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Matron for Gynaecology

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Band 8A
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to join our team in a senior clinical position as Gynaecology Matron within the Families and Integrated Community Care Division

You will be an exceptional communicator, problem solver and able to build positive and effective relationships. You will lead by example, motivate, and empower the team as well as be passionate about staff well-being

This Matron post will be a key operational post within our gynaecology services and is an essential role in promoting leadership the service

Matron post is advertised for a fixed term or secondment for 12 months

Main duties of the job

Through strong clinical leadership and effective management, the post holder will support the division in promoting and delivering excellence in nursing and care and maintain and continually improve clinical standards evidenced by the achievement of key quality performance indicators.

To provide senior clinical and managerial leadership to staff in the Gynaecology team, ensuring the highest standards of clinical practice and risk management are maintained.

Responsible for nursing budgets and effective management of resources.

Responsible for service development relating to the Gynaecology department

Manage and professionally support specialist nurses as appropriate to their own areas

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, with services covering the local authority areas of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. The Trust is part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) supporting a population of around 1.6 million people.

We have three main hospitals providing acute services to around 330,000 local residents. The organisation also provides specialist tertiary care for cardiac and haematology services, delivers community health services to over 445,000 residents including those in North Lancashire and hosts the National Artificial Eye Service across England. Plus, we provide urgent and emergency care services to an estimated 18 million people who visit the seaside resort each year. We employ over 7000 people from 68 different countries.

We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance. Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This role will be pivotal in leading services for Gynaecology. The post holder will be working closely and in partnership with the multidisciplinary teams across the Division to support innovation and quality.You will also ensure robust operation management and effective delivery of services, working in partnership with the other Matrons in the Division and across the Trust.

An understanding of local risk and clinical governance agenda, quality improvement, and a passion for developing teams is essential. In return, we can offer you excellent opportunities for career development and the opportunity to work in a senior nursing team in which you will be encouraged and supported to develop new skills. This is a great opportunity for an experienced nurse who is ambitious to progress in their career.

As a key member of a multi-professional team, ensure appropriate referral and discussion with other members of the team to optimise patient care.

Please see attached JD and PS for further information about this post.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification
  • Evidence of commitment to continuous learning and application in practice


  • Masters degree or working towards
  • Recognised leadership qualification or equivalent experience



  • Management/ leadership experience at band 7
  • In- depth knowledge of national publications
  • Experience of working/liaising with other departments
  • Experience in service improvements around patient safety and quality care


  • Evidence of audit and benchmarking

Skills and Attributes


  • Able to deal with situations sensitively and diplomatically
  • Able to deal effectively with challenging situations and challenging people
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Able to network across the organisation and externally
  • Computer literate
  • Credible leader
  • Highly motivated
  • Flexible
  • Good communicator
  • Able to gain trust and confidence of others
  • Strategic thinker
  • Influencing Skills
  • IT literate
  • Demonstrates key vision and values of the Trust

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Victoria Hospital



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