Matron - Band 8a

Job Title – Matron – Band 8a

Base – Wotton Lawn Hospital, Gloucester

Salary – £45,753 - £51,668 per annum

Hours per week – 37.5

This is an exciting opportunity as we are looking to recruit to the Matron post for our Working Age Adult Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Hospital in Gloucestershire following the promotion of the previous post holder. Providing clinical nursing leadership and having the ability to lead by example to motivate and empower others, are a fundamental part of ensuring safe, effective, compassionate, high quality care. We are therefore seeking a clinically credible nurse leader who will be a strong clinical role model and will set and uphold high standards of patient care across all of the units.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate that caring and compassion for patients and their relatives is central to their philosophy and practice and that they want to make a fundamental difference to the way patients are cared for.

Effective leadership and communication skills should be apparent, in order to nurture and develop teams to provide the best possible care. Managerial acumen, understanding of effective utilisation of resources and influencing skills are all essential to the role.

If you are looking to develop your professional and operational leadership skills and be supported to undertake service improvements to deliver a high quality service in a demanding but rewarding environment this is the job for you.

We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from BAME, LGBTQ and disabled candidates.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 25th September 2020

Shortlisting date: 26th September 2020

For more information or if you would like to have an informal discussion about this role, please contact Marieanne Bubb-McGhee on .

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.

Reference: 40885824

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