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Modern Matron

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for a forward thinking dynamic Modern Matron to join our Forensic inpatient leadership team. The post covers our inpatient wards across medium and low secure inpatients wards, including pathways for mental illness, personality disorder and learning disabilities.

The ideal candidate will be committed to personal and staff professional development, be able to develop strong and collaborative working relationships with external agencies as well as retain a flexible approach. This is a key role to professionally lead the nursing team and continuously improve care pathways for patients in secure care and their families and carers to ensure high quality, safe and sustainable care.

The role supports the Divisional Clinical Lead, promoting professional nursing standards and supporting the teams to ensure nursing staff have the opportunity for clinical and professional development. The post holder will be expected to participate in the out of hours on call manager's rota for the Trust.

The successful candidate will be a highly experienced nurse with demonstrable leadership experience and experience in forensic services. They should also have a commitment and desire to contribute to service improvement and multi-disciplinary working.

Please note that this a part-time role at 30 hours per week over at least four days. We are unable to offer full-time hours.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for leading high quality nursing services within forensic inpatient settings including evidence based practice, infection control, clinical environment, safer staffing and clinical audits.
  • Co-manage a small team of forensic nurse specialists
  • Work closely with the other matron in the forensic division
  • Provide clinical supervision to nursing staff across the pathway
  • Provide expert advice and consultations across the wider system to our partner agencies
  • To work in partnership with service managers, professional leads and other colleagues, including in partner agencies
  • To continue to demonstrate advanced clinical skills in practice and provide support and advice re. clinical developments, delivery and co-ordination of the highest quality care in collaboration with service users, carers, staff, managers, other agencies, appropriate to the service area
  • Maintain compliance with, and development of, clinical policies, procedures and guidelines, including case management, co-ordinating care in an inpatient setting

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust delivering integrated services across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. Find out more on our website

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our colleagues and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

We are proud to score above or equal to the average for all NHS People Promise theme areas demonstrating our commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. Wherever you work we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Work life balance is about having influence and flexibility over when, where and how you work. If the work pattern for this role does not meet your needs, we welcome an application and are happy to discuss working arrangements that differ from those advertised.

We offer a unique range of benefits that go above and beyond other NHS Trusts including an enhanced leave package and health and wellbeing support.

From city to countryside, market towns to moors you'll find a place to call home including some of the most affordable places to live in the UK.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Current NMC registration and be on the live register
  • Educated to Masters Level or Masters level or equivalent Post Graduate modules plus significant advanced knowledge/ experience
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. Mental Health Act code of practice, RCP standards for forensic mental health service, NHS Englend culture of care standards for inpatient services, National service framework: mental health, etc.
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area
  • Evidence of leadership and organisational development issues that have had a positive impact on service delivery


  • Advanced/expert clinical qualification
  • Teaching qualification
  • Member of organisational group/network, locally/regionally/nationally



  • Be able to effectively Chair meetings
  • Evidence of continuing professional development relevant to the service area
  • Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice
  • Proven leadership experience at an advanced level which has had a positive impact/created change within service delivery/practice


  • A breadth of clinical practice including clinically specialising in the field where the post is held

Skills and Competencies


  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills at all levels i.e. strategically and locally
  • Good time & project management skills
  • Sound experience/knowledge of Trust policies and procedures in order to effectively lead and manage others
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical values and attitudes within a culture of equality and diversity
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to embrace change

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


Humber Centre

Beverley Road


HU10 6ED

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