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Matron/Senior Nurse Paediatric Disability, Community, & Complex Care

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
Matron/Senior Nurse

Paediatric Community, Disability, Complex Care Jessie May

Band 8A

30hrs per week/ 0.8 WTE

This is your opportunity to join us on our journey and become a part of our talented and passionate Senior Nursing Team.

We are looking for a dynamic senior nurse who can multi-task, make high level decisions and demonstrate excellent people skills. Due to career progression an exciting opportunity has arisen for this substantive post within the Senior Nurse Team at BRHC, covering Paediatric Disability, Complex Care Services, Children's Community Nursing team and Jessie May hospice at home. The role will include the oversight and ongoing service development of activity within these services and line management of some of our Clinical Nurse Specialist teams as well as specific link matron roles and becoming part of the duty matron rota. The successful candidate will have proven effective leadership and management skills and the ability to work under pressure. There is a high level of autonomy required, whilst also working with the multidisciplinary teams and colleagues within the hospital and feeding into wider networks across the Southwest and beyond. The post holder will also work closely with the divisional triumvirate and the divisional management team.

Main duties of the job

The ideal candidate for the role will:
  • Have significant experience in problem solving, using their initiative & providing a clear vision for the services they lead.
  • Have the ability to proactively lead & problem solve to resolution.
  • A prompt & clear decision maker.
  • Be an experienced communicator & work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.

This post provides strong leadership, visible, credible, senior nursing presence accessible to staff, patients and their families for advice, assistance and support. The post holder will be accountable for the delivery of optimum quality patient care in their area/s of responsibility, and in line with the ten key matron responsibilities outlined nationally.

As Matron the post holder is expected to ensure that the services provided are responsive to patient needs, that the planning of services involves patients and users, and reflects the diverse population served. There is an expectation that the post holder will work closely with Matrons, Head of Nursing and ADM colleagues within the division and across divisional and Trust boundaries in the interest of patient care.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • RGN.1st Level or relevant children's qualification or ODP
  • Current Paediatric NMC or HCPC Registration
  • Qualifications and Professional Training Experience / Extended Knowledge in Paediatric Nursing Degree
  • Master's Degree or equivalent, or willingness to work towards
  • Route Cause Analysis & Clinical Governance


  • Leadership/Management Course
  • IOSH (or similar) Course

Knowledge & Experience


  • Knowledge of nurse led initiatives & national policy
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Enthusiastic, highly motivated and able to inspire others
  • IT Skills
  • Conscientious, committed, reliable and hardworking

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to establish credibility rapidly with wide range of staff
  • Ability to communicate clearly to a range of audiences & disciplines
  • Ability to deal sensitively with emotive
  • Resilience
  • Being fair
  • Dynamic
  • Flexible
  • Enthusiastic & Motivated
  • Possessed of personal insight and awareness
  • Good team player
  • Innovative

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Upper Maudlin St.



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