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Modern Matron

Job Reference: 449-CSP338

Solent NHS Trust
Children's Better Care Centre
£45,753 - £51,668 p.a.

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Are you passionate about making a difference for children with health needs and their families in the community? Would you like to work withinin a supportive and innovative team where you are valued and empowered to deliver service improvements? Are you interested in developing your career within an NHS Trust which has been consistently recognised for valuing staff and which is rated 'Good' overall by the CQC and outstanding for 'caring'?

If you have answered yes, then come and join our team of Community Children's Nurses, Paediatricians, specialist nurses and Health Care Support workers within the Children's Better Care Centre. Our teams support children and young people in the community with a range of health needs (including long term conditions, complex needs, and short term acute conditions) as well as children with safeguarding needs. We work closely with our partners wih acute health and social care and alongside our therapy, CAMHS and public health teams. Due to a recent promotion within our service, we are now looking for a matron to lead our nursing services, with a specific focus on the overal clinical and operational management of our integrated community children's nursing service.

You will have a background of leadership within community children's nursing or specialist community public health nursing for children and famiilies. You will be a highly motivated and innovative leader, with a demonstrated ability to deliver service improvements. You will be passionate about delivering high quality services for our clients, and you will understand how to utilise quality and clinical governance information and processes to deliver improvements. You will have an understanding of the future direction of the NHS, including the aspirations for children and young people in the Long Term Plan. You will be an excellent communicator and able to work with a wide range of stakeholders. You will be a proven self-starter and will be able to work autonomously, whilst benefiting from supportive leadership and coporate teams. You will work in a way which is in accordance with our Trust HEART Values (honest, everyone counts, respect, accountable, teamwork).

If you are interested in this post and would like to discuss it further, please do not hesitate to contact Clare Smith, Service and Quality Manager for an informal conversation.


Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage.If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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