron - Mental Health : HMP Lowdham

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Lowdham, Nottingham
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
Looking for something new & exciting in the NHS? Ever considered Prison healthcare? We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Clinical Matron of join our team .

You will be responsible for the clinical management and leadership of the Integrated Mental Health Team within the Prison establishment.

The post holder will be responsible for the day to day organisation and smooth running of the multi-disciplinary team, providing a service to a diverse caseload of patients who are presenting with mental health problems and a high risk of harm.

To lead and coordinate a team of healthcare professionals in the delivery of effective clinical management of patients who have a wide range of health issues.

The role is pivotal in leading and co-ordinating a high quality, safe, effective and efficient service to meet the needs of the patient population across the prison establishment .

To lead effective Mental Health services for patients, which deliver against required standards.

To demonstrate innovative practice, whilst collaboratively working with multiple stakeholders, maintaining clinical efficacy, enabling the service to compete as provider of choice to local commissioners.

Main duties of the job

Healthcare delivery in prison is never dull or predictable - it is very rewarding. Every day will bring new challenges and new experiences to you as a qualified professional. The Integrated Mental Health team consists of senior mental health nurses, ND nurse, psychology, support workers and psychiatry provision who provide a stepped model approach to care provision and cover all aspects of mental health needs. The team provides case management and group work 7 days a week. The team have good working relationships with the Prison staff which is reflected in excellent health outcomes for our most vulnerable men.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

The Offender Health Care Group is one of the largest and most successful providers of prison healthcare in the UK. The Directorate provide physical, mental health and substance misuse healthcare services in prisons across the East Midlands, Lincolnshire & Leicestershire.

The Care Group provides healthcare to 7 prisons. You are part of a large peer group of 400+ healthcare professionals with access to peer support, supervision and excellent opportunities for learning and development. We also offer services within the Personality Disorder Pathway, including Therapeutic Communities (within prisons), Community and Prison Personality Disorder services and specialist Veteran Services.

We are committed to working in partnership with prison services, national probation service other healthcare providers and our criminal justice system partners to improve health, support justice to reduce re-offending behaviour. The Offender Health Team truly believes it can make a difference to the lives of offenders by offering consistent, high-quality care in primary, mental health and substance misuse services that are equivalent to health services delivered outside of Prison.

You will be responsible for providing clinical and managerial leadership to a high standard, promoting best practice and developing Mental Health services to enhance quality and improve patient experience. You will be working alongside the Clinical Matrons for Substance Misuse and Physical Care and other healthcare professionals in the wider healthcare team you will have all the support you need to deliver the best care possible to our patients at HMP Lowdham.

Want to know more ? Come and pay us a visit and see the world of prison healthcare for yourself. You must be an experienced RMN nurse - The healthcare team operates in a supportive environment with a commitment to personal and professional development.

Our DBS check is free, you have no fees to pay!

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse/Learning Disability First Level Registration
  • Master's degree or equivalent Evidence of CPD


  • Mentorship qualification



  • Experience of Managing teams and services
  • Experience of performance Management
  • Knowledge and Experience in the provision of care to the complex needs of mental health patients


  • Experience of developing services



  • Good Knowledge of safeguarding
  • Knowledge of therapeutic approaches used in secure environments including the Recovery Agenda
  • Knowledge and understanding of the interface across Clinical pathways


  • Experience of working with offenders/criminal justice system



  • Excellent patient focused assessment skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work within a Multidisciplinary team as a senior member and represent nursing perspective in a variety of settings
  • Commitment to clinical and managerial supervision

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Lowdham Grange

Old Epperstone Road

Lowdham, Nottingham

NG14 7DA

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