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Full Time
£44,606 - £50,819 / year
NHS Band 8A/Band 8B

Job Description

“Defined by our people”

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe’s largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is “To Build Healthier Lives”.


Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard: [Click here to apply] and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts [Click here to apply].

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Are you an established clinical leader looking for a Matron post?

Are you looking for your next career challenge as a manager?

We have a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring Matron who is are seeking career development and progression. There are six clinical Divisions at the Trust with services centred on four main hospital sites (Queen Elizabeth in Edgbaston ( QEH ) , Good Hope in Sutton Coldfield , Solihull Hospital and Heartlands Hospital in Bordsley Green ).

We now have a vacancy in Division 1 for a Matron for Ambulatory Care and Short Stay surgery : the post holder will provide professional nursing leadership to day and short stay surgery units and ambulatory care across all 4 main sites, surgical admissions and the infusion suite and the discharge lounge at QEH site

The post holder will lead, develop and professionally line manage defined clinical services and managers in order to maintain and improve standards of care and patient outcomes. They will promote best practice which inspires and motivates others, empowering them to ensure all staff have the authority and support to provide agreed standards of care and service delivery to patients and their carers.

Applicants should have a proven track record of operational service management at a senior level within an acute hospital setting and thrive on influencing and developing others to achieve their leadership potential.

These are exciting opportunities to develop your leadership and management skills should and use your proven track record of operational service/ ward management at a senior level within an acute provider setting.

You will be a confident committed clinical leader who is driven by challenges and demonstrates personal resilience working in a fast moving and changing care environment. You should have experience of staff, financial and change management, leading by example, motivating and empowering your team to ensure consistently high standards of care are set and delivered.

The successful post holder will, in conjunction with the Deputy Associate Director of Nursing , other Matrons, Clinical Service Leads and the General and Operational Managers participate in and lead on innovative, improvement projects which support the productivity and performance agenda within each Division In addition, you will have responsibility for ensuring both the operational and quality agendas are achieved and maintained, improving quality of care and patient outcomes driving transformation through agreed models of change.

If you think you have what it takes to join a forward thinking, innovative team committed to the delivery of high quality care then we want to hear from you!

To be shortlisted applicants will need to detail in their supporting information how they can demonstrate the essential requirements of the experience and skills section of the person specification.

The interview and selection process will be confirmed following shortlisting but will consist of 2 parts, an assessment centre (3 hours) following which successful candidates will progress to a panel interview which may be held on a different day.

The post holder will be expected to work predominantly Monday – Friday as core business hours, 37.5 hours per week, plus agreed on call requirements and travel between sites as part of the role.

Matron post holders will be expected to have regular, visible and accessible presence on all sites where their services are based.

If this is a post that interests you please arrange a visit or telephone call withthe Fiona Wyton ( Divisional Deputy Associate Director of Nursing ) on [Click here to apply]

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc. will be given

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