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Community Paediatric Matron

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Children's Nursing
NHS AfC: Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£44,956 to £53,042 per annum
20/03/2018 23:59

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre. St Mark’s & LNWH has a major teaching commitment and we have recently been awarded University Hospital status after being granted membership of the Association of UK University Hospitals.

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting by being:

  • Compassionate
  • Responsive
  • Innovative

We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • H onesty
  • E quality
  • A ccountability
  • R espect
  • T eamwork

These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.

This is an exciting opportunity for an organized, highly motivated Paediatric Nurse with strong leadership and management skills and community experience to join the London Northwest Healthcare University Hospital NHS Trust family. We have recently formed a new children’s nursing structure within the organisation and we are looking for you to help shape Paediatric Nursing services in the community.

You will have the relevant and demonstrable experience to develop the service using your knowledge and skills to work with other health professionals, children and young people (CYP) within the community setting. Strong leadership and experience of working in the community setting is essential for this role,

The role will involve managing and leading a number of Paediatric nursing teams and specialist nurses. This includes:

  • Community Children’s Nursing Team,
  • Special School Nursing Team,
  • Children’s Continuing Care Team
  • Specialist Health Visitors
  • Asthma Specialist Nurses
  • Haemoglobinopathy Specialist Nurses

where all members have varied skills and competence in the management of caring for the child at home and educational settings.

The successful applicant will be able to work as part of the Tri Borough team of Community Paediatric Matrons, to lead and develop processes and pathways for the children served by London Northwest University Healthcare NHS Trust.

The role sits within the Women and Children’s Division of the Trust which comprises both Acute and Community care provision, thus providing a seamless pathway of care for the children and their families

You would need to be an experienced children’s trained nurse, preferably with a recognized specialist qualification and experience of working in a community setting. You will need to have excellent communication skills, and flexibility to support the changing needs of Children’s Nursing.

We will offer you the support of a committed management team and peers to advance your skills.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Sophia Lindsay

Head of Nursing Paediatrics


0208 967 5000 ext  3615


If you have problems applying, contact

0208 869 3384