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Matron. Oncology, Haematology & Immunology Band 8a

Band 8a

Main area
Oncology, Haematology & Immunology
Band 8a
Fixed term: 9 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£47,126 - £53,219 PA
Salary period
08/12/2021 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

Matron – Oncology, Haematology and Immunology 8a – 9 month fixed term.


Are you looking to lead a forward thinking nursing team? 


Gloucestershire Hospitals NHSF Trust has a vision to deliver ‘best care for everyone’, to our patients, families and to each other. As Matron for Oncology, Haematology and Immunology services you will lead nursing within the specialty to ensure we are achieving this vision.


Your responsibilities will be to lead the nursing teams across a range of services and departments including two in-patient wards, an Acute haematology and oncology assessment unit, Oncology day case treatment ward, Oncology out-patient dept, Haematology day case treatment Unit, Haematology out-patient dept, Mobile chemotherapy unit, FOCUS cancer information centre and dedicated Practice development team.

The key requirements of this role are to lead, inspire, enable and develop our nursing workforce to deliver excellent, innovative patient centred care.

Main duties of the job

1st level registration with the NMC and evidence of working at a senior level for extensive time period is required.

We are looking for a compassionate, transformational and inclusive leader.  You will need to lead from the front and also facilitate and grow your team to deliver quality care across the specialty. You will be supportive, dynamic, engaging and be able to effectively challenge the quality of patient and colleague experience.

You must be a positive leader and role model with the ability to motivate teams.  This is essential to our Pathway to Excellence Journey. We are looking to build a place where staff feel valued with a sense of belonging and competence.

Working hours

The role is full time and will generally be Monday – Friday except when you are covering the Trustwide out of hours nursing staff rota on a rotational basis at weekends.  It is a cross site position and the successful candidate will be expected to work at Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Working for our organisation

We are a team that truly supports its staff right from the start with our dedicated Practice Development team.

You will benefit from the support of an experienced, friendly and enthusiastic multi-professional team that’s committed to the delivery of quality patient care and continuous improvement. 

You’ll be working closely with the ward and departmental teams, Oncology and Haematology management groups, Advanced care practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Trustwide Matron Team & Divisional leadership team.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  1. To work in alignment with the Matron handbook (NHS England and NHS improvement 2020) ensuring focus on all elements outlined in this document.
  2. To provide visible, authoritative and influential presence on whom staff, patients, families and carers can rely, to ensure the fundamentals of care are delivered.
  3. Provide professional leadership to nurses, acting as a role model and ensuring that competence is both developed and maintained.
  4. Provide assurance to the Divisional Director of Quality and Nursing that there is continuous quality improvement (QI) in the delivery of services.
  5. Provide clear clinical leadership for nursing and take responsibility and accountability for specific clinical services, wards and departments within the Division and wider Trust.

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
  • Experience (through placement or employment) of working in an acute clinical environment
  • 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.
  • Able to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies/protocols/guidelines relevant to area of practice.
Desirable criteria
  • Masters Level Study or willingness to undertake
  • Previous experience in a relevant speciality
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Tracey Cullerne
Job title
Matron – Oncology, Haematology, Immunology
Email address
Telephone number
0300 422 4757
Additional information

Alternate telephone no:  07929369642