Lead Matron for Mental Health | University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospital Southampton NHS FT
Southampton, England, GB
22h ago
source : GOV.UK

An exciting opportunity has arisen at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). We are looking to recruit a Lead Matron for Mental Health on a full time permanent basis who will lead on improving services for patients who require mental health care across the acute setting at UHS.


This is an exciting time to join UHS. We are working hard as a Trust to improve services for patients who require mental health care across the acute setting.

We are one of England’s largest acute teaching trusts and have recently been rated Good’ by the Care Quality Care.

We have a well-established mental health board with good levels of engagement from both an executive and clinical perspective, this enables us to provide strategic direction and focus on key service improvements.

We also have an excellent liaison psychiatry service that is already well integrated into our core services. Our aim is to ensure that every patient who attends UHS will receive excellent person centred care that takes into account their mental health, physical health and social care needs.


You will need highly developed interpersonal skills, hold the ability to work flexibly and maintain resilience.

You will influence and lead key service improvements, working in collaboration with clinical teams to integrate the care of peoples mental and physical health, promoting a culture that embraces parity of esteem.

You will provide clinical, professional and managerial leadership across the organisation, supporting our clinical teams to deliver high quality mental health care.

You will be welcomed into a community of specialist practitioners from a variety of clinical fields and have opportunities for peer support, leadership development and professional supervision.


You will have a passion for improving care and experience relating to mental health and can act as a champion within an acute hospital setting.

You will be an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to be the Trust’s strategic lead for Mental Health working as an integral part of the Division B Management Team and as a leading member of the Trust’s Mental Health Board.

You will have the ability to network and build relationships at all levels, including interpersonal skills, liaison and negotiation skills.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to.

We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview.

Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London.

The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 14 July 2020.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit.

Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

This advert closes on Friday 26 Jun 2020

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