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Children and Young Peoples Modern Matron

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
Kings Lynn
£48,526 to £54,619 a year gross per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Do you have the ambition, creativity and clinical skills to contribute to the development of mental health services for children and young people?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Modern Matron to join our fantastic Under 14's team based in Kings Lynn. This post is ideal for someone who is interested in working with children and young people and wants to contribute to the improvement of patient quality of care, safety and experience.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced Nurse, preferably with CAMHS experience and awareness of the operational pressures of a CAMHS team.

We are looking for a clinician who can work independently and as part of a team; is forward thinking; innovative and highly motivated and keen to work with children and young people. We value the contribution of others and recognise the benefit of a variety of clinical experience.

We are looking for a strong and proven leader who can take responsibility for decisions and support junior clinical members of the team.

Excellent organisational and problem-solving skills are a must for this role as you will be working in an environment where creativity on how to approach situations is key. You will work closely with the team's leadership team, and will be expected to be involved with implementing a number of strategic projects including staff training and development. The successful candidate will work with a Multi-disciplinary team comprising of Psychology, Social Work and Mental Health Nursing.

About us

Benefits included with this role are:
  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • gym membership
  • NHS discounts and many more.

To find out more about the role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!

NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions, but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills.
CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources.
Job description
Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description to view the main responsibilities of this role and click Apply to begin your application!

This is a full time role, however applications for part time would be considered. Please get in contact for an informal discussion!

Person Specification
  • First level nurse with current NMC registration UK.

  • Registered nurse adult

  • Significant experience working within and mental health clinical services
  • Significant experience of clinical performance management
  • Experience of using initiative and enthusiasm to problem solve/develop the services with minimum disruption to the office

  • Working in a range of management roles and environments
  • Working in mental health

  • A proven record of success in managing significant operational / strategic change whilst also developing and maintaining the provision of a high quality service, within a clinical setting, with multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience of team working and building and maintaining effective working relationships in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Ability to communicate with people about difficult matters / in difficult situations across a diverse range of scenarios / situations

  • Good working knowledge of wider health and social care system and structures, policies, procedures and legislation relevant to services areas.
  • Knowledge of management tools, organisational systems and processes relevant to managing in an NHS organisation

  • Quality Improvement (QI)

  • Ability to travel independently
  • Positive attitude to change. Able to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team

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Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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