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Job summary

Do you want to be part of an innovative and highly motivated Matron team, making positive changes happen on a daily basis?

We are seeking a senior nurse to join our ED Matron team to contribute to and help drive clinical care improvements for our patients. As Matron you will work as part of the team responsible for setting the standards and quality in the development, implementation and evaluation of services across the ED.

You will work closely with the Matrons across the wider division and organisation supporting flow.

You will have a passion for developing staff and creating a learning environment across the department, and demonstrate exceptional situational leadership enabling and empowering your teams. Your excellent communication and leadership skills will enable your team to embrace improvement, as a continuum in order to enhance the patient experience in all they do.

Main duties of the job

To manage the delivery of all nursing aspects of the area of responsibility, as set out in the KPIs by:

Conducting audits of quality within your clinical areas and responding with action as required to ensure consistent high standards of care

Holding senior sisters/charge nurses to account for delivery of their trust & Divisional objectives;

Providing a professional nursing perspective on all plans within your areas of responsibility

Ensuring effective action is taken where nursing performance is at risk of falling below expected levels (e.g., coaching nurses and developing corrective plans).

To provide visible clinical & professional leadership to the department(s) within your areas of responsibility. You should ensure that 50% of your hours of work are spent in this frontline oversight of quality.

To ensure that mechanisms are in place for the collection and submission of the relevant performance data for the areas of responsibility.

Supervise and ensure a consistent approach to nursing across all areas covered, through collaborative working and the development of shared procedures and guidelines, supervising the auditing of practice and the development of action plans.

Drive continuous improvement, and role model the vision of the modern matron as described in the Matrons’ handbook 2021

Ensure that all nursing staff adhere to the Trust and Divisional Policies, Protocols and Procedures.

Embed values, behaviours and attitudes congruent with kind, safe and excellent

About us

Come Nurse with us…

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It’s a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel; we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together – Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality; this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people’s age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

If you require sponsorship for a Visa to work in the UK, to avoid disappointment, please check you are not applying from a Red list country – Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England – GOV.UK (

Closing date is midnight on 4 June 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 14 June 2024

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?

Our values and reputation for outstanding care Opportunities to experience a range of specialities Career and development opportunities Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team Research experience and opportunities Lovely location and quality of life Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification

  • Current and relevant NMC registration
  • First level registered nurse
  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Degree in health related subject 5)Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Evidence of masters level study
  • Recent attendance on leadership programme


  • Significant experience managing a ward / unit
  • Broad senior clinical and managerial experience relevant to the post
  • Success in working collaboratively across professions and services
  • Demonstrable success in managing change
  • Experience with the introduction of evidence based practice
  • Project management
  • Experience obtained in more than one clinical setting
  • Research experience
  • Audit experience


  • Clinical practice and demonstrable knowledge of developments in nursing policy and practice
  • Good understanding of risk and clinical governance
  • Understanding of the political context for UK healthcare, including active long term plans for the NHS
  • Workforce planning, recruitment and retention
  • Ability to operationalise strategies


  • Highly effective leadership skills and ability to motivate
  • Excellent communications skills (interpersonal, negotiation, liaison, written and presentation skills
  • Budget management
  • Developing and implementing policies, guidelines and projects from initiation to completion
  • Computer literate in basic programmes, i.e. word, PowerPoint and excel
  • Ability to prioritise, meet tight deadlines and work independently
  • Commitment to openness, honesty and integrity in undertaking the role

Additional Requirements

  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website

From 6 April 2017, 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 NHS Careers website.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division C

Hills Road



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