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Matron - Maternity Services

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
37.5 hours per week (Full TIme 37.5 hours per week)
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Across Morecambe Bay
Barrow, Kendal & Lancaster
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum
Salary period
20/04/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

The matron is managerially responsible to and accountable to the
Deputy Head of Midwifery. Appraisal will be undertaken by the
Deputy Head of Midwifery.

The matron will, in partnership with the Clinical Lead and Service
Manager (service triumvirate), lead improvement in care, service
delivery and the achievement of organisational priorities within the

The post-holder will deputise for the Deputy Head of
Midwifery as required.

Main duties of the job

It is an exciting time to join the maternity teams at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with the implementation of Continuity of Carer, our commitment to the Baby Friendly Initiative, our Digital Optimisation Programme and the collaborative work with our Local Maternity System.

If you would like to be part of an innovative service, at a Trust which is now receiving much-deserved recognition, why not come and visit us?

In working with us, you will be rewarded with an interesting and stimulating job, and also the opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the United Kingdom.

Come and join the team!

Applications are invited from senior midwives with proven leadership, service development and change management experience.



Working for our organisation

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The matron has overall responsibility for the delivery of safe,
clinically and cost effective, compassionate midwifery care within the
service and provides assurance evidence regarding compliance
against all appropriate professional, organisational and national
compliance standards.


Person specification

Education & Qualification

Essential criteria
  • Qualified Registered Midwife
  • Registered with appropriate regulatory body – NMC.
  • Senior midwife with evidence of leadership/managerial experience
Desirable criteria
  • Master’s degree or equivalent post basic training
  • Post Management / Leader qualification or willingness to undertake a certificate in Management/Leadership


Essential criteria
  • Experience of leading and delivering programmes of change within an acute NHS setting
  • Considerable post registration experience including management and leadership experience
  • Experience of managing of budgets/financial control
  • Experienced in managing incidents/complaints
Desirable criteria
  • Project management experience/qualification

Skills & Ability

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communications skills, written and oral
  • Ability to influence and motivate staff to delivery challenging targets
  • Experience of audit and audit tools
  • Ability to plan strategies which impact positively across the service
  • Management within a large clinical area
  • Demonstrate strong organisational skills and abilities
  • Ability to plan strategies which impact positively across the service

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Self motivated, enthusiastic, innovative and flexible.
  • Approachable, open style manager.
  • Able to deal with and resolve conflict
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship hereWork in the UK. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Tamsin Cripps
Job title
Deputy Head of Midwifery
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Tamsin Cripps

Deputy Head of Midwifery