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Matron - Acute Medicine - AMU & ACUC


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Matron - Acute Medicine
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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£47,126 - £53,219 Pro Annum
Salary period
11/08/2022 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview

Great care can change everything. Like you, at the Gloucestershire Hospital NHS Trust we want to deliver outstanding care. With two Emergency Departments across Gloucestershire this Matron will lead nursing to continually strive and improve care for our patients’ experience and outcomes.

The Matron for Acute Medicine is an exciting role within a dynamic working environment and works closely with the Deputy Divisional Directors of Quality & Nursing and the wider Acute Medicine team and Trust Matron Team.

The Matron will be an inclusive, transformational, autonomous professional at the same time as being a quality advocate and clinical leader. The post holder will have strategic responsibility with the General Manager and Specialty Director to ensure business plans, budgets, workforce and continual staff development with an ethos of continual listening and engaging are in place to deliver quality of service for the division and Trust.

Main duties of the job

The Post Holder is required to hold either a valid 1st level registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council or HCPC registration and maintain standards in accordance with the UK law, the NMC/HCPC, Trust and EU guidelines.

The Matron we are looking for is a compassionate, transformational and inclusive leader. Essential to our Pathway to Excellence® Journey! We are looking to build a place where staff feel autonomous with a sense of belonging and competence. The Divisional Nursing Director is keen to build a team of truly compassionate leaders who lead from the front at the same time as facilitating and growing others to deliver quality care across the division together. The Matron will ensure all clinical, quality, safety, financial and workforce delivery.

Working for our organisation

Working here, you will benefit from the support of an experienced, friendly and enthusiastic multi-professional team committed to the delivery of brilliant patient care.  The post holder will be working closely with the ward teams, Divisional Matron team, site team and Divisional leadership team.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To provide compassionate leadership through being visible, accessible, authoritative and influential. They will be a presence to who staff, patients, families and carers can rely, to ensure the fundamentals of care are delivered effectively and efficiently.

To promote a workforce environment where staff feel they are autonomous, in control with a sense of belonging as well as the competence to deliver safe and quality clinical care.

Provide professional and inclusive leadership to nurses, midwives and ward managers, acting as a role model within the Division and the Trust ensuring that competence in managerial and clinical practice is both developed and maintained as well as offering opportunities to all.


Provide clear clinical leadership for nursing and take responsibility and accountability for specific clinical services, wards and departments within the Division of Medicine and wider Trust including safe staffing levels and an overall workforce to deliver care 24/7.

Work in partnership and collaboration with other Matrons and General Managers within the Division, leading on clinical governance and risk agendas for specific services, ensuring dovetailing of strategic and operational roles and responsibilities.

Provide nursing leadership, set and maintain professional nursing standards, provide professional nursing advice and direction to the Specialty Director, General Manager and to other colleagues within their Division. The Matron will be professionally and managerially responsible for the named ward/department sisters/charge nurses.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Active registration with the NMC
  • United Kingdom recognised Degree in Nursing
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of professional portfolio and registration revalidation
Desirable criteria
  • Masters Level Study or willingness to undertake


Essential criteria
  • Experience (through placement or employment) of working in an acute clinical environment
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience in a relevant speciality

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Able to prioritise own workload and that of others as appropriate
  • Acts as a role model, lead by example to ensure the Trust’s values and behaviours are reinforced throughout their area of practice.
  • Able to supervise non-registered and less experienced staff to ensure effective service and care delivery.
  • Able to effectively and appropriately escalate concerns to reduce risk and promote patient safety
  • Demonstrates ability to keep up to date with professional issues that influence nursing practice relating to area of clinical practice, management, education and research.
  • relating to area of clinical practice, management, education and research. E A/I Able to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies/protocols/guidelines relevant to area of practice.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sally Hayes
Job title
Deputy Divisional Director of Quality & Nursing
Email address
Telephone number
0300 422 3502