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Matron - Medicine Division

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Matron - Medicine Division
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5)
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Royal Stoke University Hospital
Stoke on Trent
£45,753 - £51,668 Band 8a
Salary period
23/01/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 highly motivated individuals, with proven managerial experience, to join the Medicine Division as Matrons.

Matron – Medicine Division (Band 8a)

The University Hospital of North Midlands Medical Division has never been a more exciting place to work for enthusiastic leaders passionate about leading nursing teams to deliver excellent patient care.

The division has the opportunity for a Senior Nurse to undertake the role as a Matron.  Working alongside the Directorate Managers & Clinical Directors, you will provide a highly visible & supportive presence inspiring the professional development of nursing whilst ensuring the delivery of high quality, safe patient care across all areas within the Division.


Main duties of the job

This exciting role will support the development of your existing skills enhancing your leadership, professional & people management within the clinical environment.  As a role model you will influence and contribute to the development of nursing across the Division and Trust.

If you are dynamic leader looking for an exciting opportunity to work within the Medicine Division we would like to hear from you.


Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we are highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please see contact information details

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Experience of leadership at a senior level
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience at Matron or Deputy Matron level


Essential criteria
  • NMC
  • Evidence of degree level study
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

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

Vicki Poole
Job title
Directorate Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01782 675947
Additional information

For informal discussion please contact Gwen Hatton, Associate Chief Nurse on Tel 01782 674161

Or to arrange a visit to the Specialised Medicine Directorate please contact Vicki Poole, Directorate Manager on Tel No. 01782 675947.